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2013-06-11 70 views
It wasn't too long ago that one had to drive all the way to the East Coast to feast on cooked to order market fresh seafood. Thankfully more seafood restaurants are setting up shop in the city area so having a seafood fix after work does not entail a long commute now. Big name seafood restaurants like No Signboard and Jumbo have been iperating our of the Esplanade Mall and Boat Quay/Clarke Quay respectively for several years now.The Superior Sharks Fin in Claypot Thai Style $50++ can be shared
The Superior Sharks Fin in Claypot Thai Style $50++ can be shared by up to two persons. Dorsal fins are braised in a concentrated brown coloured seafood and chicken stock with bean sprouts and corriander leaves served in a side plate. The latter is added to the claypot at the table just before serving so diners can enjoy the QQ gelatinous fins and the crunchy sprouts along with the flavorful brioth.
Chilli Crab is one of Jumbo's signature dishes. At $58++/kg it is not cheap but at least you won't risk being served an "underweight" crab at Jumbo. The Sri Lanka crab was as fresh as can be with firm succulent flesh and the chilli gravy was pleasantly spicy without being numbingly hot and viscously sticky. Perfect for dipping our deepfried mantou' buns into.
The fried rice was full of ' wok hei' but a little short of ingredients.
A nice gesture was the offer of complimentary dessert - soursop with shaved ice which was just what we needed to cleanse our palate after a hearty dinner.