The Shark’s Fin with Crabmeat was pathetic, but then again, what can one expect from just S$14 a bowl.
Another recommended dish was the Deep-fried Tilapia, which we ordered with an unanimous vote. Patrons could view the fishes & crustaceans swimming in the fish tanks. Well, take a look at the Before & After pix of the Red Tilapia @ S$4/100g.
The freshwater fish weighing 800g @ S$32, was deep-fried till crispy, accompanied by the Nonya Sauce. The fish tasted bland but it went very well with the tangy sauce, which was a little sweet & sour, with a tinge of lemongrass.
With over S$150 spendings, patrons are entitled to a complimentary dish of Chef’s Special, which was Prawn Balls with Pork Floss. The seafood is coated with Seaweed & Floss with a touch of lemon scent. Kinda like this dish & I’m gonna try making this at home soon. Mmmm…… yum-yum!
We ordered the Silver Fish @ S$8, which was served in a basket. It was a let-down as compared to Lei Gdn, Li Bai & Man Fu Yuan, which by far, serve the best Silver Fish. The portion was generous but too much batter & oily.
The Homemade Tofu @ S$14 is worth trying. The healthy Spinach Beancurd was topped with a mixture of mushrooms which makes the dish especially tasty.
Since this is a famous seafood restaurant, one naturally can’t go without ordering crabs. Well, their crabs going @ S$42/kg is reasonably affordable. The staff presented us with their signature bibs which it’s kinda cute.
We ordered ours cooked in the pepper & salt style, instead of the usual chilli or black pepper. We wanted something different. Well, nothing to shout about, but no complaints either.
I like the Mango Pudding. The diced mango bites were sour, so it blended well with the pudding.
Overall, food was just so-so. Service wasn’t commendable either. No one change our plates throughout our lunch. Maybe they were too busy coping with the crowd. Rating: 3/5. I think Jumbo is a little over-rated. I’m not much of a Jumbo fan since their East Coast branch. But I’m surprised the prices are not as expensive as I recalled, or maybe it’s just this branch.
After lunch, we took a walk outside & were fascinated by the scenery there. Lush greenery surrounded the area. We were greeted by a charming landscape, coupled with a golf course. As it was a sunny day with clear weather, there were lots of golfers at the green.
We also spotted some kids at a putting green, pitching their skills.
Well, I wouldn’t mind having lunch there after a game of golf or if I’m staying at the resort. I definitely won’t travel all the way to Changi just to eat at Jumbo.
Have you been to Jumbo? What’s your experience there?
Jumbo Seafood @ NSRCC
10 Changi Coast Walk
Tel: (65) 6552-3435