Sin Huat Eating House has Michelin Bib Gourmand seafood zi char in Geylang
You might be familiar with Sin Huat Eating House, which houses Sia Kee Duck Rice. If not, you’ve probably heard about their infamous reputation for costing a bomb, with long waiting times and service that’s not so great. Despite that, Sin Huat Eating House’s No Menu Zi Char Stall boasts some pretty impressive credentials. They’re a Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee and were even featured by the late celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain. Reviews are mixed; while some really love it, the lingering question is whether the food justifies the hefty price tag.
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Single-handedly managed by Chef Danny, the stall is located along the streets of Geylang and is accessible from two different MRT stations: a 13-minute stroll from Aljunied MRT Station or a 14-minute walk from Dakota MRT Station. Here, you’ll feel as though time has come to a standstill, with the non-air-conditioned coffee shop situated by the roadside, and with their old-school red plastic chairs.
There’s no menu here, all you have to do is select your choice of seafood, and Chef Danny will cook up your meal with the fresh seafood available in the stall. Be prepared that it may cost up to $100 or more per person.
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Begin with their Otah ($12), a thicc serving of spicy and flavourful otah plated on a banana leaf, served promptly to fill your hunger first.
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Then, have their Garlic Steamed Prawns, which is said to cost approximately $84. This dish features butterflied prawns topped with copious amounts of chopped garlic and scallions.
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If you’re a fan of sea snails, go for Gong Gong ($25/kg), which is said to be sweet and tender, pairing exceptionally well with their piquant garlic chilli sauce.
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Other noteworthy options include Steamed Frog Legs in Chicken Essence ($65) or Scallop ($25/kg), which is laden in black bean sauce that’s cooked with chopped garlic, carrots, and scallions.
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The Steamed Squid, which is said to cost approximately $40, is a popular pick too for its firm bite and pleasant chew.
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Last, but definitely not least, is their star dish, Crab Bee Hoon (price varies), which can cost around $80 per kg with an additional top up of $16 for the bee hoon. This dish is described by reviewers as infused with a strong wok hei flavour, with large, meaty crabs that are fresh and sweet-tasting.
The food at Sin Huat Eating House is rather subjective, with mixed reviews of their dishes online. It’s advisable to stick to signature dishes such as the crab bee hoon and gong gong, and to avoid over-ordering too!
If you can’t get enough of crab bee hoon, check out our guide to the best crab bee hoon places in Singapore! Otherwise, for more zi char options nearby, there’s Eat First, a famous Cantonese zi char eatery.
Address: 659-661 Lorong 35 Geylang, Singapore 389589
Opening hours: Daily 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 6744 9755
Sin Huat Eating House is not a halal-certified eatery.
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