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House of Seafood (Yio Chu Kang)

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When one mentions the House of Seafood @ 180, our fresh wholesome catch from the ocean and our awesome, exotic, tasty and mouth-watering crab dishes come to mind. From its humble beginnings at Joo Chiat Place, the restaurant is still serving up the finest range of seafood and the most delicious and appetizing crabs to its customers. Our trusted reputation has been built from years for being the best in quality and taste. People from all walks of life enjoy the fantastic goodness and freshness of our delicacies.

Come experience the freshness of seafood and indulge in the delights of crabs full of ocean goodness!

Daily: 11:00 - 14:00

Daily: 17:00 - 23:00

$47 based on 32 submissions

Love the Salted Egg Crabs

I’ve been to House of Seafood at Yio Chu Kang Road many times, both when it was at 180 and 36 Yio Chu Kang Road. In those visits I have tried 4 types of crabs they have to offer, namely the signature, famous Black Pepper Crab, Chilli Crab, Creamy Butter Crab and the Salted Egg Crab. Of the 4, the runaway winner for myself is without doubt the Salted Egg version.

There are 2 main types of Salted Egg Crabs ($50) in seafood restaurants; a deep fried version with salted egg battered onto the shell and another like how House of Seafood does it, creamy and not unlike butter crabs but with a thicker consistency and the added saltiness that elevates the dish. At places like HOS where the Salted Egg Crabs are delightful, I often find that the butter crabs do not match up as they taste like a pale version of the Salted Egg counterparts.

As for the other crabs, the Chilli Crabs have a watery sauce that places it below par in comparison to other seafood establishments, while the Signature Black Pepper Crab is indeed excellent with an ink-black sauce that is spicy but does not overwhelm. However, not being a fan of black pepper, the Salted Egg Crabs and Fried Mantou ($0.60 each) are easy choices when I am at HOS and the party I am with often leave the plate squeaky clean. Service wise, while there have been many complains on forums and food reviews, my friends and I have experienced nothing but helpful, friendly staff members. Kudos.

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Salted egg crab
20 Sep 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Don't even bother!

Haven't been to House of Seafood since the days they were at Yio Chu Kang. Those were glorious days I agree. The black pepper crabs were glittering and the crabs were succulent. I remember those valet parking days. Helluva fun. Years after, now at Serangoon Shopping Centre, I paid a visit again to reminisce the black pepper crab. After a dismay experience at Joyden just the day before, somehow I was not very hopeful for something exhilarating. Anything good will be a bonus, I said to myself. I went, still, with a very open mind. So here was the order:- her zor (prawn fritter), black pepper crab (must have right), salted egg crab, steamed garoupa, white bee hoon, seafood cucumber casserole. Guess what, the formula for the black pepper sauce was still prevalent. Sadly, though, the 1.2kg crab was not up to the mark. It was fairly hollow and flesh was weak. So sad. Fortunately, though, the 1.3kg salted egg version was solid. At $56/kg I am not able to accept a 50% offering of success. The her zor was at best ngor hiong (can't really taste the prawn) and the seafood casserole? What seafood? its some tiny prawns with low grade sea cucumber and canned clam shells. No squid. No sliced fish. Not that I missed it though, after tasting stale, yes stale, sliced fish from the white bee hoon. The 'seafood' casserole was $30 for a super tiny pot. If they were treasures it would have been fine. It wasn't. The garoupa was, thankfully, fresh. A good 900g at $9/100g. At $81 per garoupa, my heart would have stalled if it wasn't edible. The bill came to $336 for 3 paxes. No, we did not have vouchers. Ouch. But, hey, it's an experience. At least I know, for sure, that it's not worth spending here. Why? It's restaurant price for kopitiam quality. Would I be back? No way.
The lousy lala
09 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst experience to Chinese restaurant

Service was really bad with staffs showing their attitude problems, place doesn't look good for a restaurant.

Captain that took our order was not even trained. Needed help with ordering and wasn't sure of serving size. We were not allowed to flip the menu until he finished copying the words.

Sambal lala was a fail, since taste and gravy tastes like chili crab. It took us 20mins to invite a senior staff over to learn what went wrong with the dish. The 'manager' that spoke to us was rude and did not let me finish speaking, showed her talk-to-my-hand.

We ordered crabs and both flavours tasted fine, however the flesh was soft and had no quality.

I'd never return again. 
03 Aug 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

stale meat

I brought 2 groupons for the crab. No comments on the crab dishes. But the port ribs special and trio wine chicken I ordered. The meats are stale and not fresh! Pork rib is so tough and smell of blood.. I guess only their seafood dishes are better... Needs a lot of improvements on their meat dishes.
03 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 2 followers

Don't bother

Dear owner, your mainlanders waitresses are the reason why your business is failing. Just the read the comments below. I share the same frustrations as them too
26 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Extremely over price and super small portions

Review is Actually on the Punggol Settlement outlet 

1st ever visit to HOSF was terrible
1.many staff around but acting BZ finally after 15mins of waiting we managed to get their attention and made our order.
2.Staff were mostly vietnamese Nothing agaist them but they were dressed like they were going to work after their shiff ends Something really wrong their dress code .
3.lots of tiny flies in the resturant maybe because it was by the beach they should have done something to improve the fly situation .
4.Trying to get the attention of the staff  after you have ordered is really difficult they wont loook back at your table once food is served . (Jumbo is a ridiculously Bz Resturant never had that problem )
5.Price to portion of food is ridiculous 2pax $157.00 1crab 1.2kg 1deer meat 1kai lan and 1 mix veg with seafood all small size and its really small .i wounld have taken photos but was to bz swating the flies away.
Bottom line just go to jumbo better everthing !!!