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Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood (万隆华和海鲜菜馆)

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Address: 122 Casuarina Road, 579510

While it's well-known for its chilli crab (which you can order as a takeaway dish), this zi char restaurant also has plenty of other staple offerings that keep diners happy. Complement your crab meal with prawn paste chicken, steamed soon hock fish or fried rice with salted fish.

Daily: 17:00 - 01:30

+65 64522824
$24 based on 56 submissions
Dinner (24 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (20 votes), Children/Family (18 votes)

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We made a reservation at 6pm and arrived 5.55pm. Ordered our drinks first since half of the group has not arrive. At 6.08pm, we got rebuke by a fat lady for hogging the table. I was shocked by that rude treatment. The food is good tho, if I would ever visit that place again, I just hope that I don't have to see that f** face.

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• 19 Oct 2015 • 350 reviews • 1 follower

Quite Poor Zi Char @ Ban Leong Wah Hoe on 18Oct2015

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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/10/19/quite-poor-zi-char-ban-leong-wah-hoe-on-18oct2015/

daughter wanted to buy dinner for family + close family friends at ban leong wah hoe to celebrate an occasion. we went there for a 7pax dinner on 18.10.2015. ^^

i looked up hungrygowhere & openrice. the latest 7 reviews in hungrygowhere 2015 & 2014 were all bad. mostly about the bad service but also about lousy food & non transparency. only a single good review going back to mar2014 on hungrygowhere.

i noticed also the absence of pricing in the menu. i think that is quite an unacceptable practice today in zi char, restaurant or hawker centre, haha! so that’s why son many comments about non transparency.

we found the service ok actually, no nasty lady boss. service was ok & kind of expected for a zi char place.

but the place was quite crowded, so people were coming. youngest daughter managed to find street parking on the next street from casuarina road.

food though was quite poor. quite below the standards of the usual zi char places like –

two chefskeng eng keekok senwhampoa keng fish head steamboat

butter prawns was poor. quite dry. maybe should have ordered cereal prawns instead. the breadcrumbs were the tasty bits so that said much about the prawns.

chilli crab?

ok i guess. the sauce was quite tasty like any chilli crab, not spicy at all (i prefer spicy!)

crabs were good though, firm & meaty! ^^

 

this crab made me appreciate my friend alan’s homecooked crabs even more. his chilli crab sauce had more intense & lingering crustaceans flavours whereas this sauce was mostly sauce just some crab taste.

alan’s crabs themselves though were not as good, not so “solid”. it could be that the sauce flavours were more intense because he used a lot of crabs (6 crabs!).

anyway ban leong wah hoe’s chilli crab sauce was still nice, and great with the toasted “mantou” buns.

prawn past chicken or har jeon gai was tasty, nice flavours.

but the breading was not great, hard & crusty. actually our friend (my daughter’s guests for the evening) does a much better fried chicken, and so does my helper.

dou miao was mediocre, i think quite poor. i can do a better fried dish with more wok hae anytime.

the tofu dish was almost not edible, hopeless dish! chunky roasted pork (& a quite bad roast pork to boot!). not sure how to comment on this.

basically quite poor for zi char.

mee sua with quails eggs was supposed to be a singature dish??

it was ok, edible, but i won’t even say competent.

2 crabs were S$120. not cheap but i supposed ok. dinner for 7pax was S$222 or thereabout, so like S$32pax..

a very far cry from my recent zi char dinner at whampoa keng fish head steamboat, which also cost S$33pax

i guess sometimes it depends on whether we order the correct dishes. still, based on this quite poor experience, this is a place where i have no interest to try again.

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  • chilli crab
• 13 Jul 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Lousy food, lousy service

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We made a reservation for table at 7pm, arrived at 6:50pm and we still have to wait for an available table. It was a birthday dinner, a happy occasion. YET, it turned out to be an awful experience. We ordered a whole lot of dishes for celebration and basically, the dishes were being served with bad attitude by the servers by putting them on the table with a loud thud always. We were not bothered until we took the initiative to clear the empty plates on the table to convenience the servers to place the food when they come, we passed them the empty plates but they just turned and walked away like it was non of their business.
 
 We ordered chilli crab, the crab was big and presentation was good. BUT the chilli crab did not taste as good as it was raved, it does not have the basic flavour the dish should have. The prawn paste chicken was over-fried making it tough to bite, kangkong over cooked, shark's fin more like egg starch soup with miserable amount of fins and pork ribs was tasteless except for the sauce. Of course, we ordered noodles, mee sua, the fish was good and so we just ate on. And here comes the nightmare, we ordered black pepper deer meat which was presented to us in a black square bowl (see picture). Yes, we ordered a regular portion as not everyone is having it. The deer meat was totally immersed in a huge amount of onions and black pepper sauce making the dish taste utterly bitter and there wasn't much deer meat in it. And so, we feedback to them and instead of getting a humble reply, all we got from them was 'cost of deer meat is expensive' 'we should have ordered beef because is cheaper' 'we could have ordered bigger portion' 'kitchen helper the one preparing the ingredients while the boss cooks' 'we should asked for ginger spring onion served on hotplate' 'what they are serving is restaurant standard and thus the expensive price of the dish'. Reading between the lines, they are simply saying that we could not afford this dish. We asked to see the boss so many times and he/she didn't bother to come to us. Oh come on, you dare say you are serving restaurant standard??? Mind you, I guess they haven't eaten at a restaurant! The least their servers or whoever the boss is should find out more and feedback to the kitchen and be humble on their reply. Yes, any one's luck will be finished. I strongly do not recommend this place for any occasion, poor ventilation, poor ambience.  You will be getting lousy food and lousy service and paying "restaurant standard" price! Zi char stalls at neighbourhood are reasonably priced and food is much better!
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  • Deer meat covered with loads of onions and black pepper!
• 07 May 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Bad attitude and no transparency in pricing

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We called in to inquire on the availability of some dishes and the estimated prices as we had to estimate the price for the family dinner.
 
 We received a very rude rebutt that once we order and receive the bill, we would know the price. "?????"
 
 We went on to explain that we just wanna know, approx. how much would 5 small crabs cost... $100? $300? An estimate would help as we have never ordered from this place before.
 They replied that they will only answer when we r physically present.
 
 So giving them the benefit of doubt, we went down and again faced objections about our inquiry on pricing! They will only weigh if we confirm our purchase.
 
 Eventually a fat woman came out and shouted at us to get lost if we cannot afford and she refuse to serve us!
 
 We'll never come back again as it's unacceptable that one should undergo such insults for simply making a legitimate inquiry.
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