After our April gathering at Asia Grand Restaurant with the SHS ex-colleagues, once again we have another one in June. This round we chose Red House Seafood Restaurant at Quayside as this outlet has round table big enough to fit 15 pax. The other restaurant with such big table are First Culinary and Dragon Phoenix.
Most Singaporean would have either known or been to Red House Seafood Restaurant. Most would classify is to the same league as Jumbo Seafood and Palm Beach Seafood. We opted for a set menu for 10 person at $588++ since only 11 turn up on the day.
These days most restaurant does not serve shark fins, instead they offer alternative soup. At Red House Seafood Restaurant, they serve the Red House Seafood Potage. It is a lightly starchy soup with mild seafood flavour but it was good enough.
Next on the table was an unexpected delish dish, the Spicy Seafood Combination as it appeared with a mediocre appearance. All thumbs up since the spices and the seafood were in perfect harmony. As all green, nothing much to mention as long as it is fresh.
I like the menu includes the Braised Fresh Asparagus with Mushroom in Abalone Sauce instead of the usual broccoli. As all green, nothing much to mention as long as it is fresh.
In all set menu for 10, steamed fish is inevitable. In this set menu, it offered the Steamed Tiger Grouper Fish with Superior Soya Sauce. It was steamed to perfection and with perfect amount of soya sauce seasoning too but somehow I didn’t quite like Tiger Grouper Fish I suppose. As such I didn’t enjoy.
The Crispy Roasted Chicken with Crisp Garlic has truly crispy skin with hardly much fat. A pity the crisp garlic did not enhances the flavour and it require a little more salt as seasoning. The consolation was the meat were moist.
As always, before mains it is time for crab. Diners could choose either the Crabs in Red House Special Chilli Stew or spicy black pepper. We opted for the former. Red House didn’t use the usually Sri Lankan Crab, we couldn’t identify the type of crabs they use. We didn’t enjoy this type of crab. However, I was glad that the sauce was not too strong in ketchup sauce flavour.
Before dessert, we have the House Ultimate Seafood Fried Rice. Although there were lots of prawns, lacking of seafood flavour and wok-hei. Overall, it was quite a disappointing dish.
Finally dessert time, the menu includes Chilled Fresh Mango Pomelo With Sago. Lightly sweetened with sufficient mango flavour.
As we have 11 person at the table for the night, we ordered an additional dish, the Steamed Prawns. It was fresh.
The serving portion was not decent. We didn’t experience struggle to finish every dish. By and larger, there are hits and misses.
Red House Seafood Restaurant
60 Robertson Quay, #01-14 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
Tel: +65 6735 7666
Monday – Friday 1500 to 2230 (Last order 2200); Saturday – Sunday 1100 to 2230 (Last order 2200)
- alight at Hotel Miramar or River View Hotel along Havelock Road 51, 64, 123, 186
- North-east line – Clarke Quay station