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Sin Huat Eating House

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Located along Geylang Road, Sin Huat Seafood Restaurant specialises in tze char and seafood dishes. Priced at $120, Sin Huat's signature crab beehoon has received raving reviews from local foodies and even American television personality Anthony Bourdain.

Daily: 18:00 - 00:00

+65 67449755
$86 based on 37 submissions
Dinner (13 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes)
James02155

As good as I remembered

I returned last night to see if my last been hoon was as good as I remembered. Yup, it was. It does not get much better than this. If you cannot afford greatness, do not go. If you need china and silverware, do not go. Otherwise, bring an appetite, buy a bottle of Tiger and eat a meal that will give you lots of food to take away.

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02 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

As good as I remembered

I returned last night to see if my last been hoon was as good as I remembered. Yup, it was. It does not get much better than this. If you cannot afford greatness, do not go. If you need china and silverware, do not go. Otherwise, bring an appetite, buy a bottle of Tiger and eat a meal that will give you lots of food to take away.
04 May 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

never will I go again

Crazy price" silly place to go; still can't get over the my bad experience. Super super long waiting time despite there is no crowd! 1 dish average waiting time is 45 min. No can drinks; all dilute drinks only. Service fxxk up. Nothing for me to recommend...
26 Apr 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst meal of my life. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.

I'm so full of hatred for Sin Huat Eating House, that I want to make sure it closes down FOR GOOD so people won't have to go through what I had to go through, along with the rest here. I'd like to begin by saying I'm not a fussy eater, and I don't ever leave reviews about food that I eat, whether good or bad. I usually take the bad experiences in my stride and go "oh well...Just not my day I guess."  And it pains me to have to make my very first review a bad one. You could say this experience was SO BAD, it made me want to leave a review for the first time in my life to tell you to NEVER eat at this place. Don't even THINK about eating here. They made me and my family wait 45 FKING minutes for the FIRST course of food to arrive, after trying to hardsell us the groupa. No menu, no set-in-stone-prices. Nothing. Price dishes according to how rich or poor the customer looks? I'm willing to bet that! So you can imagine how long we were there for a meal. 3 WHOLE HOURS. That's the amount of time I spent eating to my heart's content at The Line for CHEAPER! The gong gong was bad, the vegetables were bad, the steamed sting ray did not taste like sting ray and the crab bee hoon, TOOK THE CAKE.

I mean, are you kidding me? Anthony Bourdain ate this pile of salty c***? What did he REALLY think of it? I've had better and cheaper crab bee hoon in Thomson. 

 I've never believed in having to wait THIS long for food that is supposed to blow your mind in every way possible. 20 minutes, I can deal. 45? No. Just no. Even if the food is fantastic, this is unacceptable. Never mind about the price tag and the terrible drinks (DILUTED MILO PENG AND TOO-SOUR ICE LEMON TEA). Everything about this place is bad. It is ridiculous.

HOW DOES ALL THIS MAKE SENSE? HOW CAN THERE BE SUCH BAD FOOD IN THIS WORLD? CLOSE DOWN ALREADY. PEOPLE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH THE SHOPHOUSE SPACE YOU PEOPLE TAKE UP TO MAKE PEOPLE WAIT LIKE CRAZY FKERS TO EAT YOUR LOUSY GRUB. CLOSE THE FK DOWN, MOFOS.
18 Dec 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

regret coming here because the price cut my throat !!

   the food are doubtless good but the price are very unreasonable. the seafood are expensive . they have no menu . believe it or not tissue + 4 plates of groundnuts cost 48 $$ . we were shock when the bill showed 485$$   . I can take that money and have dinner in the Singapore eye . so I don't recommend this place .
10 Jul 2012 • 5 reviews • 14 followers

Overpriced. Way overpriced.

http://kennethtiongeats.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/sin-huat-eating-house-singapore/

His crab beehoon is lavishly praised. It is also notoriously ex ($340 for 4 pax). How good is Chef Danny’s Crab Beehoon?

Before last month, I saw at least 3-5 reruns of Anthony Bourdain coming to Singapore and trying the hawker food. The culmination seems to be when he drives up to this grimy Geylang place, Sin Huat Eating House. What culinary magic resides in Lorong 35?

Honestly, I don’t quite know. “crab beehoon” (4/5) ended up being disjoint. “crab and beehoon” would be a more apt description. at no point did I actually eat crab and beehoon together. The eating process went:

1. pick up piece of crab

2. crack piece of crab

3. try to suck out crabmeat and spit out crabshell

4. put down piece of crab

5. take chopsticks and eat beehoon

6. put down chopsticks and repeat

The sauce, which got all over my chopsticks was a nice shallot crab-roe based sauce. It tasted abit lard-y as well. (I have no idea if any of this is true).

The beehoon got in the way of my enjoying the crab, and the crab got in the way of enjoying the beehoon. I’m a bit puzzled as to why people rave about it.

earlier in the evening, chef danny, while taking our orders at the table, went down a prepared list of dishes.

“scallops?” “okay”

“gong gong” “er small one can?”

“you can do a large one. I’ll do a large one.”

“prawns” “er…okay”

“fish?” “no, no that’s enough”

he’s been called a food nazi, but chef Danny just strikes me as a nazi.(Frontera Grill in Chicago – which according to one Yelp review prevents takeout even by dine-in diners because they can’t “assure quality” is a “food nazi” place. Chef Danny just seems more focused on ticking the boxes.

Scallops (4/5) – smothered in sweet bean sauce, served on the shell (and with all innard intact)

Gong Gong (2.5/5) - Steamed shellfish, with a sweet chili sauce. Sharp claw at the end. Use a toothpick to spear the meaty parts, or most of it stays in the shell.

Garlic Prawns (3/5) - Standard fare.

One rule I’ve found is that prawn dishes in cze char restaurants, unless they are making oatmeal prawns, is blah. The prawn isusually flavourless and tough. I suspect this is because they don’t usually fully shell the prawn, and often overcook it as well.

Maybe try it once, just to see what’s the hype’s about. But it really isn’t THAAAT great.