Friday, November 6, 2009

Ee Cuisine @ Eastin Hotel

With the season for Shanghai hairy crabs upon us again (time flies!), we headed to Ee Cuisine for our annual fix of these scrumptious crustaceans.

Almost too adorable to eat! But when has that ever stopped us?

As good as ever: large amounts of creamy, flavourful roe, combined with the sweetest of freshwater flesh.

Double-boiled shark bone soup with fish maw. Too much pepper and too few actual ingredients resulted in an unsatisfying soup.

Pork knuckle with sea cucumber. Too bony and tedious to properly enjoy.

Wok-fried river prawn with superior stock and salted egg yolk. Basically like sang har meen without the noodles. Not outstanding, but we still slurped up the sinful broth.

Braised ox tendon and stomach in tau chiew sauce. Meaty and hearty, but the sauce tasted too similar to the pork knuckle one.

Ee Chinese Cuisine,
Eastin Hotel.
Tel: 7665-1111


  1. Hmm..somehow food outlets at the Eastin is not very famous hor?
    Or it is due to their almost non existence marketing campaign?

  2. tng: i think it's one of those places that people take for granted, since it's been around for so many years. anyway the food here is OK only :D

  3. the claypots looks the SAME too..

    i had the dim sum awhile ago, ok wor..quiet too..

  4. joe: yeah, struggled to finish both in the end.
    i guess it's an ok place for a quiet lunch/dinner with not-too-high expectations for the food...

  5. as far as I concerned, Eastin Hotel is normally packed during weekdays and empty on weekends (that explains why the hotel rate is so expensive during weekdays)
    I'm getting my hairy crab fix soon too! Can't miss out on this once a year occasion :)
    If you like fish maw, go to Ah Yat Abalone Forum in Section 13!

  6. leo: actually yeah, now that u mentioned it, i realized the rest of the hotel was quite busy on that weekday evening, especially the coffee house.
    heh, only a few more weeks of hairy crab to go!
    nah, not a fan of fish maw, but it's just that the soup was lacking substance...

  7. Ooohh.. Hairy crab.. Drool.. Me know what me is gonna eat this weekend !

  8. lil: no rush, you still have until the end of the month! :D