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May 27, 2006 01:12 AM

Pioneer, Safra Club at Mt Faber, Telok Blangah, Singapore

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Highlight was a pepper crab, very fresh, extremely sweet crab meat. Good peppery sauce, a balance of sweetness and heat (very mildly spicy by local standards).

Pleasant melon and pork soup.

Lovely steamed razor clams, topped generously with garlic and scallions.

Lemongrass, chilli and other spices play into the steamed fish (impeccable steaming, very fresh, likely from the tank) with "thai" flavour. Another sauce with a pleasant balance of sweetness and mild heat.

Perfect broccoli with mushrooms, in a dark mushroomy sauce.

Good taro "mud" with gingko nuts and pumpkin, appropriately paired with a iron goddess of mercy (tieguanyin) tea.

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  1. I ate here last year with my cousin and her family (they live in Telok Blangah). We also had the pepper crab which was one of the better ones I've had, but my cousin's husband asked them to make all the food spicy, so it had a nice kick.

    We also ordered the thai style fish, which I didn't eat but everyone else loved. We also had some spicy fried prawns with lots of garlicy chilli sauce -- something like a chilli crab sauce.