I love my seafood. Why wouldn’t I?
The only seafood restaurant to be recommended by Michelin is Loaf On. I have a full page review. Click title for full review.
For fresh seafood, you cant beat the freshness, they only bring in the stock when you order. Because I see the delivery person enter only after I placed my order. For only 60SGD a person, you cant get any better than that. And I like how they use light subtle simple seasoning to bring out the natural sweetness of seafood. Their chicken is also good but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet.
Infamous Under the Bridge Spicy Crab @ Wan Chai/Causeway Bay
Their under the bridge crab version, of personal opinion I think is better than Hee Kee which is just opposite!
Their crab is also huge. I also ordered their clams seafood soup which is soothing and helps to balance the spicy deep fried garlic goodness on the crab. Their BBQ meat platter is not that great.
Its a touristy place and its advised to book in advance. If not choose a non peak period to dine. Be warned, their service is bad and atmosphere is noisy and decor is not great.
Shop 1-2, G/F, 414 – 424 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai. Causeway Bay MTR Exit C, turn left onto LockRoad road under you pass the bridge(or expressway), cross onto the opposite lane and you are there.
Hee Kee Fried Crab @ Causeway Bay/Wan Chai.
Its on the left (After the expressway/bridge) of the better known Under Bridge Spicy Crab restaurant.
I think its inferior in taste because the garlic is slightly bitter and a tad bit “over fried”. But the restaurant decor and service is much better than the Under the bridge crab one. A pity. I do think its healthy for restaurants to have a bit of a competition.
The rest of the food I had there was pretty average too.
Happy Seafood @ Lei Yue Mun
Lei Yue Mun is where locals go for seafood. Its value for money and less busy. You can take a ferry from Sai Wan Ho Ferry near Grand Promenade (ferry ride is 15 minutes;pay via Octopus) and ferry will drop you directly at Lei Yue Mun. Or drop off at Yau Tong MTR. Well, its a bit of walk and can be confusing to get there.
Service is good. So first, they will bring you to select your seafood from tanks. You cant get fresher than that. Some items like scallops or razor clams are not in tanks, so you will need to ask or prepare pictures on your phone if your Cantonese is not good like mine. I like the jolly uncle, he used to work in Singapore and is very friendly and he can spot a Singaporean the moment you speak. You wont know the final price til you get the bill but I have been there two times and on both occasions their prices are reasonable. But of course, the more seafood you buy, it will be pricer.
I highly recommend the black bean razor clams, the garlic soya sauce scallops. Their complimentary soya bean soup and osathamus coconut jelly is great!
Hei Yuet Seafood @ Sheung Wan/Central
162 Queens Road Central, Exit at Sheung Wan MTR E2. Its directly across The L place.
Their dinner set meal feeds you well and is value for money. The seafood is quite average. If you are on a budget and not too picky for food and you want to eat in Central. This is the place for you.
竹園海鮮飯店 @ Kowloon City
Difficult to navigate, so we took a cab. Its very well known for seafood that is super value for money. Bad Service is tolerated.
And don’t expect gourmet food of course. Pretty average standard food.
454 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon City.
Deep Fried Oysters@ Lau Fau Shan
This is best place to eat Oysters. They are well known for Oysters. The way they fry their oysters are top notch ( I have a fair share of fried oysters). Its super crispy on the outside, while retaining its juiciness inside. I cant quite remember the name of the restaurant I ate at but they have posters of michelin recommendation on their shopfront.
Take public bus K65 from Yuen Long East MTR (can be quite packed and bus frequency is low) or take green mini bus 33 at Tai Fung Street in Yuen Long Town Centre. Both buses stop at the same location (Lau Fau Shan roundabout).