In the often-overlooked Northern region of Singapore, Orchid Live Seafood in HomeTeamNS Khatib cooks up quality live seafood that will have foodies salivating for more.
Standing out from the host of live seafood restaurants readily available everywhere else in Singapore, Orchid Live Seafood prepares its live catch in a signature Teochew style, all at unbelievably affordable prices. The restaurant promises the most prized catch right out of the tanks with each and every dish, being one of the major direct importers of lobsters in Singapore.
LOBSTER, CRAB AND MORE
Seafood sets the pace at Orchid Live Seafood but its main bestseller is its Live Lobster Porridge, a dish it is proud to be the first to introduce to Singapore and which has since become a crowd favourite. Upon ordering, diners get to witness the restaurant prepare live catch straight from the tanks before they are typically cooked Teochew style. Each pot of lobster porridge is prepared with broth that has been simmered over low-heat for no less than four hours, releasing its best sweetness for a bowl of immense comfort and flavour. Other styles of cooking include the Butter Coated, Garlic Steamed and Cream Cheese, each presenting different ways of enjoying lobster. Take your pick from four types of lobsters: Live Tropical Lobsters ($72: 2pax, $96: 3 pax, $120: 4pax, $180: 6pax, $240: 8-10pax), Live Western Australian Lobsters (seasonal price), Live Southern Australian Lobsters (seasonal price) or Live Boston Lobsters ($78/piece).
Diners can order their newly-launched Lobster Salad ($158 for 4-6 pax) as a refreshing kick-starter. Filled with chunks of meaty lobster, honeydew, cantaloupe, and celery that are mixed thoroughly in a generous house-made mayonnaise sauce, the dish is topped with uni before serving.
A house signature includes the Signature Steven Chicken ($16/8pcs, $24/12pcs, $30/16pcs), named after the founder and creator of the restaurant, Chef Steven Chua. The chicken pieces are kept on the bone and pushed to the ends before deep-fried. They are then coated in a homemade marinade of marmite and honey sauce before tossed in sesame seeds to finish it off.
Crabs, a Singapore favourite, are not amiss from the menu with the carefully selected yellow roe crabs served in both Salt Baked Yellow Roe Crab ($120 for 2 pieces) and Teochew Cold Crabs ($80-100 for 2 pieces). Diners get to bite into mouthful of roe-filled mud crab that has been baked with salt and house-blend spices to bring out the crab’s natural sweetness.
Further, crustacean lovers also get to savour live Mud Crab (starts from $78) and Alaskan King Crab (seasonal price) that are prepared in all the popular ways of chilli, salted egg, steamed with creamy egg white, black pepper, cream cheese or butter coated to meet the cravings of even the most discerning crab connoisseur.
Clam lovers are in for a treat with the Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clams ($16.80/piece). Extra-large bamboo clams are steamed with little more than soya sauce and vermicelli, letting its natural sweetness shine. Slippery in texture and mineral in flavour, it brings crisp sea flavours in a noodle dish.
Steamed fish is prepared the traditional way, best exemplified by the HK Style Steamed Soon Hock Fish ($8/100g). Steamed with soya sauce to play up the natural fragrance of the fish, a touch of brine is added with preserved turnips.
Popular squid dishes include the Seasoned Fried Baby Squid ($23). The juicy little morsels are lightly seasoned and deep-fried to a golden crunch before served with red onion and cucumber strips for crunch and topped off with a sweet and spicy Thai sauce for a sweet and spicy punch. The Seasoned Baby Squid ($23) will also prove to be addictive, served with wasabi mayo sauce, sweet sauce, and sriracha mayo sauce, perfect for drawing out the delicate sweetness of the squid.
SET MENUS FOR ALL GROUP SIZES
Whether for an intimate affair or group dinners, there’s something for everyone.
The Regular Set Menu curates the best Orchid Live Seafood like the Lobster Porridge and Signature Steven Chicken for dining of all occasions. Bigger groups will be supplemented with HK Live Seabass, Fried Crispy Tofu with Topshell and Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce.
Make your orders from $88 for 2pax, $198 for 4 pax, $328 for 5-6 pax and $428 for 6-7 pax.
For the extra special occasions, the Premium Set Menu brings seafood galore with Teochew Cold Crab or Salt Baked Yellow Roe Crab. Complementing them are the Live Lobster Porridge, Signature Steven Chicken, HK Style Steamed Live Soon Hock, Braised Live Whole Abalone, Sea Cucumber Deep Fried Baby Squid and more.
Order them from $428 for 4 pax, $458 for 5 pax, $488 for 6 pax, $628 and $988 for 8-10 pax.
From 25 June till 25 July, enjoy the following promotions when you dine in:
- 1 FOR 1 Southern Australian Lobsters (U.P $288)
- 1 FOR 1 Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clams (U.P $16.80)
- 20% OFF Braised New Zealand Black Gold Abalone (U.P $25)