Family dinner at Jumbo Seafood restaurant at Serangoon Gardens Country Club since it's just a 3minutes drive from home and we had a $50 voucher to spend. It's the 'big name in seafood' and famous for chili crabs and mantou, as well as a few other dishes.
Love the decor in the club, so cosy and away from the hustle and bustle of the city crowds.
Ordered the usual favourite dishes, like the Supreme Seafood fried rice with XO sauce, Crispy Fried Chicken, Sambal Kang Kong and Mee Goreng.
I especially like the Supreme Seafood fried rice with XO sauce as the seafood condiments for the dish are very fresh and generous in servings, like the prawns, scallops, squids, fried together with egg and rice, which is lightly coated with a layer of onion oil, leaving a lightly burnt taste to the rice which is also slightly chewy. Simply delightful!
Moving on, Fried Prawn with Cereal (asked for it deshelled so that they became juicy little prawn balls coated richly with cereal bits), braised seaweed toufu coated in light brown sauce with shittake mushrooms and steamed broccolis, and not forgetting, the famous Jumbo chilli crabs.
Ordered the Sri Lankan chilli crabs which is steamed before being coated in a thick layer of savoury gravy which is a blend of chilly gravy cooked with eggs. Have it with the steamed mantou which is crispy on the outside but soft and tender on the inside.
Last but not least, the crispy baby squid which is marinated with oyster sauce and served on a bed of crackers and sprinkled with sesame seeds; mantou for the chilli crab gravy; and for dessert, yam paste with pumkin paste and gingko nuts.
The dessert was served warm and it was thick paste, not-too-sweet but sweet enough and you could feel the slight lumps of yam, indicating the freshness of the paste. Stir in the pumpkin paste for a sweet but healthy blend of dessert. A nice sweet end to a lovely filling dinner.
Location: Used to be at Serangoon Gardens Country Club but has since moved out. They have a few other outlets around the island and for this reason, I will leave the website here instead. http://www.jumboseafood.com.sg
written by mff sg