Friday 13 November 2020

Yaowarat Seafood – Thai Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Singapore

Deep Fried Garlic Pork 

The name Yaowarat is well-known to Singaporeans who have travelled to Bangkok, Thailand. It is also known as the Chinatown of Bangkok, famous for its street food, seafood, bird’s nest, shark fins and shopping. LD and I will try to drop by every time we are in Bangkok to stock up on the Chai Po and Kiam Chye from the Yaowarat wet market. 

Yaowarat Seafood
We visited Yaowarat Seafood was due to their FB post of steam milk crab that packed with lots of roe. When we made a reservation, we also place an order for steam milk crab. We were informed during reservation; they might need to check with the supplier if the crabs with solid roe are available. 

Live Crab Steam Hong Kong Style
On the day of the visit, Yaowarat inform us that the crab from the supplier is not loaded with crab roe, therefore they suggest to change the cooking method and they will adjust the price as well. So, we end up with Live Crab Steam Hong Kong Style ($72 for 500 gram). The crab is fresh and sweet; however, the roe is very minimum. Although you can taste the natural flavours of the crab, I find this cooking style is too simple, almost like eating crab at home. 

Live Crab Steam Hong Kong Style

The Roe
Chai Po Omelette ($8.90). If a Thai restaurant can’t do this dish properly, they do not deserve your hard earn dollar. The omelette is done just right here. It is light and fluffy with generous chopped chai po inside for that crunchy bite. 

Chai Po Omelette 
Seafood Cake ($7.90, 4pcs). Crispy exterior crumbs, filled with springy seafood paste. It is flavourful and chewy at the same time. If the fillings are denser, it will be deliciously addictive. 

Seafood Cake

Seafood Cake - The Fillings
Seabass Steam Thai Style ($29.90). Fresh seabass steam with lime, garlic, cilantro, chilli, fish sauce and sugar. A medley of flavours sweet, sour, savoury and spicy accompanied the fresh seabass in each bite. LD and I like seabass because of the smooth and silky texture of the flesh. 

Seabass Steam Thai Style
Do take note that Yaowarat cooking style is Thai Chinese. If you like your food very spicy (ala Thai Street Food spiciness level), you need to ask the kitchen to crank up the chilli level. 

Thai Kang Kong ($7.90). Stir-fried Thai style, meaning with garlic and a few teaspoons of fish sauce. The kang kong is crunchy, with a pungent umami taste to it. 

Thai Kang Kong 
Pork Satay ($14.50 – 5 pcs). Yaowarat version of Moo Ping, Thai Style Grilled Pork Skewers. The huge size of minced pork patties, marinated and grilled to perfection. The exterior is caramelised due to the sweet sauce and lightly charred flavour from the grill. Each bite is filled with juiciness and a total #porkgasm. 

Pork Satay

Pork Satay
A must-order dish here along with Pork Satay is their Deep Fried Garlic Pork ($12.90). Fatty pork belly with a crispy exterior and juicy, almost melt in your mouth flesh. The pork belly has the right fattiness and the bittersweet fried garlic just enhance the pork flavour further. 

Deep Fried Garlic Pork 

Deep Fried Garlic Pork 
Tom Yum Seafood ($28.90 – Large). Fresh seafood cooked in traditional Tom Yum style. Served in the traditional charcoal steamboat pot, the soup will warm over a long period. The seafood is fresh; however, the flavour lacks punch. We recommend you order it extra spicy to get the oomph. 

Tom Yum Seafood
On another occasion, LD ordered Thai Vermicelli Prawn ($35) takeaway. I find their version is very solid. The vermicelli is silky, bouncy and absorbs the essence of the prawns and spices. It is not watery and the prawns are fresh as well. One of the better versions of Thai Vermicelli Prawn in Singapore. 

Jasmine Rice 
Service is friendly and attentive when we went there for lunch. I like their frankness about the availability of their crab and their crab roe. Do expect a long waiting time during busy lunch and dinner period. The décor is very minimal and seating are limited, so you better make your reservation. Their food delivery orders are off the chart. 

Part of Dining Area
CBK verdict: a good place to dine for Thai Chinese Seafood. The seafood is fresh and some of their dishes are legit. I recommend their Thai Style Garlic Pork, Pork Satay, Steam Sea Bass and Thai Vermicelli. Cheers!! 

Food & Drinks: 7.5/10 
Value: 7.25/10 
Service: 6.5/10 
Ambiance: 6.25/10 
Budget per Person: $11 - $25; $26 - $50 

Yaowarat Seafood 
27 Teck Chye Terrace 
Singapore 545729 

T: +65 6858 5988 
IG: @Yaowaratseafood 
OH: Daily 11.00 – 15.00; 17.00 – 21.30 
Menu and Delivery Order is available online

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