Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Uncle Leong Seafood, Ang Mo Kio
This place (233 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Street 22 #01-1194, 6554-3453) is apparently run by the brother of the more well-known Mellben Seafood on the other side of the parking lot. It's been a while since I've eaten there, so I don't remember that place too much, but tonight's meal was pretty good.
Of course we went through the usual Singaporean seafood delights, like cereal prawns, chili crab, and pepper crab. But each of these excelled in their own right here. The cereal prawns used a very light oat bran, the sambal kangkong was extra spicy, and the pepper crab featured very coarsely ground black pepper (just be careful when cracking open crab so as not to spray some of that pepper into your eye like I did - ouch!). We also got the crab bee hoon, which, in contrast to the dry version at Sin Huat in Geylang, was in more of a milky white soup form (and that's apparently the more common version).
One really interesting dish we got was the Guinness Pork. What is that, you might ask? Well, just like "cereal prawns," this is pork made with Guinness (yes, the Irish stout - I heard that locals believe that stout has healing properties or something?). It was really good; it was kinda like sweet-and-sour pork (of American Chinese fame) but on steroids, with a crispy caramelized edge and with cilantro to boot. Wow - that was a surprise.
If there were anything to pick on, it would be that the chili crab sauce tasted too much like Chinese chili sauce from a bottle. But it was still pretty good, and I'm definitely impressed with this place. This is one to earmark for a repeat visit.
Digested at 10:11 PM
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