Saturday, December 27, 2008

Silence Night Dinner @ Clarke Quay

No turkey meal for the X'mas eve, my family decided to go for a seafood dinner instead.

We headed to Clarke Quay and parked our car at Liang Court. We planned to have the eve dinner at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant. Unfortunately, the down pour started and we could not cross the bridge to the restaurant at the other side of the river, so we decided to stop by at one of the restaurants, Quayside Seafood Restaurant...


We walked in under the balloon arc...


We were greeted friendly by the waitress and gifted with a party hat and party set for each of us...


We were among the first to walk in the restaurant, the supervisor was still briefing the waiters and waitresses...


All the riverside tables were booked, so we had no choice but to take a round table at the middle. It wasn't too bad though, we could still get some views since there were no other customers sitting at the riverside tables...


As you can see, the rain hadn't stopped, the deck was wet to walk around and the wind collapsed one of the balloon arcs...


While waiting for the meals to be served, the waiters prepared the "necessary tools" for us...


The pliers and I-don't-know-call-what fork for our "crabby operation". I found this I-don't-know-call-what fork very useful when eating crab. I recently had a crab dinner with friends in Port Klang and talked about this tool. I told them no one invented this tool and we can't get it in BullehLand, at least I never see it at the well known seafood villages like Port Klang, Kuala Selangor, Penang and Bukit Tambun. Hmm... another business opportunity for 2009?

Just a little while, the first dish for the silence night dinner was served...


The drunken tiger prawns...


Big size and very fresh that the flesh was still very juicy like just netted out from the sea.

Followed by a dish of scallops with broccoli. This was specially ordered for the little cutie as she likes broccoli very much...


Then the Thai style squids...


I would say this is the best dish of the night! Especially the chili sauce! The squids were so fresh and so "cute" to chew. Dipped with the sour chili sauce gave some sort of freshness that you get when you squeeze a lime over a live oyster.

There were a dish of stone garoupa and seafood fried rice which were too ordinary to snap. (Actually I was busy eating. Hehe...)

Finally the big giant served...


The Sri Lanka Crab in salty egg...


The crab was very fresh and fleshy but unlike the squids, the cook was under my expectation. Anyway, it's still a very good dish for its freshness.

By the time we finished our dinner, the evening turned dark. The neon lights started to lit and more tables were filled...


Overall, I would say it's a good meal for fine dining, it's much better than those fine seafood dining restaurants at KL area. But the meal was not as good as village style dining like what we can get at seafood villages I mentioned above. Nevertheless, that ain't the key, the key was all of us enjoyed the dinner and to dine together!

My stomach was fulled and I believe my blood is also full with cholesterol except for my sister's purse. The dinner cost SGD $400 equivalent to almost RM1000. I think it's a good spending for my sis, rather than spending on non sense shopping, at least she "bought" happiness to the family. :P

Anyway, all of us agreed to have healthier dinners on coming nights since we have deposited so much cholesterol.