We ordered their Stewed Ee-fu Noodle with Crabmeat ($12 for small), which was as yummy as ever. This is easily one of the best versions of this braised noodle dish around. I love the generousity of the shredded crabmeat and scrambled egg white oyster sauce-based gravy, plentiful straw mushrooms and oodles of softly braised egg noodles.
We also got the Sauteed Scallops with chef's XO Sauce ($20 for small). The BF recently learnt about the existence of XO sauce, from the claypot mushroom dish at Crystal Jade Kitchen at Holland Village, so he was keen to try this dish. This was aromatic, spicy and bold. I loved how succulent and sweet the scallops were.
The Homemade Beancurd with Seafood in Mini Wok ($10 for small) was also yummylicious. The essence of prawns and sea cucumber infused the oyster sauce based gravy with their umami flavours of the sea. But the beancurd was the star of the dish, it was silky, soft and incredibly smooth. Like a baby's bottom.
At the recommendation of the manager, we ordered the Seafood Tom Yam Soup ($8 per portion). This was clear, instead of the typical red-hued types. But it was no less lethal, my nose got runny after 2 spoonfuls of this deceptively spicy soup. The seafood was also pleasantly fresh, squid was bouncy and soft, and prawns were crunchy.
The only less-than-stellar dish was the Sauteed Diced Chicken with Dried Chilli and Cashew ($10 for small), which turned out a wee bit too sweet for our liking. We would have preferred a little more kick and heat to this dish.
The obligatory Appetizers ($1.50) was also quite an unusual treat. The flour-based crackers were sweetish, and it complemented the spicy and piquant pounded chili sauce in the background.
30 Raffles Ave
Open daily from 11.30am to 11pm
Tel: 6336 5101