Everybody knows about the sprawling Red House Seafood Restaurant located at Robertson Quay, and its sister over at East Coast. Well after all they are one of the oldest seafood names in Singapore! But what if you want to chow down on some solid seafood dishes in a more down to earth and less touristy setting? Then their third location at Prinsep Street might be just the place for you.
It’s no surprise that one of the first dishes that springs to mind when thinking about Red House is their signature Chilli Crab (seasonal price). This national treasure of a dish is full of meaty goodness, sitting in a sweeter, tomato-based and milder-than-some stew, being whipped up from the same recipe used since they opened in 1976, making this a time-tested hands down favourite.
If you can’t face the mess of the crab, or perhaps crab is just not your thing (what’s wrong with you!!?), then the Spicy Seafood Combination ($28/$56) is an excellent dish to order, rammed full of meaty scallops, juicy prawns and textural squid all sitting amidst a Thai-Chinese fusion sauce. The notes of lemongrass and kaffir lime makes this one a winner.
Although Red House is famed for its seafood, it also has a solid dim sum selection featuring crowd-pleasers like Baked Bun with Char Siew ($5.20), Dumplings with Mixed Mushrooms ($4.90), and Fresh Scallop Dumpling with Spinach ($5.80) for a more pocket friendly experience. While they will not knock your socks off, you could do a lot worse.
If you’re looking for a more intimate Red House Seafood experience, then this newest branch of the granddaddy of seafood restaurants presents the perfect opportunity to beat the tourists and crowds and inhale some fare from one of Singapore’s oldest seafood players.
Written by Ms Demeanour
On this occasion the meal was compliments of Red House Seafood Restaurant