Following the success of Majestic Restaurant and Jing, Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant at Gardens by the Bay is the newest venture by award winning Chef Yong Bing Ngen. With the number of seafood restaurant around the island and Singaporean's love for seafood, Chef Yong has always wanted to open a seafood restaurant himself too but he could not find a right location until the current venue came along.
The live seafood tanks with all the live stocks from around the world flank the entrance as one enters the restaurant.
Located just below the Flower Dome, the 110 seater restaurant offers a luxurious view of the Marina Bay Waterfront.
I am told that all the flower displays around the restaurant and on the table top were all arranged by Chef's wife weekly.
Wasabi Chips 4/5
These Wasabi Chips were very addictive while we waited for dinner to be served.
Although Majestic Bay is a seafood restaurant, dim sum is available during lunch. The dim sum are created by Guangzhou borned Chef Li Shou Tao who has been making dim sum for over 2 decades.
Baked BBQ Pork Bun 4.5/5
I enjoyed the Baked BBQ Pork Bun ($4.20 for 3pc) a lot. The bun was sugar glazed and the texture was spongy and soft like cotton. It felt like my teeth sunk into a marshmallow bun.
Fresh Prawn Dumpling 4/5
The Fresh Prawn Dumpling ($4.80 for 4pc) with its silky dumpling skin and fresh crunchy prawn were just calling out for me to dive into them.
Siew Mai 4/5
The Siew Mai ($4.50 for 4pc) was succulent with a nice hint of mushroom aroma.
Seared Chilli Crab Meat Bun 4.8/5
If you enjoy eating fried ManTou with Chilli Crab gravy, then the Seared Chilli Crab Meat Bun ($4.50 for 3pc) is a must try. With the delectable chilli crab meat filling, the bun was first steamed and then pan seared. This innovation of combining local fare into traditional dim sum is an alternative way to enjoy the chilli crab.
Soup of the day 4.2/5
The soup of the day was Pork Rib Soup with Sweet Corn, Red and Green Carrot ($18/$27). Boiled for a good 6 hours, the soup was hearty and comforting. In fact I was quite curious with my first encounter of green carrot. The taste and texture are quite similar to both carrot and radish combined.
Sauteed Wild Mushroom and Asparagus 4.2/5
The Sauteed Wild Mushroom and Asparagus ($18/$27) wok fried with minced garlic was simple but yet so fragrant with all the nature flavours of the ingredients coming together.
Bay's Signature "Kopi" Sauce Crab 4.2/5
Chef Yong wanted to create a crab dish that is distinctively Singapore when he opened Majestic Bay. With his love for coffee and a good 3 months of research, the Bay's Signature "Kopi" Sauce Crab (market price) is born. The special coffee sauce is made from a blend of 3 different coffee beans. Apple jam was also added to sweeten it. Chinese white wine is poured onto the crab and ignited at the table filling the restaurant with the strong coffee aroma. This probably will be the next iconic crab dish after the chilli crab, black pepper crab and salted egg yolk crab.
Baked Rice with Assorted Seafood 4.2/5
Baked Rice with Assorted Seafood 4.2/5
Another signature dish at Majestic Bay is the Baked Rice with Assorted Seafood ($68/$88). Served and presented like the Spanish paella, the rice was first fried before baking in cheese. A fusion dish with the abundance of fresh sea treasures and the bold robust flavours got the approval from the group.
Sweet Temptation 4.2/5
Dessert was Sweet Temptation ($20 for 4 pax). The sweet temptation platter comes with Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Shredded Coconut, Glutinous Rice with Fresh Cream Stuffing, Steamed Custard Bun with Salted Egg Yolk and Bay's Chinese Pancake with Red Bean Paste.
All 4 desserts were so good that I can't decide which is my favourite. The Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Shredded Coconut probably is the more uncommon among all. The black glutinous rice dumping comes with yam paste filling. It is like having both Pulut Hitam and Orh Nee in one dessert.
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant is likely to be a shining star in Singapore's food and beverage scene with its exquisite and innovative dishes. It is also a perfect venue for all sort of occasions with its stragetic and beautiful location facing the marina bay waterfront. I was there on weekday evening for dinner and there were already a constant flow of tourists, corporate and walked in diners.
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Tel: +65 66046604
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CC Line, DT Line), Marina Bay (CC Line, NS Line)
Mon-Fri: 1145am - 230pm, 545pm - 930pm (last order)
Sat, Sun & PH: 1130am - 230pm, 545pm - 930pm (last order)
1) Alight at Marina Bay MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Marina Bay MRT station (Stop ID 03311). Take bus no. 400. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to vistor centre. Follow the sheltered walkway to flower dome direction. At the ticketing counters, take the escalator on the right side. Head down the escalator and the restaurant is on the left. Journey time about 20 minutes.
2) Alight at Bayfront MRT station. Take Exit B. Follow the underground link way. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge into Gardens by the bay. Turn left and keep walking straight cutting through the Malay Garden, Chinese Garden and Indian Garden towards the flower dome. At the ticketing counters, take the escalator on the right side. Head down the escalator and the restaurant is on the left. Journey time about 15 minutes.