Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:30
Operated by the son of the chef who invited Singapore's famous chilli crab, this Chinese restaurant continues to deliver the Cantonese favourites that it became famous for. House specials include black sauce prawns and crispy baby squid. Newer dishes have been introduced too, like honey tangy fish and bamboo clams in special sauce.
As there were 5 of us, we reckoned that ordering their set meal would be more economical and worthwhile. The set meal was priced $188 with 6 courses and among the dishes, we loved the lobster porridge the most. The texture of the porridge was smooth and the lobster was fresh and tasty. The deep fried marble coby and pork ribs were nice and he teochew yam paste was just right for the sweet tooth. Ambience and service wise, it is your typical kind of Chinese restaurant setting and service.
Have been bringing my overseas friends there for their chilli crab, black pepper crab and meehoon soup crabs and the responses have always been positive. Unlike the rest of the chains, i find their crabs to be most balanced, the other chains like J are way too strongly flavoured. Their service is fast and efficient, pricing is also reasonable. The timsum on weekends are super value for money...but can be slow on busy holidays.
Roland is the creator of Singapore's famous Chilli Crab. It's hard to imagine that this is indeed the case when you have other more known establishments such as Jumbo Restaurant, No Signboard Seafood, and Long Beach Seafood spread across the Red Dot. But I got to try the creator of this Dish.
In terms of the Chilli Crab itself, Roland delivers a Chilli Crab that is more chilli than sweet, the way it ought to be done. Many restaurants cook their Chilli Crab in order to cater to a foreigners' sweet tooth to suit for international markets. I wouldn't say the dish is very spicy hot, but it is enough for me to satisfy my taste.
Overall, if you are a big fan of Chilli Crab, Roland is a must try!