Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Orchid Live Seafood @ Bah Soon Pah Rd | Lobster Porridge

I have been watching a new online series called Food King by NOC on Youtube recently and the hosts recommended Orchid Live Seafood Restaurant. Before I watched this show, I already knew about their signature Lobster Porridge as I am a huge fan of it! The hosts were left speechless with the flavours of the dish during the show and I was just nodding away, trying to convince my boyfriend how good the dish really is (He dislikes porridge btw, so much that it would be quite tough to make him eat it).

Orchid Live Seafood has 2 outlets: 1 Bah Soon Pah Rd (The outlet that we went toand 16 Jalan Kelulut.

There is a parking space just outside the restaurant but it can be quite difficult to get a parking lot as there isn't any designated parking lot, you can just park anywhere as long as you're not blocking someone's car or the road. The road is also super bumpy, which makes it even more challenging.

We also didn't manage to get a booking as they do not accept reservations for 2 pax. It was a short 10 minutes wait from 6:30pm but only outdoor seats were available that day. Anything for LOBSTER! 

We ordered the buddies set for $98 nett (2 pax) - Live Boston Lobster Porridge, Steven Chicken, Stir-fried Baby Kai Lan, Topshell Crispy Tofu, and Red Bean Ice-cream.

Fresh Coconut which tasted really sweet and refreshing! The flesh wasn't very easy to dig out though.

Everything served at Orchid Live Seafood, from simple dishes like the Vegetables to the main star (Signature Lobster Porridge) were close to perfection for us. The portion was quite generous for 2 pax and I haven’t even started on the taste of the dishes.

The baby Kai Lan was coated with the right amount of oil and the sweetness level was really good.

The tofu is unlike the common soft and silky texture. Instead, it resembles more of crispy tau pok, stir-fried with onions and tangy sauce. The spice level is quite minimal, but sufficient to entice you to take a second bite, or maybe more.

The skinny-looking Steven Chicken is their signature dish. Don't be deceived by the size of the drumlets because they are packed with so much flavours. I love the garlicky taste of it, but I felt that the meat could be a little more tender. If you like chewing on chicken bones, this is something for you. Anyway, chicken isn't a perfect chicken to me without the skin and bones.

And here comes the MAIN STAR of the day - Their SIGNATURE Lobster Porridge (Which is a magical combination of soup broth and rice). It is similar to the Teochew porridge and nothing like the usual thick and gooey congee.

The soup broth is bursting with the sweetness of the lobster, so much that I feel it may be overshadowing the lobster itself. (But then again, that's just my opinion) The lobster's freshness definitely deserves a mention too. And yes, the portion is definitely sufficient for two. If you are a small eater, you can even order this set for 3.

You can also order the other set menu for $88, but we just didn't mind paying $10 extra for a better quality Boston Lobster.

I have always loved dining at Orchid Live Seafood and I would definitely return again! 

Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (Daily)

Yishun Outlet:
1 Bah Soon Pah Road S769959
Tel : 6756 0311

Jalan Kelulut Outlet:
16 Jalan Kelulut S809033
Tel : 64842495

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