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Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant

AsianChineseSeafoodZi Char

This casual restaurant does all the zi char dishes with flair. Try the sambal belachan fish and black pepper crab.

Mon - Sun: 17:00 - 01:00

+65 62993024
$20 based on 20 submissions
Children/Family (6 votes), Dinner (5 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (5 votes)
The Squirrel

Very crispy fish, perfect with a hot bowl of rice

One of the many old school eateries in the Jalan Besar area. At the corner of the block, where Windowsill Pies is. We chanced upon this when looking for dinner before dessert. One sign that draws The Squirrel’s attention is the many articles pasted on the walls of the shop. Including that of “Makan places lost and found”. This had to be good! So… This is where they were located before.
  I wonder why the emphasis on the word “old”. And the thing is I realised they do actually have a branch at the junction of Jalan Tua Kong that I have been meaning to try for a while, except of course that has no mention of “old”. Yes, I know that’s new, so is that why…?
  The menu got us confused for a bit with the 3 different choices of fish they have. We settled for the most familiar, the pomfret, the Belachan Pomfret $28 (small) of course! 

Continue at http://eatlaughgrow.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/old-lai-huat-seafood-restaurant/


The HGW community like this place for...

  • Peppered Crayfish6 votes
  • Sambal belachan fish4 votes
  • Belacan Pomfret; Pepper Crayfish; Mee Goreng3 votes
  • fried octopus3 votes
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22 Nov 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Very crispy fish, perfect with a hot bowl of rice

One of the many old school eateries in the Jalan Besar area. At the corner of the block, where Windowsill Pies is. We chanced upon this when looking for dinner before dessert. One sign that draws The Squirrel’s attention is the many articles pasted on the walls of the shop. Including that of “Makan places lost and found”. This had to be good! So… This is where they were located before.
  I wonder why the emphasis on the word “old”. And the thing is I realised they do actually have a branch at the junction of Jalan Tua Kong that I have been meaning to try for a while, except of course that has no mention of “old”. Yes, I know that’s new, so is that why…?
  The menu got us confused for a bit with the 3 different choices of fish they have. We settled for the most familiar, the pomfret, the Belachan Pomfret $28 (small) of course! 

Continue at http://eatlaughgrow.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/old-lai-huat-seafood-restaurant/


03 Nov 2013 • 80 reviews • 0 follower

Great Balachan Fish, Above Average other dishes, Bad service and LONG waiting time

Balachan Fish was unique and worth the hype. Other regular Tzechar dishes are above average but small, but the service was not good and we waited 45min for the first dish :( Details and pics at http://www.eatprayflying.com/lai-huat-tzechar-jalan-besar/


27 Jan 2013 • 226 reviews • 8 followers

Shiok ar!

For full review : http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/01/lai-huat-seafood-must-try-sambal-fish.html

Lai Huat Seafood is a local zi char which started in Tyrwhitt Road in 1990 had moved from to Horne Road. It seems that there is another one at Rangoon Rd which claimed to have opened since 1963 . How they are related is not the main question but the food.

It is no wonder that the walls are plastered with so many celebrity photos and newspaper report. the eatery is just next to the road and looking at the Sambal fish at every table, I know I am in for a good feast.Sambal Belanchan Pomfret ($28)
Buried under a pile of Sambal belachan, the deep fried pomfret was super crispy or to put it clearer, Crunchy to the bones.Nothing beats the Sambal version here and is totally different from Sambal BBQ stingray. It was choked full of savoury dry fried hae bee (虾米) that is fried till fragrant, with the chilli oil soaked through the skin. When it was first served, I thought why so little Sambal? compared to the sole fish version ($20). But it was actually more than sufficient.It is so spicy and salty that it needs to go with rice , unlike Sambal stingray which can go without it.Stir fry Kailan ($6) 
This remained crunchy under the starchy gravy but could do with less salt. In fact, this applies to all the dishes we've had that day.black pepper crayfish ($18)
This stings your tongue but is not too fiery. The meat became slightly tough because this was deep fried rather than stir fry. Skip this if you want to reduce the risk of "heat" stroke (assuming that one has ordered the Sambal belachan fish) but one certainly won't regret having this as well.golden beancurd ($8)........

For full review : www.dairycream.blogspot.sg
04 Aug 2012 • 387 reviews • 13 followers

Food is good, just not that great...

Was looking for some seafood action near the East and this place pops up in my mind.

Brought my whole family to feast and we ordered quite a plenty dishes and to me, the good ones are:

1. Braised Tofu - the chinese name is hong2 siao1 tofu. I enjoyed the nice sauce with the fresh ingredients.

2. Sambal Pomfret - this is their signature dish and while it's nicely deep-fried, the sambal toppings is ok only. my mum-in-law's version packs a more fragrant punch.

3. Deep-fried baby squid - nicely deep fried and the sweet sauce coating can make it.

4. Black Pepper Crayfish - another of their signature dish. I find the taste good but a little dry. very enjoyable nevertheless.

5. Steamed Pomfret - fish is fresh and the soup/sauce was wonderfully sweet.

6. Chilli Crab - a little too sweet for my liking but the crabs, though not big, they were fresh and sweet.

Not likely for us to come all the way here but if we are in the neighborhood, why not.
09 Jan 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great food!

This is the original Lai Huat which has moved from Ophir Rd to Lavender St to Tyrwhitt Rd and now Horne Rd.
Their signature Balachan Fish and Black Pepper Crayfish are must order items whenever I dine at this restaurant. Some of my other favourites are their chilli crab(the gravy goes very well with rice or man-tou), salted egg yolk prawn, mee suah and prawn roll(something like ngor hiang), thumbs up ! Great place for quality food and price is reasonable.