Jasmine’s Birthday Lunch at 九宫格火锅 11th February 17

This is one of the latest food trends in Singapore – steamed towers or platters of seafood so we decided to try one out since Jasmine’s birthday was right round the corner. From recommendations by eating bloggers – we decided on this restaurant. I arrived early before 12 noon as I went to get a birthday cake and was welcomed by the friendly Chinese staff even though they were actually having lunch.

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This restaurant serves both the steamed seafood platter and steamboat so you need to tell the staff which one you are having so that they will pass you the right menu. We ordered the $148 set mean for 4-5 pax.

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The whole huge steamed platter is prepared inside the kitchen and takes a little while so have to wait a bit to eat but it really looks impressive as the male staff carries it out and put it on the stand. There are 12 mini lobsters, 1.5 lobsters, 2 full crabs, 4 oysters, 8 scallops, 16 prawns and I didn’t count how many lala. Disposable gloves are provided but it’s actually easily to eat with bare hands I feel.

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Overall the seafood was very fresh and the broth was very very rich towards the end with all the simmering seafood. Only comment is that both the mini lobster and the crab was a bit hard to eat as the shell is pretty intact. This is why I prefer to eat crab at home so that I can slowly pick my way through the meat.

九宫格火锅

470 North Bridge Road #01-02, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735

Nearest MRT: Bugis

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