01 Dec 2014 • 21 reviews • 0 follower
The Boiler is located about a 5-minute walk away from Tai Seng MRT, nestled amongst the construction and industrial sites. We thought we were lost while trying to make our way there because it seemed almost impossible to have an eatery in that area. We were actually genuinely surprised when we saw that there were quite a number of people in the restaurant.
Here's the menu for The Boiler, and their promotional price for their lobster at just $49++! Unfortunately, we didn't get this because we are really bad (and lazy) at eating such seafood with shells, like lobsters and crabs! Photo 4-11-14 7 40 25 pm Photo 4-11-14 7 40 38 pm When you are here, you definitely have to go for the bags of seafood, because that's how they roe! Besides, everything just tastes better when you use your hands and that gives you a reason to not use your phone when you're having dinner! Perfect! We went for the Boiler's Duo Bag ($49++), which included prawns, mussels, clams, sausages, corn and buns! It doesn't sound like it's a lot but these are the kind of seafood we love, and we were very, very wrong to think that they didn't sound like a lot. Photo 4-11-14 7 41 48 pmWe went for some sides as well, because like I said, we thought the seafood was not a lot. We ordered a Southern Chicks & Waffles with Maple Syrup ($9.90++) and Sweet Potato Fries ($6.90++). We would have went for the Lobsicle, however there were reviews online saying that they were pretty unimpressive, and hence we went for the waffles instead!
Overall, I was very pleased with my visit to The Boiler! It's indeed quite a fun experience of using our hands "legitly" to have our seafood, just the way I like it. I usually want to use my hands but I'm afraid of being judged and also getting really dirty after that, but the concept at The Boiler changes everything!
Besides, the prices for the food here were quite value for money! They have definitely changed my impression of seafood being expensive food. The seafood were very fresh and the sauces complemented well! The surprising thing was that their other offerings, which were non-seafood related, were also good! I heard their fish and chips are very good as well, so it's a worth a try if you're a fan of that particular dish!
The Boiler would definitely be on the top of my list when I crave for a seafood feast in the future, or when i'm looking for a place for a nice celebration. The ambience, service and food were more than impressive, and I'm glad to be able to celebrate my 22nd birthday dinner there!
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