5Wee Jinwen •
13 Dec 2013
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First up: Drunken prawns in a herbal soup broth. The warm herbal broth was delicious, especially on a cold night. I strongly recommend this to any first-time diners to Long Beach!
Stir-fried beef: We ordered this mainly for the brother, who refuses to eat the chilli crab because it is "too spicy". He literally had the entire plate to himself, accompanied with a half-bowl of rice. But who goes to a seafood restaurant to eat beef? Besides, judging by the photos, there was not much beef, and it set us back a whopping $16! I would have much rather spent it on thirty-two man tous...
And finally, the star of the meal, featured on every table in the restaurant. I absolutely loved the chilli gravy and literally shovelled spoon-fulls of it into my mouth! It had a sweet and eggy texture to it and was only mildly spicy, not potent enough to send me into hysterics as I do when my tongue is numbed by spiciness. I am not kidding when I say that everyone has to try this.
Last but not least, the Ee fu noodles. It was all right, albeit a bit too oily. The noodles were delicious! They were unlike other ee fu noodles that I have tried before. The noodles were like a hybrid of the Chinese hor fun and the Thai rice noodles. I really love ee fu noodles and this is a good contender for one of the better ee fu noodles I've had. If only it was not so oily!
The total bill was about $130, but I guess an occasional treat is fine. :-) There is nothing wrong with Long Beach, but it may just be a little more expensive as compared to other restaurants offering crabs in the east side. However, Long Beach does serve up a pretty mean chilli crab and is the best rendition I've had so far. PLS GO TRY IT.