It was my first time dining at Jumbo Seafood East Coast outlet. I tried the ones at Serangoon Gardens and Singapore Indoor Stadium few years ago and found the food still up to my expectations. However, I was so disappointed with the taste of the food which I ordered at this outlet on a particular Saturday.
1. Scallop wrapped in Yam Ring – 5/10
The yam paste didn’t taste fresh and it was kind of mushy and too watery and bland.
Look at the miserable thinly slices of scallop. It has been harden after deep-frying.
2. Salted Egg Golden Prawns – 6/10
It tasted bland despite it was coated with salted egg yolk. Not salty nor sweet nor sour nor whatever. However, the prawns were fresh and crunchy and I added points due to this factor.
3. Chlli Crabs 1.2kg – 5/10
We asked for a replacement as the claws were “hollow”. The flesh was merely about 50% filled inside the claw.
The picture below was after replacement. The claws were still “hollow” but were slightly better than the first plate. The manager said that he will give feedback to their supplier and on the quality of the crabs. I really wonder what went wrong.
It was such a disappointing dinner. I will still visit Jumbo but not at this outlet. I heard from friends that the Dempsey outlet serves much better quality food. Well, I look forward to trying the food at Dempsey outlet.
My Overall Verdict: 5.5/10
Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway
East Coast Seafood Centre
Tel: 6442 3435
Fax: 6444 5373
Dinner only: 5.00pm - 12.00 midnight