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Jumbo Seafood (Dempsey)

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A long-time favorite on the seafood restaurant scene, Jumbo began as a beachfront restaurant at East Coast and now has different restaurants scattered across the island. Nevertheless, the focus is still on preparing good Chinese-style seafood dishes. The black pepper crab and cereal prawns are perennial favorites.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 00:00

Sat & Sun - Eve of PH : 17:30 - 00:00

+65 64793435
$51 based on 36 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (9 votes), Dinner (8 votes), Children/Family (6 votes)
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The Legendary Seafood

I heard that the restaurants are always busy and it seems to be true (at least in one of the outlets). My family dined at the Dempsey Road outlet and it was packed with lots of people despite it was already 9.00 PM.    Meals   1. Chili Crab ($54.40++) Do you know what it is called when you successfully crack the thick skin of the crab and find plentiful meats inside, Happiness! The crabmeat was so delicate and sweet with a little spark of chili. You can never leave this restaurant without eating this famous chili crab.

Full Review:http://www.nonatukangmakan.com/#!Jumbo-The-Legend/cz44/54cf1e140cf2f9ae3ffe5ab5

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02 Feb 2015 • 19 reviews • 0 follower

The Legendary Seafood

I heard that the restaurants are always busy and it seems to be true (at least in one of the outlets). My family dined at the Dempsey Road outlet and it was packed with lots of people despite it was already 9.00 PM.    Meals   1. Chili Crab ($54.40++) Do you know what it is called when you successfully crack the thick skin of the crab and find plentiful meats inside, Happiness! The crabmeat was so delicate and sweet with a little spark of chili. You can never leave this restaurant without eating this famous chili crab.

Full Review:http://www.nonatukangmakan.com/#!Jumbo-The-Legend/cz44/54cf1e140cf2f9ae3ffe5ab5
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16 Sep 2014 • 60 reviews • 0 follower

Slightly pricey but good!

More details here: http://oyhz.blogspot.sg/2012/05/sanas-farewell-jumbo-seafood.html
First up, sashimi! I dunno what's this called. But it's d*** good. Anyone knows??  They provided a mini steamboat/pot of soup for us, in case anyone doesn't like the taste of it raw.But nah, it's soooo fresh and sweet without any cooking! Seaweed toufu with enoki mushroom.Super good too!Though just a simple dish, I've always love all 3, toufu, seaweed and enoki mushroom individually! So when put together as a dish, it's heavenly~~ Then came our main character, ta-dahhh~~We ordered 3 flavours for Sana to try.First to come, chilli crab!MUST-HAVE! The gravy goes so well with the cripsy buns that they were gone before we had any photos of them! Next, cheesy butter crab.

Quite similar to watery butter egg yolk ones we have at zi char places.Replace the egg yolk with cheese that's almost undetectable.Smooth and buttery yums!  Lastly, my favourite!Salted egg yolk crab!But sadly, it wasn't as nice as the previous two.Not because we were full already ok. It just lacks of something and i find a lil' too dry~ :/For once, i prefer the chilli crab. And even the butter cheese one taste better :X
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03 Jan 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Don't order the Phoenix Chicken

See the full review with pictures here.   Stay away from the Phoenix chicken at all costs! It is not chicken. They seem to have mashed it up into a kind of paste (like fishball paste) and then coated it with the chicken skin and roasted it - what exactly is the point of that? Their seafood bacon rolls are the same - extremely cheap-tasting flour and seafood mix wrapped in bacon - if I wanted to eat that I could have made it for myself at home. I'm rather surprised this is on the 50% off coupons that Jumbo has every month in its members' calendar.   Still, they do do other things well, such as the home-made spinach covered tofu with mushrooms, which is silky soft and goes fantastically with the spinach.   We tried their soy glazed king prawn (something like $14 for one large glazed prawn) and it was pretty nice, but overcooked (probably because it was done on the grill)   I always order their cereal prawns, both shelled and deshelled (they don't do deshelled live prawns, cause I suspect their deshelled prawns are bought deshelled).  They hit the spot every time.    These were for L's birthday lunch in October and consumed by the two of us! Pretty amazing, I would say. I also like their scallops in little yam rings (as an appetizer), as well as their orh nee. 

The service over lunch is a little slow and many of their waiters can't speak English. I'm not sure if this is characteristic of many of their other branches. They seem to hire a single token English speaker but nearly the entire staff is from China, which I have nothing against, just that I think they should be able to speak English if they are to be service staff that need to interact with people.
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