The Place Long Beach is also the creator of the original black pepper crab in Singapore since 1982. The latest outlet to open is located at Robertson Quay back in August this year, where the interior of Long Beach @ Robertson Quay spots a contemporary look, with indoor and al fresco dining area which blends into the buzzing Robertson Quay vibes. I think that this is a positive change from my impression of Long Beach where I remembered the decor to be dated.
The indoor part of the restaurant is quite spacious, where the live seafood tank is pretty impressive. I like the partitions around the restaurant, which gives diners more privacy while dining, all the more so in today’s Covid climate.
The Food I started with the Live Half Shell Oyster Sashimi (S$28/Half Dozen), where the fresh oysters are from Scotland. Just squeeze a little lime and it is really good to have!
Scottish seafood seems to be in season during the end of the year. After trying the version form Red House Seafood Restaurant recently, my second dish at Long Beach was the Steamed Live Scottish Royal Razor Clam with Garlic & Vermicelli (S$12). You get loads of garlic along with the transparent vermicelli, a very simple starter to enjoy before the big seafood items descend.
The Live Prawn in Kupang Style (S$14/3 prawns) is quite interesting as the huge prawns are served in a small claypot. Kupang Style as I understand refers to a broth which is a hybrid of curry and laksa, where the prawn is immersed in a curry-like broth. The broth is quite rich and tasty, and I have to pace myself from not over-drinking it like water.
The next dish I had was the Famous Chilli Fresh Crab Meat with Handmade Fried Bun (S$18), which uses Mud Crab. This is my favourite way of enjoying crab as it is so effortless that the ROI is 100%. The chilli crab sauce is sweet and perfect with the fried bun, topped with copious crab meat.
A visit to Long Beach is incomplete without trying The Original Best Black Pepper Dungeness Crab (S$88/kg). The one I had was approximately 1kg, and the highlight is the delicious black pepper sauce which doesn’t come across as overly spicy. It is very fragrant, which makes it a delight to lick the crab even without tasting the meat.
For carbs, I had the Deep Fried Flat Rice Noodle with ‘La La King’. This is a mix of crispy and soft Hor Fun, with a good amount of ‘wok hei’. The clams are also aplenty, which soaks up the flavour of the sauce as well.
Rants Lunch hour may not be the most ideal time to have seafood for some people, and it will be great if the lunch menu in future will feature other options such as a dim sum menu.
Will I Return Again? You cant’ go wrong with the seafood at Long Beach, and this new outlet is a great addition to Robertson quay if you are in the mood for some seafood.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Long Beach @ Robertson Quay
60 Robertson Quay, #01-14
Tel: +65 6336 3636
Monday to Friday: 11:30am to 11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am to 11:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter