I'm actually wondering how many times have I written a review before nightfall? Some of my friends have been 'scolding' me for publishing reviews at night as it makes them hungry. Anyway, I'm going to fly off somewhere tonight, so here's today's short review on a hole-in-the-wall eatery that's owned by Yeow Seng (Seafood) Pte Ltd. The company has been a purveyor of canned seafood items, such as shark's fin and abalone, for more than 30 years at the point of writing.
Set A S$10.15
After much deliberation, I decided to have the first set meal on the list, comprising the all-embracing Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, beansprouts, rice, dessert and tea. For the uninitiated, the interestingly named meat-based soup is an allusion to its ability in enticing vegetarian monks from temples to partake in it. Pika's advice: Take your time to look through the menu card. There are a total of 23 set meals, all the way till Set W.
Buddha Jumps Over the Wall (Set Menu)
The Fujian soup came with an assortment of delicacies: an abalone, fish maws, shark's fins, dried scallops, chicken and mushrooms. Now, let's not debate over the authenticity of the seafood items; I actually enjoyed the thick soup with a bowl of piping hot rice. The chicken was really tender. However, I have to admit that the soup came lukewarm, which was a minus point.
Dessert of the Day (Set Menu)
The dessert was a simple concoction of white fungi, red dates and dried longans in sugar syrup. There wasn't anything fanciful about it, but it'd be better if it came either warm or slightly chilled, instead of being at room temperature.
Spinach Beancurd S$2.25
A must-try according to some people, the fried beancurd was delightfully soft on the inside, but the outside wasn't particularly crispy even though it had only been ladled over by the gravy just before being served. The addition of shredded spinach and mushrooms did beautify the dish.
Jellyfish Flower S$2.45
Crunchy jellyfish, anyone? The dish was so-so due to the imbalance of flavours. The sauce resembled Thai chili sauce, but without the sweetness that I was looking for. When I was there, I didn't quite notice the overall look of the dish, but the more I look into the picture above, the more I realise it actually looks like a flower.
This humble eatery is located within walking distance from Clarke Quay MRT station.
Rabbit Brand Seafood Delicacies
11 Circular Road
(Mon-Sat: 11.00am - 9.00pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,