Tung Lok Restaurant: Seafood feast

Come to think of it, I have been using the word feast very frequently, for a lack of better word. I mean when you are having a scrumptious seafood platter, tasty prawns, big crabs, fresh sashimi, gigantic clams – you can’t possibly say, oh I have a normal dinner can you?

We started with Tung Lok’s signature Seafood platter ($68, portion for 4), it had everything you wished for: cold crabs, sashimi, oysters. Okay maybe not, it would be perfect if there’s lobster too. Under our persuasion, we managed to convince one of us who never like oysters to give it a shot – the thing with oysters is  you either love or hate it. The scene of her slurping down the cold raw oysters? Priceless.

How can a seafood platter be without sashimi? The raw fish was generously sliced, and ready to be savour. But the wasabi that came along with it was quite disappointing.

Luckily, we also had the Wasabi prawns ($24) which was excellent; fresh crunchy prawn balls coated with a thin layer of wasabi mayo sauce. I like how the wasabi provided the subtle flavor without the choking sensation.

The Roast pork shoulder ($24) was gorgeous in every way, beneath the char-grilled surface was the tender pork shoulder. I wouldn’t go as far to say it melted in my mouth, but it was pretty close. And having some fats once in a while won’t kill you.

This was the dish that all of us were there for – Singapore’s famous Chili Crab ($45 per kg). I was sexcited by the thought of dipping the deep-fried mantou buns into the thick spicy-sweet gravy. But the crab failed to impose its aura with the less-than-satisfying chili gravy which just wasn’t good enough. None of which, I should note, makes this the chili crab to die for. Maybe the mantou, but definitely not the crab nor the gravy.

I’m always a chili/salted egg yoke crab person, so I’m afraid you probably will not get a very fair rating about the Black Pepper crab ($45 per kg) from me. I’m happy to tell you that the others felt it was much better than the chili crab, however it was too salty for my liking. But then again, I’m not a crab-lover, so what do I know?

It was my first time having Steamed Razor Clam ($8 each) with garlic, and it was big/huge/enormous/gigantic! The vermicelli absorbed the essence of the sauce, and it was pretty rewarding to dig out the clam meat. Fine, I exaggerated – what I merely did was just to fork it inside my mouth.

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This is part of a series that I’m doing with Standard Chartered, I will like to thank Claudia from 24seven Communications, and Standard Chartered Bank for the invitation.

Just a quick note about their new credit card campaign, I’m sure most of you will have seen their latest Barry and Fin advertisement; first you get 15% off total food bill (click here for the list of restaurant), and at the end of the month if you have charged more than the minimum amount of $500 (which can be anything, not just dining), you are entitled to an additional 15% cashback which applies to all restaurant in Singapore.

Tung Lok Seafood
1000 East Coast Parkway
2F Marine Cove
Tel: 6246 0555

12 COMMENTS

ok my coffee and toast suck right now. seriously these photos and description are killing me. I need about 10 of those razor clams and a couple orders of the wasabi prawns–stat! I LOVE wasabi-mayo!!

Why did I have to miss this one? The last time I had razor clams was like a decade ago lah! And I’m sure this one you had taste 10x better!

The Seafood Platter looks sooo good! *drools*

Why did I have to visit your blog at this hour? ARghhhh!! Hope I’ll get sweet dreams tonight. *slurps*

After seeing your series, really tempted to apply for their mahattan card. Too bad, only first year annual fee is waived.

Anyway seafood platter looks really yummy:)

never eaten at tung lok group i don’t think! but it looks good. the razor clam ( i love them) and the seafood platter will def be up my street. looks soooo good. x

dawn: 10? you can finish all by yourself? wow i’m impressed! yr bakes are making me hungry!

claudia: Because you know you are hungry, so you visit my blog to make yourself even hungrier. Does that make senses? : D

Gavin: dude you can always cancel it once they try to impose the annual fee, and re-apply again. that’s how the game works isn’t it? Price discrimination

LFB: No you can’t have just one of three, it has to be at least two out of three, with a good gravy to dip my mantou buns, who cares about the crabs! hee

diva: ha this was my first proper dinner at tung lok too! really depends on what you order here, oh yeah i bet nobody can resist the seafood platter

omg. i’m sooo jealous!!! all i had was a classic hamburger (blog) SO SO jealous! haha. brad, you really know how to make people hungry!!! :) the pictures look lovely though! :) xx

Oh Gosh! The photos in this blog are just simply fabulous. This is bad, you are making me look like a 5 year old kid shooting with his father’s mobile phone camera. I stumbled onto your blog accidentally from the nomad gourmand’s blog and frankly, your blog took my breath away. If your photos can convince me, a natural born fish hater to try shashimi, only one word can describe your pixs. Genius!

Shirin: Don’t be jealous S, get the food instead! it’s my job to make you hungry my dear : )

paranoidandroid: Hello there, thank you for your kind words. I met up with Nomad gourmand when I went to KL a few months ago, well maybe you should give fishes another try?

oooh looks so good I’m getting hungry! I’m a total seafood junkie! And wasabi-mayo prawns!! Why isn’t there a picture of those :D

Flying off? Enjoy your trip brad!

Man. Your pictures are great as usual and you’re making me crave chili crab now! The last time i had it, my dad dapao-ed some back from the long beach one at dempsey a week or so ago. It had been quite some time since i last had it and the gravy was so good that i just scooped it into my spoon and drank it as it was! (: Too bad he didn’t thought to dapao some fried mantous…i would have love to soak them in the thick sauce…

Dorothy: yay to seafood junkie! the photo that i took of the wasabi prawns wasn’t very appetising, so i din show it

chelle: thanks mich! chili crab without deep fried mantou? how can? that’s like eating chicken rice with the rice, or having laksa without the gravy. lol!

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