Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Shun Feng Crayfish Delight : standard is not consistent

Daniel, 39 and Willy, 38, started this hawker stall in April 2017 at a coffee shop near Khatib MRT station. Crystal Crayfish Delight at $6 and $10 is their signature item and it consists of dory fish, tofu and handmade meatballs.

I went back twice in a week. The first visit was on a weekday and the second one was a Saturday. On the second visit, I was informed that the $10 portion is not available when ordering. And so, if I want a bigger portion, I would have to order 2 of the $6 portion. It puzzled me as I could not see the logic behind this other than the motivation is kind of profit-minded and to possibly maximise the earnings during lunch on a Saturday when the queue was rather long. The long queue was likely caused by their slowness in cooking. The $10 portion was available during my first visit though and that was on a weekday at about 2 pm when there was just another customer right in front of me.

The standard is not quite consistent as well, the soup was better the first time that I tried but it was kind of diluted on the second visit. The crayfish did not taste too fresh when I came to take away the first time, the meat was a bit too mushy and soft but it fared much better during the second visit, the meat was firmer this time.

Those meatballs are handmade with a mix of dried sole fish and sliced mushroom for a distinct flavor. The stock is made of the old mother hen, chicken feet, pork bones and other secret ingredients then boiled for about 4 hours till it is milky white. 

You could choose to have it with rice or horfun. The horfun  is actually thin rice noodles tossed in dark soya sauce then served with fried shallots. I would think rice is a better option as the horfun did not go too well with the seafood soup.

Overall, it was not bad but its standard is still far from Yan Ji Seafood Soup at Woodlands Centre Road Food Centre, which is still the best. 

Block 848 Yishun Street 81 SINGAPORE 760848
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 12.00 am (Daily)

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