It was a nigh of feasting yesterday. Even the prospect of rainy weather could not quell the inner greed in us. It was CRABS night and CRABS we were going to get never mind the crabby weather!
A colleague displayed her charm, and got us a table in the restaurant at 7pm even though our reservation was for 8pm. I relinquished the task of ordering to the experts and diligently waited for the food to arrive.
The first dish that arrived looked like a cross between fried worms and sticky tentacles. I bet the look of this dish would even scare off Andrew Zimmern. But I knew what it was so I gladly chomped down on the fried baby octopus. The sticky sweet sauce paired very well with the crunchiness of the baby octopus.
Fresh prawns cooked in herbal soup
Then the highlight of the evening arrived. Salted Egg Crab!!! All those bits of yellow things piled on the crab are the salted egg. Crab itself is already delicious, but together with salted egg? It just brings you a few steps closer to heaven. I hate to say this, and all cardiologists better turn away, but I wish there was more salted egg yolk and more salt in the egg yolk!!! I can imagine just feasting on this entire crab all by myself, but I had to be polite and share. Oh dear lord this is why it brings you a few steps closer to heaven.
Then we had another crab dish, crab bee hoon. They served us each a bowl of bee hoon in delicious crab broth, with the crabs placed on another platter. We didn’t manage to order the Chilli crab with fried mantou, which is another of my favourite. The best part is of course tearing a part the fried mantou and using that to scoop up all the spicy chilli eggy sauce. SLURP!!!
And finally dessert. I chose some cold pomelo dessert with red rubies and green jewels. They have hot deserts too.
The pickles and fried fish while you wait for everybody to arrive
Which is your favourite seafood restaurant?
Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant
1 Fullerton Road
#01-09 One Fullerton
Tel: +65 6336 8118
Fax: +65 6338 6278