Excellent 12pax Birthday Lunch for RI Friends @ Crab at Bay on 28Dec2016

crab beehoon

crab beehoon S$38 for 2 crab promotion & no charge for beehoon

we are hot on birthday lunches these days.

RI friends organised a birthday lunch for 2 dec babies at crab at bay on macpherson on 28.12.2016.

i was initially uncertain if i would join as i was cooking for 9pax everyone birtdhay dinner that same evening. i don’t like cramping things, better to be relax & enjoy doing 1 thing then to rush to do 3 la…

crab at bay @ macpherson road

crab at bay @ macpherson road

anyhow my dishes preparation went as planned, and i felt quite relax & eager to join lunch, so i went.

crab at bay @ macpherson road

crab at bay @ macpherson road

i was early actually, about 12.05pm. lunch was 12.30pm. traffic is unpredictable, but i had the good fortune that it was school holidays, and my PIE journey to macpherson was rather smooth & quick.

crab at bay @ macpherson road

crab at bay @ macpherson road

the place was basically full soon after.

garlic steamed tua tao & manila clams

garlic steamed tua tao & manila clams

the steamed tua tao & manila clams were good.

tua tao usully sambal chilli fried, but i like this better.

this method is same as steaming razor clams (bamboo clams). see photo above.

garlic steamed baby squid

garlic steamed baby squid

they did it similarly for the baby squid. this was excellent!

garlic steamed baby squid

garlic steamed baby squid

we ordered a second time.

i will do this myself at home. it is an easy dish to prepare.

deep-fried crispy fish skin & thai kailan

deep-fried crispy fish skin & thai kailan

crispy fish skin with thai kailan.

deepfried-fish-skin-thai-kailan

deep-fried crispy fish skin & thai kailan

nothing special about this dish, just it was done very well.

very nice crispy skin , not salty, and excellent poached thai kailan, sweet, fresh, luscious green.

drunken prawns

drunken prawns

drunken prawns another ordinary dish, just the soup was very nicely herbal, very tasty.

i seldom order this dish, as you imagine, if it is just poached prawns & average soup.

i will order this dish here.

drunken prawns

drunken prawns

prawns very fresh, sweet, & welcoming.

claypot heng chai

claypot heng chai

the heng chai preparation was different from usual zi char too.

claypot heng chai

claypot heng chai

not usual sambal. very tasty. i much prefer this.

smoked duck with char siu

smoked duck with char siu

a bit less excited about smoked duck breast these days since can get easily from NTUC, sheng shiong & better ones at phoon huat delicatessen.

smoked duck with char siu

smoked duck with char siu

these ones were good, so still a good dish to order.

smoked duck with char siu

smoked duck with char siu

char siu was good too, not the best, but good!

crispy teochew char kuay teow with sliced fish

crispy teochew char kuay teow with sliced fish

the “chao tar” fried teochew kuay teow very good.

crispy-teochew-style-kuay-teow-with-chye-poh-sliced-fish

crispy teochew char kuay teow with sliced fish

their invention was i guess to add sliced fish like sanlo horfun, and to slightly burnt the kuay teow.

PLUS it’s not oily, so a very excellent dish.

crab beehoon

crab beehoon S$38 for 2 crab promotion & no charge for beehoon

there was this crab beehoon promotion – S$38 for 2 crabs & no charge for beehoon.

usual price is S$68 & promotion ending 14.1.2017.

crab beehoon

crab beehoon S$38 for 2 crab promotion & no charge for beehoon

crabs were fairly good size, at least 500g or bigger, & totally “toink” meat very full to the shell, and sweet, very good crabs!

the failure was that the beehoon was overcooked & soggy, though it was well infused. hope that was one time not their usual standard.

i learned later that one friend already revisited the restaurant. i will do that too before 14.1.2017 if i can! 🙂

flor patissierie cake

flor patissierie cake

flor patissierie cake

flor patissierie cake

the finale was the flor patissierie cake.

very nice cake, light fluffy not too sweet very fresh cream, wonderful taste experience..japanese inspired french pastry…the japs do everything equal or better than originals…

the friend who lives near the siglap outlet have been buying like 1/2 dozen or more cakes from there lately we think they should really give him a VIP card. haha! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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