Another restaurant review post – this time its Irvin’s Irvin’s Seafood Cze Char, River Valley Road, Singapore. This was a farewell for a colleague and a colleague’s boyfriend, both of whom were moving back to their home countries. Seems to happen quite a bit since Singapore is a popular interim place to move to, chill out, gain some Asian work experience and then head back.
The menu was pretty extensive.
This is their specialty though – Sri Lankan crabs in salted egg sauce. The salted egg base is not common so that makes the dish special and at SGD 18 a plate, its considered a steal.
I am not a huge fan of crab but I did try the sauce and it was pretty creamy and.. salty. In a nice way.
As most restaurants in Singapore do, they offer fresh coconut water. Its delicious, especially after a hard day’s work. Anyway, the weather in Singapore always qualifies for chilled coconut water.
This here is sliced fish, served in a spicy sauce with tons and tons of curry leaves. Its delicious. It reminds me of all the good things about Indian food, although it doesn’t really taste Indian. Thumbs up.
Hong Kong style steamed ginger fish. Looks bland but the gingery flavour is quite strong. I generally feel a bit off if the fish is whole so I barely tasted this.
Sesame chicken. Deliciousness under 1/2 kg seasoning of roasted sesame. Enough said.
The batter fried squid appetizer. I don’t like the texture of squid. Pass.
Claypot Tofu. This is all TH got to eat. With rice of course. It was very good though and the snap peas were fresh and cooked just right.
Irvin’s Seafood Cze Char
397 Rivery Valley Road
Ph: +65 6836 5020
Open from 11am – 1am
Avg cost per person – SGD 20
**All pics taken with my Nexus One so please excuse the quality.
Hi Nags! this is Irvin, thanks so much for the nice review on my resto, just want to let you know that we are moving to no.4 Jalan Leban, Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 577548, re-opening 1 Dec 2011. Hey I'll be happy to treat you to a free dinner in our new resto for this nice review you have made, just drop me an email first to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, waiting for your email =)
Ummmmm, so many things on that table there to enjoy!
My subscription to Edible Garden is bearing it's fruits! What a feast to the eyes, last thing before going to sleep:) Each item looked tempting (and I can't fathom how you take such perfect photos with a mobile camera!) – however I am most curious to taste the sri lankan crab and the ginger fish. The sight of a whole fish, with head, also adds an extra kick to my appetite:)
Keep these coming!
Rosh – hehe yeah 😀
Suhel – I knew you would approve! About the pics, come on, they are far from perfect! The Nexus One has a 5mp camera which helps I guess. Although using the flash gives horrible glare to the pics, its a good-to-have feature. I haven't used flash in these pics, the restaurant was well lit since it wasn't "fancy" 🙂
Dr Roshan R
damn, that looks good.. though i doubt i can eat that hong kong fish either.. looks like its just placed in the plate straight from the sea !!!
wow!Delicious! what a feast!
Great feast if you like Seafood, all the dishes look yummy.