Affordable seafood soup can hardly go out of trend. We want the good stuff and if prices go below our expectations, that place is going to be a hit. Throw in images of brimming ingredients and big names like ‘lobsters’, our sense would be perked up and our legs ready for the next food outing.
The north part of Singapore is no longer a sad zone. We have tons of coffee shops and ulu standalone outlets that need some venturing into. Having lived in the north side as long as my memory serves and with a car that can drive me to the ends of Singapore, I am hardly 80 percent done.
Shun Feng Crayfish Delight is one of those outlets that opened some time ago near Khatib MRT. Located within Broadway Coffee Shop, all the stalls were decked in vibrant sign boards and greeted us warmly with enticing food photos.
Shun Feng Crayfish Delight is right smacked at Stall 5, bearing a list of seafood bowls that point at modern creations. Instead of your usual fishball soups or prawn mee, Shun Feng Crayfish Delight adds in premium ingredients such as lobster, crayfish and abalone slices.
Prices start from $6 for a bowl of Crystal Prawn Delight; make it $7 for a change to Crayfish, Mackerel or Abalone slices; or pamper your tastebud with a bowl of Red Grouper Slices at $8. Savour the signature Brazilian Spiny Lobster at $10 or up it to $18. If you are feeling generous, call for more add-ons.
I would suggest to save those extra coins for a $2/$3 shot of Martell or Hennesy. Worried about being labelled as an alcoholic in broad daylight? Don’t be bothered by it, because even my non-alcohol drinking friend agreed that the addition of liquor into your seafood soup definitely elevate the taste well enough for a second round.
My favourite of the lot was the Crayfish Seafood Soup which came with two halves of a Crayfish, Minced Meat cubes and Dory which we swop for Red Grouper.
The Red Grouper was a good fish and I was glad it turned out to be nice and tender. Crayfish needed a little tug for them to leave their shells and were fortunately not as chewy.
If you are expecting seafood-ish broth for this bowl and the others, be prepared for something a little more unique. Shun Feng Crayfish Delight version of the soup gravitated towards a meaty taste with a subtle hint of sweetness. I thought it was different from the usual seafood soup I had.
This is where the effect of the liquor kicks in. Personally, I prefer seafood soup with a natural light sweetness and freshness. The additional shot of liquor apparently made wonders to the overall taste. Somehow, the finishing taste became more forgiving – palatable and easy-drinking.
Add $0.50 for a bowl of Crystal Hor Fan – savoury and packs a punch.
It is unusual to see a stall offering liquor as add-ons for your meal. Shun Feng Crayfish Delight has an interesting concept and you might just want to give it a shot.
Shun Feng Crayfish Delight
Blk 848 Yishun Street 81, Broadway Coffee Shop,
Stall 5, Singapore 760848
(3mins walk from Khatib MRT, behind NTUC)
Daily: 10:30AM – 11:30PM
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