Friday, November 18, 2005
Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant
I'd passed by this place before, noticing the alleged awards at a chili crab shop in the seemingly nice One Fullerton building (#01-08, 6423-0040). Tonight, I finally tried it at a full ten course Chinese banquet. By and large, it wasn't bad. The first few dishes ranged from deep fried crab claws and squid, to shark's fin soup (chunky bits), and a so-called "money bag," literally translated, and filled with mushrooms and others. A mushroom and asparagus dish was also worthwhile.
Still, none of this was so good that it amazed me, even when it came to the chili crab, which tasted like ketchup with chili sauce to me. Then again, I've never been a huge chili crab fan, which explains why the only dish that I truly enjoyed tonight was the pepper crab instead. It had a greasy yet cut-to-the-chase spiciness with none of that sweet sauce getting in the way. I liked this so much that I ended up trying to unseat every single thread of meat from the shell, no matter how small the piece nor futile the effort. I used to prefer the white pepper crab from No Signboard Seafood instead, but this one has changed my mind back to the stronger black pepper crab - it's got more punch to it.
Digested at 9:56 PM
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