We dined at The Seafood International Market and Restaurant last Friday because we saw this promotion while searching for a place to have lunch. I think it has been around for quite some time.
The prices seemed to be quite reasonable, so we walked in to have our lunch. We were seated in the east wing, facing the sea. There were 10 dishes which were limited to one serving, and the rest of the 40 dishes were unlimited servings.
This is the deep fried fish skin (unlimited) and braised shark fin soup (one serving only). Fish Skin was crispy but the soup was a little cold.
Mini Abalone with Oyster Sauce (one serving only). One for each of us. 😐 It was cold when served.
“Hae Zou” (unlimited). 2 each. This is nice, my kids love it.
Deep fried crispy beancurd with mayo sauce (unlimited). Requested by Jayson and I think he ate most of it.
Pan-fried carrot cake with Fresh Scallop in XO Chilli Sauce (one serving only). Carrot cake was warm, and there’s only one scallop!
Drunken Chicken (unlimited). Lots of bone and meat not tender at all.
Poached Boiled Live Prawns with Hua Diao Wine (one serving only). 6 prawns in the bowl. 2 each for adults and 1 each for children. I felt cheated when they served this. 😛 Oh, and it’s cold too.
Fried Rice with Spring Onion and Egg (unlimited). Plain rice tastes much better than this! This is Rice and Oil with Spring Onion!
Black Fungus in Aged Vinegar (unlimited). I didn’t try this, but Jayden likes it.
Steamed Fresh Scallop with Thai Curry Sauce (one serving only). This one is quite nice. 8 pieces, which means 2 each! lol
Golden Calamari Strips (unlimited). Soggy. Cold. Not Golden.
Crispy-fried Fish Fillet with Chicken Floss in Thousand Island Sauce (unlimited serving). This is nice, and I think they just cooked it. So it’s hot.
Crispy-fried Soft Shell Crab (one serving only). I think I forgot to eat this. Or maybe I was too angry with the SLOW serving to eat.
Deep fried Lobster with Orange Portuguese Salad Dressing (one serving only). This dish took 2 hours to come. 2 HOURS! omg, I checked with them like 4 times and they kept telling me that it’s coming. Were they hoping that I’ll say – please cancel it?
Wok Fried Sliced Whelk with XO chilli sauce (one serving only). This is nice but too spicy for me.
Random stuff from their self-service corner near the entrance.
We spent 2 hours in the restaurant. The food was served slowly by unhappy people who tend to drop plates on the table as if they were playing Diner Dash. Our total bill added up to about $148, including GST and Service charge. It is considered cheap for the wide spread of food but I seriously don’t like my food to be cold and I also don’t like to wait for so long.
If you ask me if I will go back again, I will say NO. I rather go to the hawker center and order seafood soup.