Seafood-crazy Singaporeans seem to be lapping up the several "seafood in a bag" themed restaurants that have sprouted around the country. The latest such restaurant to hope onto the bandwagon is The Boiler.
I thought it was quite a bold move to start this restaurant in the Tai Seng industrial area but business was brisk on a weekday night when I popped by.
For a fuss-free "bao ka liao" seafood bonanza, opt for the Bombdiggity Bag ($139) which is designed for 4 adults or one very seafood-siao yao gui. Moohahaha. The bag of seafood is poured over a wax paper-covered table for a no-plate and hands-on dining experience. Yummies in this bag include air-flown Dungeness crabs, big prawns, mussels, clams, corn and Chorizo sausage.
Whole lobsters (live and from Boston) can be had for $79 each. Just pick your choice of sauce and dig in!
For something to nibble on before the mains, there's the Bacon Shrimp ($11.90) which turned out dry and didn't quite appeal to me, and the pretty tasty Louisiana Spicy Mid Joint Wings ($8.90).
I really like snacking on the Southern Chicks & Waffle ($9.90). Think crispy nuggets of chicken and waffles with a bit of maple syrup for a savoury-meets-sweet taste combination. I vote this my kinda of dessert! Moohehe.
Drinks seem to be part of the chill out dining appeal at The Boiler. Consider the Beerjito ($9.90)- a refreshing tipple and too easy to enjoy. Sort of like a semi-frozen lightly alcoholic slushy! :p
The combination of bold Southern flavours, fresh seafood and communal dining straight off the table should appeal to most people here.
I'm not the biggest seafood fan around but I think despite the various sauces (Peppa' Butter, The Works & Garlic Butter) being tasty in their own rights, I still prefer my seafood lightly seasoned. But that's just me lah.
Thanks to Carrie for hosting me.
18 Howard Road
#01-06 Novelty Bizcentre
Tel: 6635 1285
Opens: Sunday to Thursday, 5.30pm to 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday, 5.30pm to 12am
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