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Lobster Porridge Cravings at Orchid Live Seafood!

orchid live seafood restaurant lobster porridge
Hidden in the secluded Seletar Hills Estate is another gem, often patronized by local TV celebrities & even our very own, PM Lee! The restaurant’s pride? The Chef’s Specialty Live Lobster Porridge!

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If you’ve heard of Orchid Live Seafood, I’m not surprised at all as they were previously featured on Channel U's ‘City Beat’ programme.

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Anticipation heightened as we walked past the restaurant’s glass doors, with photos of many Channel 8 & Taiwanese artistes as well as pictures of Owner/Chef Steven’s appearances on cooking shows.

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Let’s see what’s on the menu:
orchid live seafood restaurant teochew cold crabs
Teochew Cold Crab (冰冻螃蟹) @ S$4.50/100g
I’m a Teochew, & this is one of the few dishes that I really like.

orchid live seafood restaurant teochew cold crab
Look at the roe, & the meat is fresh & sweet! Thumbs-up!

orchid live seafood restaurant lobster porridge
Award-winning Lobster Porridge (金牌龙虾粥) @ S$10/100g
Using ingredients such as conpoy, chicken etc to slow cook to perfection.

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Before you commence, the waiter dishes out the generous servings of lobster onto a plate before scooping out the porridge into your bowl. It’s “Use your hand campaign!” from there. Start digging into your shellfish & tearing out the bouncy meat.

orchid live seafood lobster porridge
The stock was infused with flavours from the crustacean & chicken with tinge of ginger, making the porridge such an uplifting dish. A bowl is never enough! Must-try!

orchid live seafood restaurant steamed batin fish
Steamed Batin Fish (港式清蒸八丁) @ S$35
Timing is extremely when steaming fish. I’m not a fan of fish, but hubby enjoyed the dish which was steamed just the way he likes.

orchid live seafood thai-styled top-shell tofu
Thai-style Top-shell Tofu (泰式響螺豆腐) @ S$12
Gosh, Chef Steven has turned a simple Tofu dish into a delightful one just by pairing with Top-shells! Love the crispy tofu with the sweet & sour Thai chilli sauce!

orchid live seafood restaurant wasabi prawns
Wasabi Prawns @ S$15 & S$30
The Wasabi Prawns were real crunchy & tasty with the wasabi mayo, but both hubby & I would prefer to have less mayo & more wasabi.

orchid live seafood restaurant steven chicken
Steven Chicken (招牌鸡排骨) @ S$12, S$18 & S$24
In order to “implant” his name into his customers’ grey cells, the Chef named the dish Steven Chicken. When I asked the Chef what made Steven Chicken his signature dish, the chatty & humorous owner revealed it’s marinated with Marmite & other “special” seasoning, period! Crispy with tinge of sweetness, I could see why it’s a popular choice especially for the young ones.

orchid live seafood restaurant stir-fried vegetables
Mixed Vegetable (清炒什菜 ) @ S$8, S$10 & S$15
A simple, but tasty vegetarian dish.

orchid live seafood restaurant smoked duck
Smoked Duck (煙燻鸭) @ S$18 & S$36
Hubby took a first bite & commented that it was springy & tough. He decided to give it another try. That fateful piece changed his mind, & Ken continued to pick his third & fourth pieces. While the first slice wasn’t impressive, the next few were tender & appetizing. The black pepper smoked duck tasted somewhat like ham. But what made the difference in texture? Perhaps they were from different parts of the duck?

orchid live seafood restaurant ice-cream potong
Ice-cream Potong
It's interesting to see a restaurant serving potong ice-creams. These red-bean desserts certainly bring back a lot of childhood memories. Well, you can either go Ala Carte or savour the above set at a promo price of S$288 for 6-8 pax! Rating: ★★★★☆

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orchid live seafood restaurant interior
orchid live seafood restaurant karaoke room
Orchid Live Seafood is an amazingly huge restaurant that has 2 halls, 3 VIP rooms adjoining one another + a karaoke room.
orchid live seafood restaurant wines
You can even drink to your heart's content with their range of wines!

Overall, it’s a notable restaurant to visit especially for their Teochew Cold Crabs & Award-winning Lobster Porridge (金牌龙虾粥). What’s worth mentioning is the restaurant’s No Pork, No Lard & No Msg policy! So our Muslim friends who are not so fussy can comfortably feast the seafood in this eatery. I can see why it’s a popular hunt for the celebrities too ……….

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Thank you Street Directory & Chef Steven, for organizing the food-tasting session!

Orchid Live Seafood
Seletar Hills Estate , 16 Jalan Kelulut 809033
Tel: +65 6484 2495

*This is a scheduled post as I’m off blogging for the entire month of April. However, I’ll still be posting my reviews in the queue for your reading pleasure during my absence. I thank you again for coming by & especially taking your time to let me know your thoughts in the comment box below. I’ll continue my blog-hopping in May. See you soon & don’t miss me too much :)


  1. Lobster porridge! So decadent. :-)

  2. no matter how tempting is crab and lobster above, I will definitely aim for smoked duck XD

    1. Edmend, guys go for duck, we gals head for crabs & lobsters! Lol!

  3. Oh my goodness, all of it looks so tempting o.o But I would really like to try the cold crab! Never had that before! >D

    1. Michelle, cold crabs are one of the best dishes!

  4. Lobster porridge! I am going to keep this on my list for my May visit. April visit is all lined up with more food that I think is going to be possible. LOL.

  5. HI Shirley

    Thank you for this review. I'm a Teochew too so I'm looking forward to the cold crab!

    1. Amy, it's great having u back! The lobster must've caught your attention! Hahaha!

  6. Cold crab.. Looks so delicious!~~

  7. hey Shirley, I must tell my son about this place.... perhaps he will take me there one day! hahahaa... love the smoked duck .. so neatly sliced.. by the way, i also want to announce that I am a teochew too..but speaks only a selective of words.. hahaha...

  8. What classy seafood :D


    1. Uru, another wonderful food-tasting session!

  9. i never try lobster in my life :O

  10. I hardly take take any dishes the cold style but this crab is the exceptional one. LOL! Lobster, i loved that too. This looks like a restaurant worth visiting again and again.

    1. DS, looks like this is going into your must-try list too :)

  11. Yummy mouthwatering porridge. first time your blog . very good space .Am following u . Glad if u will follow me back.

    1. Beena, thks so much for coming by & it's great having u here! Will be most delighted to follow u :)


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