Red House Seafood (since 1976) is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Singapore that offers delicious local seafood fare. Celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, I was invited for a tasting at its flagship Prinsep Street outlet, indulging their latest creations from one of the two celebratory set dinner.
I started my meal with this refreshing Chilled Spicy Whelks, lightly tossed in sweet and spicy dressing, and topped with slivers of mango and onions which made this creation tasted like some Thai appetiser.
Chilled Spicy Whelks ($35)
One of my favourite for the night, was the Chili Crab Baos which were specially prepared out of the set dinner menu.
The buns were stuffed with semi-thick chilli crab sauce; who can resist slurping the sauce down. You can choose to have the buns steamed or pan fried for a toasty bite.
Chili Crab Bun (3 for $8) Available at Lunch only
Another favourite of the night, was the Scottish Blue Lobster coated with sweet mayonnaise. The flesh was flavoursome and delicate in taste. A simple creation, which is actually great on its own.
Scottish Blue Lobster Coated with Sweet Mayonnaise ($148/kg)
Megrim, hardly a popular fish as compared to its cousin the revered Dover; this flat fish was refined in texture, and holds flavour when it was steamed with garlic, quality soy sauce and spring onions.
Garlic Steamed Megrim Fish ($100/kg)
This crab had undertaken extensive seasonal migrations, before it gets landed on our plates. Red House Seafood specially sourced brown crabs from the pristine waters of Scotland, and flown in three times a week. The Scottish Brown Crab I had contains plenty of sweet, succulent flesh. I highly recommend this new dish, as it was fragrant and spicy with every bite of the firm flaky flesh. You can choose to have it steamed, or cooked in white pepper.
Scottish Brown Crabs in White Pepper ($58/kg)
The Spicy Seafood Combination in 3 sizes; is a Thai inspired creation of fresh prawns, scallops, cuttlefish and Garoupa fish slices in an enticing kaffir-laced curry sauce.
Photo Credit: Red House Seafood
Spicy Seafood Combination ($28/$42/$56)
Instead of the usual fried rice or noodle dishes, Red House Seafood is bold enough to present this interesting creation. A bed of Scottish oysters sitting on the fried omelette; with deep fried swirls of hor fun and wok fried fragrant noodles in homestyle gravy.
Here’s a closer shot of the yuan yang horfun inside.
Oyster “Yuan Yang” Hor Fun ($20)
End the meal on a sweet note with a delicately soft and tender Durian Mochi.
For those who do not consume durian, there are other desserts choices.
(Dessert menu may subject to change)
Chilled Lime Sherbet with Lemongrass Jelly ($6.80/bowl)
Chilled Mango Pomelo with Sago – ($4.80/bowl)
The above featured dishes are available as ala carte orders, or can be enjoyed in the Red House’s “Modern” Anniversary Set Dinner, that offers 7 courses at S$388++ for six persons.
The “Signature” Anniversary Set Dinner is also available, for diners who enjoy the house specialities such as the Sri Lankan Chilli Crab, and the Scottish Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clams.
Both Anniversary Set Dinner Menus include a bottle of premium champagne (Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut) or white wine (Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze 2010) or two jugs of Tiger Beer.
Red House Seafood also introduced a new five-course set lunch at only S$38++ for two persons. Available daily, the affordable set lunch comes with a Dim Sum basket of skew mai, mixed mushroom dumpling, scallop and chives dumpling, and oven-baked char siew bun (dim sum choices may vary). This is followed by the signature Creamy Custard Prawns, Fried Daily Greens, and Oyster Yuan Yang Hor Fun, and lastly dessert – Durian Mochi.
There are now three Red House Seafood outlets – flagship Prinsep Street, East Coast Seafood Centre, and The Quayside.
The new Set Lunch and 38th Anniversary Set Dinners are valid till 30 June 2014 at Prinsep Street outlet.
There is no ‘blackout’ dates for public holidays and special occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Perfect venue for a celebration with family and friends at the local best!
Red House Seafood
68 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188661
+65 6336 6080
Mondays to Fridays: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm;
Sat/Sun/PH: 11am-10:30pm (last order 10pm)