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Ponggol Seafood Holdings

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In business since 1969, this restaurant is a household name in Singapore. Its chilli crab is made with a sauce concocted from not only tomato and chilli, but a blend of other spices and piquant ingredients. Other classics on the menu are the house mee goreng and deep-fried soon hock.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:00

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 22:30

Sat - Sun: 11:30 - 22:30

PH: 11:30 - 22:30

+65 64488511
$28 based on 27 submissions
Dinner (9 votes), Children/Family (7 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes)
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Chilli crab!

We went there after about almost 4years and were happy to find the place although they moved to the interior rather than on the Quay as before.

2nd June was a very hot evening so we tried to get a seat near a fan outdoor. The menu has much changed from before appears a bit more pricey and the usual old 1 for 1 crab was not available.

We went for the Chilli Crab, Sambal Crayfish, Pandan chicken and Seafood fried rice.

The Chilli crab was about $49 and it is definitely one of the largest i have ever eaten with the claw about the size of my palm and fingers! Usually the Chilli crab i have eaten in Singapore is mildly spiced and bit on the sweeter side. Surprise Surprise the gravy here is well spiced to the effect that i broke out into a sweat enjoying the generous meat in the crab. I requested the staff if they could speed up the fan, which was running at its best. They did fish out a fan and got that working which was commendable on a busy night.

The Sambal crayfish is the best i have had in Singapore (limited eats), the crayfish was nice and plump with the meat not overly cooked.

All in all the food still is good and will be back for more.

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  • Mee Goreng3 votes
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14 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not what it use to be !

Made booking and received email confrimation...Only to find that they did not have the reservation at their counter !  Since we arrived at 6pm, they managed to seat us at a tight corner.

Food - 1. Chilli Crab - Use to be a lot better. Still acceptable. 2. "Cameroon Green" vege - Interesting. perhaps the best dish which is not even a seafood dish ? 3. Crispy Squid - Still acceptable 4. Chilli Mussels - Not fresh.  poowee.  Complaint, ZERO service recovery.... just removed the 90% untouched dead mussles dish cleared off to the kitchen !!! 5. Gong Gong with butter broth - over cooked. Some were empty !! difficult to dig out and took 3 staff to figure out that they need to supply the sharp sticks needed to eat the Gong Gong.  6. Famous Mee Goreng ? Not anymore... Slow service, unattentive staff.   1 toilet to be shared by Ladies and Gents !!!  $50+ per pax.  Try the other 2 seafood at the same place next door.  I most definately will !!!  Don't waste your time and money here.  Hope I don't L S from the zombie mussels !
28 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Ponggol Seafood @ Marina Country Clab

We went after with the deal.com voucher, voucher value at S$120/- and paid additional S$126/- for 7 dinners. The chilli crab is not as good as those we normally ate at Jumbo or Long Beach. The chilli doesn't taste like chilli. Price for the crab is reasonable. Seafood fried rice is not authentic, there is green pea, small fresh scallop, crab stick and fish cake in it!! Salted egg prawn is ok but prawn is not fresh. Can't imagine that they are supposedly to be famous for seafood can serve not fresh seafood ............ terrible......... The other dishes we ate like yam ring, roast chicken, sambal la la, fried squid is very normal, nothing special. The only dish worth tyring is mee goreng, quite moist and tasty. The place is like a very old JB coffee shop, no aircon and houseflies flying around your food. This is my first and last visit!
02 Nov 2012 • 4 reviews • 10 followers

Long waiting time for food. Limited selection

Portions here are very small. There was supposed to be a 50% discount for prawns, but we were told that it was only limited to one dish per table despite the sign indicating otherwise. We waited for half hour for our last dish (lobster salad) and the time when the service was the fastest was when we asked for the bill. The bill came up to $100, considering the portion, it is really not worth it.
08 Jul 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

A not so pleasant experience

Had an unhappy experience celebrating a family member's birthday at this restaurant. Our family of 6 adults and three children under 5 went there together. My hubby who was in charge of ordering the food got a bit carried away and over-ordered. He ordered a total of 12 dishes without realizing it. Usually when we go to restaurants or even tze char stalls at coffeeshops, the person attending to us will make recommendations on portion size and also advise when we order too few or too many dishes. But at this restaurant, the person taking our order did not advise us and did not repeat our order when we finished ordering, thus we ended up being unable to finish the food. When a plate of prawns arrived amongst the last few dishes, we were simply too full to finish up the plate which had more than 30 prawns. We asked the staff to let us take-away but she refused and said the prawns were on promotion and insisted we can't take home. This was not written on the signboard and she did not tell us when we were ordering, so how would we know? Somemore, she was the one who recommended that we order 800g of prawns when we already ordered so many dishes. We said we were inexperienced at ordering seafood and had not known that 800g would be so many prawns. She said my hubby had asked her 800g would be how many prawns. But my hubby said he had not asked her. We argued that there was no way we could finish and we don't want to waste the food hence we asked to take away. She relented unwillingly and remarked that her boss will scold her for letting us bring home promotional item. When we checked with another waiter, he told us that lady is one of the bosses! We felt that the service standard is poor and the restaurant is too concerned with raking in more money. Sad to say we will not patronize this restaurant again. Somemore, the mee goreng there is overrated. Any tze char stall can offer what they have on their menu and on top of that, provide better service too.

05 Jun 2012 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Chilli crab!

We went there after about almost 4years and were happy to find the place although they moved to the interior rather than on the Quay as before.

2nd June was a very hot evening so we tried to get a seat near a fan outdoor. The menu has much changed from before appears a bit more pricey and the usual old 1 for 1 crab was not available.

We went for the Chilli Crab, Sambal Crayfish, Pandan chicken and Seafood fried rice.

The Chilli crab was about $49 and it is definitely one of the largest i have ever eaten with the claw about the size of my palm and fingers! Usually the Chilli crab i have eaten in Singapore is mildly spiced and bit on the sweeter side. Surprise Surprise the gravy here is well spiced to the effect that i broke out into a sweat enjoying the generous meat in the crab. I requested the staff if they could speed up the fan, which was running at its best. They did fish out a fan and got that working which was commendable on a busy night.

The Sambal crayfish is the best i have had in Singapore (limited eats), the crayfish was nice and plump with the meat not overly cooked.

All in all the food still is good and will be back for more.