A family reunion for Grandma’s birthday took place at Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at The Grandstand. It was our first time trying that place out, and I got a little nervous just before that as we have folks with variety of liking for their food. And there aren’t any latest reviews of this place online, those I found were from at least 4 years back!
I almost wanted to call the dinner off and head over to try other seafood places just hours before the planned timing. But due to lack of ideas on where to go, we proceeded as planned.
We reserved a private room for two tables for 20 pax, and were assigned the Indonesia suite. First impression of this place is not very good. There was a musky smell in the room, probably from the carpet or cushioned chairs. Private rooms have got Karaoke system for our enjoyment, and boy we sure went crazy that night! It was one of the most noisy celebration dinner we ever had!
Musky smell and not so ideal environment aside, the fresh seafood we had was very good!
Sea White Prawns
Total of 1.764KG at S$200.79
Juicy, fresh and tender! No seasoning nor sauce required. I can eat the entire plate on my own!
Small Bamboo Clam
20 pieces at S$160.00
Too much garlic. Clam was fresh and tender.
South Africa Abalone
16 pieces at S$377.60
Abalone has never been my kind of food, not going to comment.
Soon Hock Marby Goby Fish
Total 2 fishes at 1.742KG at S$191.62
Very fresh and nice.
Fresh Small Oyster
20 pieces at S$90
How can anyone go wrong with fresh oyster? A little of lemon juice and tabasco is all I need to slurp these down.
Total of 1.196KG at S$27.51
Pinang Green Mussels
Total of 1.406KG at S$35.15
Love the spiciness in these mussels. Very yummy.
All the above fresh seafood had 40% discount! Everything was so fresh and so yummy! Some of the dishes were a little over with their seasoning, but overall it balanced quite well.
Deep Fried Taro Stuff with Fresh Scallop
S$80 for 2 big servings
A little too oily for my liking. Taro was too thick, could not taste much of the scallop.
Vension Meat with Ginger
S$72 for 2 big servings
Meat was a little too tough for my liking. Will skip their dishes and just go for the fresh seafood next time.
Two other dishes we had but not photographed are the Asparagus (S$72 for 2 big servings) and Braised E-Fu Noodle (S$56 for 2 big servings).
Total bill for the dinner of 20pax was S$1,148.51. Payment with DBS card gets $10 return voucher for every $50 spent. Applicable for weekday lunch only. We will be back soon for more with these vouchers!