The monthly Makansutra dinner for August brought us to Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at The Grandstand. Stepping into the restaurant, I was taken back by the size of the restaurant. It is extremely huge, probably the size of 2 grand ballrooms.
Roast Whole Suckling Pig 4.2/5
Dinner started with the Roast Whole Suckling Pig. It was actually quite a huge piglet for the size we had. Roasted to a nice smokey aroma with crackling skin, I could not help going back for a couple more pieces of it.
Braised Sharks Fin with Four Treasures 4/5
The bowl of Braised Sharks Fin with Four Treasure was packed with an abundance of luscious ingredients.
Stewed Whole Fresh Abalone with Vegetables 4.5/5
The sumptuous feast continued with the Stewed Whole Fresh Abalone with Vegetables. The Abalone was cooked beautifully, it was firm but not tough.
Steamed Chicken with Cordyceps Flowers 4/5
The Steamed Chicken with Cordyceps Flowers was a delightful introduction. With a tad of herbal taste, the chicken was tender and moist.
Deep Fried Pork Chop with BBQ Sauce 4.2/5
When the Deep Fried Pork Chop with BBQ Sauce was served, I thought the pork chop looked lackluster. Biting into the delectable pork chop I was quite surprised how tender it was. I like how lightly breaded the pork chop was not selling the limelight from the meat but still giving it a contrast in texture.
Fried Venison with Black Pepper Sauce 4.2/5
The Stir Fried Venison with Black Pepper Sauce was simply delicious. Each piece of the tender venison came with a spicy heat kick from the black pepper sauce that was coated evenly.
Chilli Crabs with Bun 4.2/5
Listed at number 35 of the top 50 most delicious food by CNN GO in 2011, the Chilli Crabs with Bun was definitely popular with the diners. The big and sweet Sri Lanka crab was cooked in a delectable sweet and savoury tomato and chilli sauce which was finger licking good.
Braised Rice Noodles Tai O Style 3/5
Like all tradition Chinese dinner, the last course of the the dinner always ends with a noodle or rice dish. The Braised Rice Noodles Tai O Style was fragrant and springy. A pleasant signed off for the feast.
Red Bean 3/5
I was actually disappointed that dessert was only Red Bean Soup. Not that it was not good but I was looking forward to a bowl of yam paste or at least a bowl of chilled mango sago.
For shuttle bus service to The Grandstand, frequency is every 1 hour interval.
- Botanic Gardens MRT station (850am - 850pm), pick up point at exit A bus stop.
- Toa Payoh MRT station (945am - 845pm), pick up point at exit C bus stop.
- Clementi MRT station (945am - 845pm), pick up point at exit B bus stop.
- Sixth Avenue Centre (11am - 8pm), pick up point at bus stop (Stop ID 42011)
Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant
200 Turf Club Road
Tel: +65 68832112
Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens (CC Line)
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 530pm - 1030pm