Seafood Paradise


Who knew that there would be a Seafood Paradise tucked away in the corner of an industrial area in ulu Hougang/Ubi?

I didn't, not until I found raving reviews online for this restaurant.

Having heard of its popularity among foodies, I've decided to make a reservation for a weekend family dinner.

Perhaps it's because we reached early, the service was rather quick, and dishes were served at a reasonable speed.

As the Cheesy Bacon Rolls was recommended in quite a few reviews, we ordered a plate of it and I definitely wasn't disappointed. The melted cheese oozes out of the piping hot smokey bacon rolls right after you bite into it. It was so good I wanted seconds.

What's seafood without Singapore's famous Chilli crab and fried mantous? Sadly, this dish did not really live up to our expectations for it was too spicy, as if the chef had spilt extra chilli sauce into the wok. In the end, I had to finish up this dish in between sniffling and panting, with my dad, armed with cold drinks just to relieve the spiciness. That's saying a lot, considering that the both of us have a high tolerance for spicy food.    

Another of the recommended dishes, the coffee pork ribs tasted pretty decent. The light sprinkling of coffee gave it a unique touch. The meat was slightly tough though. It was also rather heavy and I felt quite full after having a single pork rib. Perhaps it's best to share one rib between 2 people.

Poached Chinese Spinach With Egg Trio In Superior Broth
A typical dish you'd find in most Chinese restaurants, there was nothing noteworthy about it, other than the fact that the broth was quite tasty. (I wonder if the chefs added MSG)

Salted Egg Yolk Prawns
The prawns were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Not bad.

Signature creamy butter crab
Seafood Paradise's signature dish had better live up to its reputation. Sure, it looked a little unappetising, what with the creamy colour of the gravy. The gravy was buttery and thick, but I thought the taste did not fully seep into the succulent flesh of the Sri Lankan crab. After a few more scoops of the gravy, it became too creamy for my liking. It was also a little over-sweet for me.

Steamed Garlic Prawns
Fresh, tasty prawns. It's hard to go wrong with such a dish. I loved the generous helping of minced garlic sprinkled all over the sliced prawns.

Xiao bai cai in cream sauce & wolfberries
The xiao bai cai was fresh and crunchy, and the wolf berries added a nice touch to the colour scheme in terms of presentation.

Overall, the food was pretty nice, just that it came with a huge price tag. We spent more than $300 for these dishes. Would I visit again? Yes, just not for the sake of the crabs.

91 Defu Lane 10, Singapore 539221
For reservations, call: 6487 2429

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