JUMBO Seafood East Coast Review

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Location: 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883

Telephone: 6442 3436

Website: https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jumboseafoodeastcoast/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jumboseafoodsg/

Operating Hours: 4.30pm – 10pm, Mondays to Fridays; 11am – 10pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

Launched in 1987, JUMBO Seafood was once just a single outlet in East Coast Seafood Centre. Today, that very outlet functions as their flagship restaurant, flourishing into one out of many restaurants in Singapore and China, as well as multiple franchises all over Asia! Claiming to be behind the ‘Birth of Singapore-Style Seafood’, JUMBO Seafood is a household name that rings across generations.

Taking its inspiration from the multicultural scene of Singapore, JUMBO Seafood combines different Southeast Asian spices to create unique and traditional flavours that shine through in their dishes. Their Chilli Crab recipe, for example, is derived from a mix of Indian and Malay spices such as turmeric, lemongrass, chillies and candlenuts; on top of Chinese fermented bean paste; as well as tomato sauce that’s popular among Westerners.

The vision that drives the JUMBO Seafood team is plain and simple – they do what they do best, and that is to bring the best seafood in Singapore to their customers. And have they managed to do so? A quick glance at their menu echoes a resounding ‘yes’!

 

Menu Selection

Derived from more than 30 years of culinary excellence, JUMBO Seafood’s Classic Signature dishes are a must-try. Dig into the Deshelled Prawns Stir-fried with Golden Salted Egg ($24), Cod Fish Wok-fried with Chef’s Special Sauce ($28), ‘Mee Goreng’ – Fried Noodles Malay Style ($20), Live Boston Lobster Braised with Superior Broth ($11.80 per 100g), Live Red Tilapia Deep-fried with Nyonya Sauce ($4.50 per 100g) and more.

 

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Live crabs are one of the main highlights of the menu, where you can choose from Alaskan Crabs ($24.80 per 100g), Mud Crabs ($9.80 per 100g), and Dungeness Crabs ($8.80 per 100g). Have your crab cooked in an array of different styles, such as the Award-Winning Chilli Crab, Signature Black Pepper Crab, Stir-fried with Pepper and Spiced Salt Crab, Steamed Crab with Chinese Wine and Egg White, Stir-fried with Golden Salted Egg Crab, Stir-fried with Ginger and Spring Onions Crab, Stir-fried ‘Kum Hiong’ Style Crab, or the Wok Baked Butter Cream Crab.

Every meal starts with a good appetiser; recommendations include the Pepper and Salt Spiced Fish Skin ($10 per portion), Chilled Live Prawns with Mango and Pomelo ($14) or, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, the Chilled Live Local Lobster Platter ($100). Follow up with a bowl of hearty soup, such as the Supreme Seafood Soup ($30) or Seafood and Seasonal Vegetable Soup ($14).

 

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A superior range of Shark’s Fin and Abalones are also available, on top of Live Fishes, Lobsters, Prawns and Clams – cooked in a range of different ways. Jazz up your meal with their Barbequed section, where you can pamper yourself with the Cheese Baked Mentaiko Jumbo Prawn ($12 per 90-100g), BBQ Boston Lobster ($11.80 per 100g), or the BBQ Red Tilapia ($4.50 per 100g).

If you’re raring to have some meat, you won’t go wrong with the Baby Lamb Rack Grilled with Pepper and Honey Sauce ($16), Mocha Pork Ribs ($22), Venison (Deer Meat) Stir-fried with Ginger and Spring Onions ($20), or the Golden Phoenix Chicken ($18 for Half, $34 for Whole).

Add on some sides of Tofu and Vegetables, such as the Homemade Vegetable Beancurd Braised with Crab Meat and Nameko (Pearl Mushroom) ($22), Beancurd on Hot Plate ($18), or Vegetable Delights ($16). If you wish, you can even D.I.Y. your own vegetable dish by choosing a base – Asparagus, Broccoli, ‘Dou Miao’, Baby ‘Kai Lan’ or ‘Kang Kong’ – and have it stir-fried with minced garlic, oyster sauce, sambal, or X.O. sauce.

Rice and noodle dishes are also available, including the Supreme Seafood Fried Rice ($20), Egg Fried Rice ($12), Fried Longevity Noodles with Shredded Chicken ($14) and the Wok Fried Mee Pok and Deshelled Prawns with X.O. Sauce ($20).

If you’re the type to end every meal on a sweet note, you’d be delighted to try the Chilled Mango Sago Pomelo ($5), Sweet Yam Paste with Pumpkin and Sweet Potato ($5), or the Chilled Lime Jelly with Mixed Fruits ($14). If you don’t wish to go to the hassle of choosing individual dishes, there are also various Set Meals and Bundle Sets available. There’s basically something for everyone!

 

Awards/Critics/Ratings

Being such a reputable household name, it’s only natural for JUMBO Seafood to be the recipient of numerous awards and accolades over the years. These include:

  • ‘Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2017/18’ and ‘Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2016’ by Wine & Dine
  • ‘Singapore Tatler Award 2016’ by Singapore’s Best Restaurants
  • ‘2015 Top 50 Restaurants of Singapore’ and ‘2015 Most Popular 50 Restaurants of Singapore’ by Bite of SG
  • ‘Enterprise 50 Award’ by Singapore’s Enterprising Spirit 2012/15
  • ‘Top Brand 2105 Winner, Seafood Restaurant Category’ by Influential Brands
  • ‘Best Restaurant Selection 2014’ by Modern Weekly
  • ‘Singapore Prestige Brand Award 12’ – by ASME-LIANHE ZAOBAO AWARD
  • ‘2011/12 Casual Dining Winner’ by Epicurean Star Award Singapore
  • ‘Top 50 Restaurant Awards 2008/09’ by Singapore Business Review
  • ‘Excellent Food Award for Exceptional Culinary Skills in Chilli & Black Pepper Crab’ – FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT Guide for Executives
  • ‘Best Chilli Crab Award’ by the Tiger Beer Chilli Crab Championship Series 2006
  • ‘Best Seafood Dish’ by the Tasty Chef Restaurant Association of Singapore Culinary Competition 2007

… with more to come!

 

Restaurant Experience

With six outlets scattered all over Singapore, their East Coast branch is perhaps the most scenic of the lot. Located by the sea, JUMBO Seafood East Coast offers diners the opportunity to dine – with a view!  Enjoy the sea breeze in your hair as you dine under the stars, or watch the skies light up in brilliant hues of red and orange as the sun begins to set (yes, JUMBO Seafood East Coast is a prime sunset spot as well!).

 

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Their East Coast outlet consists of a two-storey building; the lower level comprises alfresco seating, with the upper level being air-conditioned for those who like to dine in comfort. Plus, their East Coast branch was their original branch, dating all the way back to 1987 – perfect for those who love a little nostalgia.

As crabs are one of their most popular items on the menu, the restaurant readily offers paper aprons to customers who are worried about sauce splattering on themselves during their meal. After all, they encourage diners to not be afraid to use their hands to dig in; how else will they be able to lick every bit of gravy off all ten of their fingers?

 

Delivery and Takeaway

If you don’t wish to dine out, ordering delivery from JUMBO Seafood East Coast is easy. Simply check out their online menu via Oddle, select your desired dishes, and pay via credit card for delivery on your preferred date and time. There’s a delivery fee of approximately $10 with every order. In addition, do note that a minimum order of $50 is required for delivery!

If you wish, you can also opt for no cutlery to be delivered together with your meal. A self pick-up option is also available, where you can choose and pre-pay your dishes, and collect your meal at the restaurant. It’s simple and fuss-free, just the way we like it!

 

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated to JUMBO Seafood in any way. This is a review of what they offer. 8 Crabs Singapore offers fresh Sri Lankan crabs cooked by award-winning chefs and a wide variety of zi char dishes for a perfect meal with your family and friends. Click here to order your crabs from 8 Crabs Singapore today!

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