Monday, December 17, 2007

Roland's Restaurant

Black pepper crab, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

One last nice meal before I head for the hospital for delivery. So, black pepper crab and we didn't want any place where we'd have to queue or endure rudeness. Roland's Restaurant at Marine Parade is pretty safe. We shared one meaty and sweet Sri Lankan crab (about $38/kg) and it came drenched in lots of coarse peppery sauce. Underneath that shell was a ton of roe! Which I'm normally not fond of. But here, I found that it paired well with the sauce and ate almost half of it. Some good "wok hei" kept the crab hot for a long time too.

I love fish maw so it was a treat to have this soup. Nice, warm and comforting but it needed a fair bit of vinegar and pepper to accentuate its flavours. Lovely crunchy texture from the sliced wood fungus.

Stir-fried mixed vegetables, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Healthy vegetable and mushroom mix to round off the meal. This is the first time I'm seeing snow fungus (which I adore) in a vegetable stir-fry. I liked the bai ling mushroom too - they're delicately crunchy, kinda like a vegetarian fish maw. All very light and delicious. Went very well with rice (good quality rice here too).

Nice meal for $66 after pickles, towels, tea, service charge and GST. We had the "pleasure" of being seated right outside a private room with non-stop karaoke. I think they brought on more contractions for me! lol

Block 89 Marine Parade Central
Tel: 6440-8205


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