This plain Jane has gone through a lot of transformation over the years & the restaurant, located just next to iconic Merlion @ One Fullerton, is one elegant lady. My family was there to celebrate a joyous occasion.
Our first course was the Crispy Baby Squid from S$10 – S$20. You can find this dish in a lot of Chinese restaurants or even at Zhi Char stalls (local seafood stalls & mostly non air-con). It's a simple plate of deep-fried calamari with honey. Beer lovers would probably like to have this munchies to go along.
Crispy Crullers from S$10 – S$20. We ordered this for our teenage son, which is one of his favourites. The Chinese crullers are unlike those in Europe or USA. These are often referred to as “You Tiao” & often eaten during breakfast, sometimes with Soyabean Milk. The crullers served in seafood restaurants are slightly different as they're stuffed with squid & fish paste, then deep-fried till crispy.
Piggy & Bessy from S$18 – S$36. I don’t know why the funny name but the slices of pork fillet sure tasted better than its name. They're marinated with a tinge of vinegar, so the tender fillets tasted a little sweet & sour. The dish also comes with a plate of steamed buns.
The way to eat it: Slide a slice of fillet into the bun opening.
Double-Baked Crab Ala Singapura is an award-winning dish @ the S’pore Food Festival @ about S$60 for each 1.5kg crab. If you’re a cheese lover or tired of eating the same old Chilli/Black Pepper Crabs, this one’s for you.
So far, this is the only restaurant in S’pore that serves this yummy cheesy crab. The chef uses mouth-watering Sri Lankan crab & bake with cheese to perfection. The baked crab has a touch of crispiness on the outside & when you bite into it, it has the freshest juicy meat. As there were 5 of us & everyone loves this cheesy crab, we’d to order 2 crabs. And of course, to ensure we’ve enough crab roes to go around, we’d to pre-order the female crabs 3 days in advance. Just look at the amount of roes. Yum-yum!!
The above-mentioned are kinda the standard dishes that we’d order whenever we’re at Palm Beach. You can also try their Yammy & Abby @ S$5/each, which is actually yam topped with baby abalone.
Food is good here but honestly, the restaurant lacks service. Though I’ve a couple of bad experiences there, it has never stopped me for returning. I’ve been their fan since their Kallang days & that was more than 15 yrs ago. If you don’t mind their slow & unpolished service, this is the place to go for good food.
Crab lovers, what are your favourite cooking styles? The conventional chilli or black pepper, the innovative salted egg-yolk or creamy cheese, or the soupy crab bee-hoon? Check out my article on It's The Hairy Crab Season! if you enjoy crab roes too.
Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant
1 Fullerton Road
#01-09 One Fullerton
Tel: +65 6336 8118