we had a wonderful dinner for a very good friend at red house @ prinsep street on 4.5.2016. ^^
my primary school classmate bought lunch here recently (also a birthday). i thought the food was pretty good & might be a good place for the birthday dinner. 🙂
my wife & i were early as we wanted to look at some shop nearby. street parking was full at 6pm so we parked at sunshine plaza which had a lot of parking.
ambience was quite good. nice place.
i ordered 7 dishes. 🙂
there was a promo thai lemongrass chilli lobster at S$88.
the chilli was excellent. everyone loved the taste.
it was quite a large serving too, i later learned it was a 800g blue lobster. 🙂
we ordered cereal prawns 400g at S$7/100g.
this was really good too.
crabs were priced at S$72/kg.
we ordered a small sri-lankan pepper crab, 800g for S$58.
this was a red house signature dish, and it was very good!
the 苏格兰面包螃蟹 (similar to dungeness crabs at pier 39 san francisco, also a common crab dish in hong kong & china seafood restaurants) was priced at the same S$72/kg. it’s 1.2kg so S$86, quite a bit more expensive.
this also red house signature dish.
the crab meat was quite solid & more firm than sri-lankan crab.
i felt sri-lankan crab was tastier & had a better texture.
also my wife & i thought the chilli sauce was quite poor really, quite sweet but not intense with meat sweetness, instead gluey, sweet not spicy, more like a tourist version.
i would say alan’s homecooked chilli crab was a lot better than this la…
actually we ordered the chilli sri-lankan crab but they came with the expensive (heavier at 1.2kg)苏格兰面包螃蟹 . it was ok for us too to try a new crab dish.
this crab had a lot of roes & tomalleys.
friends ordered additional 10pieces man tou, so they must like the chilli. 🙂
we ordered a medium spinach tofu, 9 pieces S$21.
i liked this dish. it was very good. 🙂
the 3-egg spinach also very good.
but really this 3-egg spinach dish the best i had was at uncle leong jurong east.
we ordered a medium seafood hor fun.
it was pretty good. several friends commented good wok hae! 🙂
the broad kuay teow was especially flavourful. & the serving had quite a bit of prawns & sotong.
it was a good round-up dish for the dinner.
i didn’t have time so just got a 6″ 500g cake from swissbake at holland village.
this their most popular signature cake paradiso di nicciola. 🙂
cake was pretty good but the double chocolate praline from patissier was just a ot better la…
another friend, my weekly jogging partner, quietly paid for dinner without our knowledge. we were still waiting for the bill but he already settled it. ^^
dinner came to S$409. it was less than S$60pax nett. i think pretty good for this quality of food & actually cheaper than the recent 5pax lunch (which was S$311 for 5pax).
the service here was excellent, very friendly, very attentive, keep changing plates & gave a lot (continuous supply) of wet tissues etc. very good service indeed!
Mon – Fri
11.30am – 2.30pm (last order 2pm) 5pm – 11pm (last order 10.30 pm)