Tuesday, September 2, 2008

IT'S MARTINI TIME -JUMBO Seafood @ NSRCC



Martini is having a ball of a time as we threw a banquet at the Jumbo Seafood @ NSRCC with a table for 15 diners. Thanks to Jojo, no it cannot be lunch buffet at Roxy Hotel again or Chef Kang, not good enough and why must be with such grandeur and upmarket at a famous seafood restaurant chain but located at a countryclub, then one would ask.

Reason is simple cos Remy Martin belongs to a house of exclusive fine Champagne cognac and we are referring to a recognised brand with a taste for more refined lifestyles, so the choice is obvious.
From the tall window, one can have a sweeping view of golfers doing their swings on the well-lawned green turfs whilst diners can take a breather whilst they dig in the creations of Jumbo chefs that every morsel of food was well tucked in save for a Bishop's nose (chicken backside) as the "Sebas" guy's complexion is already pearl smooth after years and years of eating this.Reason is simple cos Remy Martin belongs to a house of exclusive fine Champagne cognac and we are referring to a recognised brand with a taste for more refined lifestyles, so the choice is obvious.From the tall window, one can have a sweeping view of golfers doing their swings on the well-lawned green turfs whilst diners can take a breather whilst they dig in the creations of Jumbo chefs that every morsel of food was well tucked in save for a Bishop's nose (chicken backside) as the "Sebas" guy's complexion is already pearl smooth after years and years of eating this.10 Changi Coast Walk SAFRA ResortSingapore 499739Tel: 6552-3435Fax: 6214-0321This is our spread of good food and every dish so temptingly appetising:
1 Cold Dish "Jumbo Petite Four Appetiser"Chilled Marinated JellyfishCrispy Fried Baby SquidNonya Long Beans with Schredded DuckFresh scallop wrapped in crispy soft yam ring2 Steamed Fresh Prawns3 Signature Egg Tofu with spread of spinach4 Sharkfin Soup5 Deep Fried Chicken6 Nonya style Deep Fried Fish7 Fried Rice with XO sauce8 Fruits Platter9 Since mooncake festival is around the corner, we have two small plates of snowskin and orginal baked mooncakes to savour. However the sampling did not draw us to get anything.This is our spread of good food and every dish so temptingly appetising:1 Cold Dish "Jumbo Petite Four Appetiser"Chilled Marinated JellyfishCrispy Fried Baby SquidNonya Long Beans with Schredded DuckFresh scallop wrapped in crispy soft yam ring2 Steamed Fresh Prawns3 Signature Egg Tofu with spread of spinach4 Sharkfin Soup5 Deep Fried Chicken6 Nonya style Deep Fried Fish7 Fried Rice with XO sauce8 Fruits Platter9 Since mooncake festival is around the corner, we have two small plates of snowskin and orginal baked mooncakes to savour. However the sampling did not draw us to get anything.1 Cold Dish "Jumbo Petite Four Appetiser"Chilled Marinated JellyfishCrispy Fried Baby SquidNonya Long Beans with Schredded DuckFresh scallop wrapped in crispy soft yam ring2 Steamed Fresh Prawns3 Signature Egg Tofu with spread of spinach4 Sharkfin Soup5 Deep Fried Chicken6 Nonya style Deep Fried Fish7 Fried Rice with XO sauce8 Fruits Platter9 Since mooncake festival is around the corner, we have two small plates of snowskin and orginal baked mooncakes to savour. However the sampling did not draw us to get anything.You can hear the crunch when you bite on the flaky skin of yam paste which is so crispy yet the scallop embedded in it is so fresh and soft and sweet and this makes this dish truly and artpiece. to savourThe pot of Sharkfin Soup serves more than 15 diners and some had second helpings of this delicacy which we dont get to take so often, only on Martini days for eg.I think I can replicate this dish which is Jumbo signature dish of Egg Tofu with crispy spread of finely chopped spinach. You can mix 6 eggs with soya bean drink and add seasonings; the tray of mixture is thensteamed till cooked. Cut into pieces and coat each with flour before you deep fried with that layer of spinach on top; Add in the gravy with mixture of mushrooms and ta da......The Nonya paste that was poured over the Deep Fried Fish (very crispy and fresh) is also assam-ed and it becomes such a appetising dish even when you are already full.The fingers that caught the Prawn also has the chopsticks to hold it from slipping away; Oh Martini trying to show his catch off from the plateThe fingers that caught the Prawn also has the chopsticks to hold it from slipping away; Oh Martini trying to show his catch off from the plateDeep Fried Chicken is average only and not as flavourful as some others which I have tried but remember the Bishop's nose is the hardest to please anyone so it was left untouched.There's Champagne on the Snowskin Mooncake , no durians though
You help me, I help you or was was there some snatching here, dont fight over your food, ok.Focus and Concentration is the keyword here whilst eatingjust as Dato Loy was as focussed in making the LOYTAPE brand of scotchtape a success and a housebrand in Malaysia.I realised this is widest hand span for a table of 15, no problem with grabbing his food from the big table.You just cannot be ready for their surprises! Action, Roll, I said ! Actors, did I say that........It's a BLUE Day....



Conclusion:Besides the tranquil settings of a countryclub dining experience, the excellent meal, it's the wonderful and great company that makes this Martini's Day the most memorable moment for all to go back with lasting impressions.

Conclusion:Besides the tranquil settings of a countryclub dining experience, the excellent meal, it's the wonderful and great company that makes this Martini's Day the most memorable moment for all to go back with lasting impressions.
Conclusion:Besides the tranquil settings of a countryclub dining experience, the excellent meal, it's the wonderful and great company that makes this Martini's Day the most memorable moment for all to go back with lasting impressions.
Conclusion:Besides the tranquil settings of a countryclub dining experience, the excellent meal, it's the wonderful and great company that makes this Martini's Day the most memorable moment for all to go back with lasting impressions.
Conclusion:Besides the tranquil settings of a countryclub dining experience, the excellent meal, it's the wonderful and great company that makes this Martini's Day the most memorable moment for all to go back with lasting impressions.



2nd September 2008
Jumbo Seafood @ NSRCC
Lunch 11:30– 2:30pm Dinner: 6:00– 10:15pm


Jumbo Seafood chain was founded in 1987 and first setup shop at the popular East Coast Seafood Centre. It's famous for it's Sri Lankan crabs and corporate clients and tourists formed a huge clientele that continued to stream into Jumbo restaurant there every night.

Jumbo Seafood at SAFRA Resort is a distance from where we came from but nonetheless, good food is always a draw to any foodie who will make their way anywhere for it. The restaurant is nestled in a country club with such tranquil setting.
Lunch Menu was already prebooked for by Jojo and this saves us from using extra braincell during lunch to think what to order as we just wanted to sit back and enjoy the company and the mouth-watering food.



The Appetiser makes up of such refreshing chilled marinated jellyfish which has a tangy taste. The crispy fried baby squid is really tasty, good for going down with a mug of beer.






The steamed Red Prawns are freshly caught from the tank and are so fresh that when you peel them, the juice is spurting out in any direction, be careful those with white shirts...



Lastly the fruit platter of papayas, watermelons and rockmelons cuts
Wished everyone has enjoyed themselves thoroughly and here's some moments of reflection of the lunch mood during MARTINI's TIME; I simply cannot just talk food and miss talking about the great company we had:








Band of Brothers movie released in 2001; Smile it's Martini day !



Watch the hand from behind....

Counting how many pieces there are again; DOnt forget to leave some for this camera~lady ok?
Sorry so dark with your backdrop light so bright but eh I prefer the backdrop scene better..






4 comments:

cactuskit said...

I like your prawn picture. Very well composed. : )

Melissa said...

oh my, Will gives the impression he has a mini "harem" :)
It was a great gathering. Thanks for organising Jo. It was worth the effort.

Jackson said...

wow... really a great seafood dinner!! slurp***

JENCOOKS said...

Cactuskit, that was nice of you for the comment; yes, playful Martini toying the prawn and I thot I catched that piece of action and glad it turn out nice.

Melissa, we all enjoyed that meal; should have more often? hahaha

Jackson, thanks, you slurped sharkfin soup....must try your cafe one day if I do drop in KL. I heard very high customer service...kekeke

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