Uncle Leong Signatures at Waterway Point is the latest addition as at May 2016 to the Uncle Leong Seafood restaurants chain. This is the first of their restaurants to be in a shopping mall of a dense neighbourhood. Uncle Leong Signatures captures the essence of all three outlets, serving the very best of the best from their menu. Uncle Leong Seafood restaurant has a humbling beginning. It was found in a coffee shop located in Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood and have since expanded with various location.
At Uncle Leong Signatures outlet, its objective is to create a more western vibes, resembling a cafe for a more comfortable ambience. As such the menu offers a one size dish with no small, medium or large sizes. And it indicates its pricing for all dishes. Diners won’t have to worry about what the exact dollar value what the seasonal price would be which is the norm at all Seafood restaurant.
At Uncle Leong Signatures, it serves a variety of as much as 2 dozen of crab dishes with its signatures being the Shimmering Sand Crab 金沙螃蟹 and ‘Chili Crab’ Hong Kong Style Typhoon Shelter Crab 避风塘螃蟹. Each crab is priced at $70 and weighs around 700g to 900g. We tried the former and all eight at the table gave 2 thumbs up each. The sauce is made of rich creamy butter, white pepper and fried oats covered the shell of the crab.
Uncle Leong Signatures plans to introduce several new dishes. The first new creation is the Signatures Curry Crab which will be on its new menu in June 2016. This dish has a typical India curry flavour. It is great for the curry fan who love their Indian cuisines.
The next new dish that will be on Uncle Leong Signatures new menu is the Pan Fried Prawns in Tomato Soya Sauce 干煎虾禄 ($19.90). The flavour reminds me of my Grandmother’s stirred fried prawns in tomato sauce. I am sure my family would reminisce of my Grandmother wonderful home cooked dish when savouring this lovely dish.
Commonly seen is the Cereal prawn but at Uncle Leong Signature, they came up with a chicken version, the Cereal Chicken 麦片鸡 ($16.90). A dish which you must eat it while it is hot. I am sure cereal fan would fall in love with the chicken version too.
XO Sauce is commonly used in seafood restaurant for various dishes, at this seafood restaurant, they are offering the XO Sauce with Scallops XO 酱带子 ($19.90). The fresh scallops was in excellent combination with their XO Sauce.
Crispy Milk Granules Marble Goby 奶沙顺壳 ($48) is a deep fried dish, and it is spiced up a little in the sauce. The fish was fresh and the timing of the frying was perfect resulting in a good exterior crisp and soft interior. One of my favourite dish at the dinner.
Nescafe Pork Ribs 传统咖啡排骨 ($16.90) is one other dish I adore in terms of its flavour. For non-coffee drinker, you need not worry about its taste. There isn’t the typical coffee aroma, instead it tasted more like a sweet and sour pork with the tomato flavour absence. The marinate is strong and permeate throughout the ribs meat. Though some of the ribs are dominated with fats.
After having so much of meat, time for some Tofu and vegetables, Treasure Box Beancurd 宝盒豆腐 ($16.90) is a good option. The seafood restaurant uses the egg beancurd, deep fried it and dug a hole in the centre to hold the diced seafood.
The Twins Taste Kai Lan 双味芥兰 ($15.90) is one of the 6 Chef’s recommendation. On the plate, one side is with poached Kai Lan with small dried fish and shallot, while the other side is deep fried and topped with meat floss.
Father’s Day Promotion
With Father’s Day approaching, Uncle Leong Signature is celebrating this special occasion by offering 3 HERO menus for the guests to choose from. These 2 set menus are avialable from First is the Feasting with our Hero, Dad! In this menu, dishes will include the Fried Garlic Cheesy Crab, Crab Shark Fin Soup, Indonesian Fried Marble Goby, Soy Sauce Baked Prawns, XO Sauce Assorted Clams, Nescafe Pork Ribs, Fragrance Longan Sea Coconut. Priced at $338++ for up to 7 pax.
The second menu is the Indulge yourself, Dad, our HERO! which includes the signature Chilli Crab, Butter Cheesy Crab, Dried Scallops Crab Shark Fin Soup, Hong Kong Steamed Red Garoupa, Twin Taste Prawns, Herbal Cuisine Chicken, XO Sauce Assorted Clams, Crab Meat Fragrance Fried Rice and Yam Paste. Price at $588++ for up to 10 pax.
Last, the The Grand Hero Spread! which includes the Shimmering Sand Crab, Signature Curry Crab, Salted Egg Crab, Braised Abalone with Mushroom, Red Garoupa with Steamed Chye Poh, Soy Sauce Baked Prawns, Herbal Cuisine Chicken, Twin Taste Kai Lan, Guinness Pork Ribs, XO Sauce Assorted Clams and Yam Paste. Priced at $888++ for up to 14 pax.
Uncle Leong Signatures Restaurant serves relatively high standard and quality dishes. This is certainly a great addition for residents in Punggol and those living nearby. And they offer some super value set menu during lunch too, starting from $98.
Uncle Leong Signatures Restaurant
83 Punggol Central, #B1-21 Waterway Point East Wing, Singapore 828761
Daily 1100 to 2300
- North East line – Punggol station
- alight at Punggol Temp Int 3, 34, 43, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 85X, 119, 136