Red House Seafood Restaurant – Get ready to get your fingers gravy-stained!
Established in 1976, Red House Seafood has been serving Asian seafood dishes and Singaporean favourites for 37 years. With the opening of the 3rd brunch at Prinsep Street, the restaurant aims to reach out to a younger generation of diners.
When I recently went for dinner, I was thoroughly impressed by how the fare combined interesting textures and tastes. Our dinner at Red House started with Trio Combination of Chef’s Signature Squid ($30 small, $58 large). The squid is cooked in three different way: BBQ, crispy baby squid and stir-fried with salted egg. I am a sucker for salted egg so it works for me the best. But the boy prefers BBQ flavour as we can taste the freshness of the squid.
Using the fresh ingredients sourced globally, Red House Seafood’s signature dishes have endured over the years. These include the decadent Prawns with signature creamy custard sauce ($7/100g), with fresh prawns covered in a velvety custard sauce. The sweetness from the sauce enhanced the sweetness of the prawns.
Spicy Seafood Combinations ($24 small, $36 medium, $48 large) is a Thai-inspired curry with a mix of scallops, prawns, fish and squid. The Thai-inspired curry is slightly spicy and thick. It is super addictive and we ordered fried buns to pair with the sauce.
No trip to Red House Seafood is complete without sampling its rendition of iconic Singaporean dishes like Crab in Red House Chilli Stew, a tangier and slightly sweeter version. This is good for non chilli lovers because their sauce is sweeter and not over spicy. So the fresh and fatty crabs are drenched with thick yummy gravy. For a seafood restaurant, there is definitely no complaints over their crabs because it is always juicy and succulent. There may be disputes over the taste of the chilli crab gravy but I like this rendition, and best paired with pillow soft buns.
My dining partners love the Black Pepper crabs more. The looks are deceiving but the black pepper sauce is not the vague, gritty stuff you get in so many other versions of this dish. This one has sauce specially created by their chef to be hot and smooth. This is all that makes the difference.
This is one of their private rooms in the prinsep street outlet.
Red House Seafood Restaurant
Address: 68 Prinsep Street
Tel: 6336 6080