First established in a neighbourhood coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio estate, Uncle Leong Seafood has now expanded into two full-fledged restaurants located in Toa Payoh in Punggol End.
“Shimmering Sand Crab delight” is their signature dish. The dish features a larger than average-sized crab drizzled with Uncle Leong’s signature sauce and topped with a sprinkling of oats. Other must-try dishes are their “Crab Bee Hoon” and “deep-fried brinjal strips”, both crowd-pleasers.
The shimmering crab dish is really a hybrid of the usual butter crab served in other local seafood restaurants, but with generous heaps of curry leaves and oat flakes. It tastes very good and is a must-try at the restaurant.
The crabs served at Uncle Leong’s are all really huge and succulent. We ordered two crabs to share among 6 adults and still had some left over to pack home.
The total bill came to around S$200 for 6 adults – that’s around $30+ per pax for a quality seafood dinner. I find it pretty reasonable.
If you are interested in visiting the restaurant, here’s their address:
I would never have visited New Seafood Restaurant (新海鲜餐馆) if not for my friend, Mark’s recommendation. The restaurant is located in a secluded corner of Chua Chu Kang with limited natural human traffic flow. People who dine there clearly made an effort to commute there just for a meal.
Moreover, the name “New Seafood Restaurant (新海鲜餐馆)” is way too generic… what were the owners thinking?
Nonetheless, the wide variety of seafood and zi char dishes on their menu were really reasonably priced. Mark told me his total bill rarely exceeds S$50 for 4 pax and he always orders a lot. There’s no service charge and GST, but the restaurant only accepts cash payment.
Here’s our order for 4 pax during our last visit:
Crabs were out-of-season then, if not we would have ordered one or two crab dishes. I would not rate the food at New Seafood Restaurant to be of fantastic quality, but they are acceptable at their pricing point.
It is a nice, quiet seafood place to chill out with unlimited free parking, thanks to how ulu the place is. 🙂
I enjoyed the Marmite mango chicken and their signature, award-winning laksa. The food at Straits Cafe are generally quite simple, hence it’s harder to be particularly fond of any dishes.
Moving on to Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at Turf City, here’s the menu at the second stop:
Surprise Dishes: Golden coin meat and Salted egg yolk kueh
The two surprise dishes were really memorable. Both items are not available on their regular menu, but I think they will be crowd favourites if introduced. The head chef must have put in a lot of effort to design and craft these two dishes.
I enjoyed all the other dishes as well. Each aesthetically pleasing and rich in flavour. This is definitely one of the best menu I have sampled so far for this food trail.
Kudos to the head chef and the staff at Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant.