Archive for the ‘*Hai Siang Joo Seafood Restaurant’ Category
I must say that I’m glad to be part of this close-knit bunch of food blogger friends who.. well, share the same hobby as misterchewy and I! Eating! Despite our busy schedules, we try to meet up once a month or every two months on average. Recently, some of us went to check out Lisa’s dad’s Hai Siang Joo Seafood Restaurant at Tuas! To many, if not all of us, the place is extremely ulu! We split up into groups of 3 and took a cab from Boon Lay. While travelling along Tuas, it felt as though we were on our way to Malaysia lor! Haha :P
First up was a bowl of Fish Maw Soup ($4) to warm the tummy and whet our appetite for the yummy dishes to come! Anyway, I was really glad that this isn’t shark’s fin soup. This soup with fish maw, prawns, mushroom and bean sprouts tasted fantastic with a dash of vinegar!
Because of my post-surgery dietary restriction, I wasn’t able to eat most dishes such as prawns and crab. Therefore, I shall now proclaim that the XO Sauce Seafood Crystal Kway Teow ($8, $12, $16) is my favoritest (haha) dish! This translucent kway teow, otherwise known as 粉皮 or bean flour sheet, has a slightly chewy texture and nice bite. There’s a hint of wok hei fragrance and the XO sauce made the dish very savoury and addictive. When I revisit in future, I think I can just eat this on its own, without prawns! :D
Ummm I think most ladies will scream (silently inside) and (try not to) run away at the sight of this Special Braised Pork Ribs with Flat Buns ($12, $24). Not for us and definitely not for me! I’ve been living on pork fats since young. Hurhur. I even help misterchewy eat them when we order kway chap. So when I saw this, I was thrilled! The pork ribs are braised for 4 hours and there is no way it can be anything faster than that. So rest assured that you will get a very tender and flavorful chunk of pork rib to go with a piece of flat bun! My second favorite dish at Hai Siang Joo.
The Kung Pao Shell-less Prawns ($24, $30) looked very tempting but uh-uh, I’m disciplined. Again, please read the ladies’ reviews!
I didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry when I saw the Steamed Pomfret with Nonya Sauce ($16 per 100grams). I love steamed pomfret but I wasn’t supposed to eat that kinda sauce yet. *sigh* But but but, misterchewy scraped off the sauce for me so that I could still eat the fish. Play cheat a bit la. :P
Honestly, I didn’t know that dou miao could look like this too! These are from Taiwan! I like the simple taste and slightly crunchy texture of the Stir-fried Dou Miao ($12, $18, $24).
OMG I think I suffered from a mild case of depression just by watching the rest stuff their faces into the Black Pepper Crab ($4.50 per 100grams). The fragrance was enough to make me go crazy. :(
To end the night, I had a very delicious Dark Chocolate and Nutella cupcake baked by Lisa from The Ugly Cake Shop! It was pure decadence! :D
Hai Siang Joo Seafood Restaurant
29 Tuas West Avenue
Pioneer Food Village
Tel: 6863 3615/2
11am – 2.30pm
5pm – 10pm