True to their words, once you enter the restaurant and turn a corner you will see all the different crustaceans inside a wall of tanks, for your pickings!
Seafood sets the pace at Orchid Live Seafood but its main bestseller is its Live Lobster Porridge (starts from $72). We have the Live Southern Australian Lobster (seasonal price). The broth, which is simmered over low-heat for no less than 4 hours, gives a creamy sweetness for a bowl of immense comfort and flavour.
The newly-launched Lobster Salad ($158 fr 4-6 pax) is a refreshing kick-starter, although a tad expensive for me as an appetizer. Filled with a generous mixture of meaty lobsters’ chunks, cantaloupe and celery, the dish is topped with uni before serving.
Named after the founder of the restaurant Chef Steven Chua, the deep fried Signature Steven Chicken ($16 for 8pcs, $24 for 12 pcs, $30 for 16pcs), is signaturely good and simple. The coating of marmite and honey sauce marinade is enough to make the chicken parts umami.
Other sides like the Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clams ($16.80/ piece), Seasoned Fried Baby Squid with Sweet and Spicy Thai Sauce ($23) and Seasoned Fired Baby Squid ($23) is good and you can taste the oceanic freshness. Though pricing wise is still a tad luxurious for me.
Nevertheless, my personal favourite would definitely be the Salt Baked Yellow Roe Crab ($120 for 2 pieces). Filled with sweet roe, the mud crab is extremely flavourful (some might find salty) and simply delicious.
From 25 June till 25 July, enjoy the following promotions when you dine in:
– 1 for 1 Southern Australian Lobsters (UP $288)
– 1 for 1 Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clams (UP $16.80)
– 20% off Braised New Zealand Black Gold Abalone (UP $25)
Orchard Live Seafood
2 Yishun Walk #03-01, S767944
Telephone: 6756 0311
Operating hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest MRT: Khatib