TungLok Seafood (Orchard Central)

705 Wishlisted
~$35/pax
What We Love
  • Beyond: 1-for-1 Salmon Sashimi
  • Classic Chinese restaurant ambience
  • Singapore-style seafood dishes
  • Black Pepper Crab with Fresh Peppercorns, Deep-fried Prawns with Wasabi-mayo Sauce, Fresh Norwegian Sashimi

181 Orchard Road
#11-05 Orchard Central
Singapore 238896

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Saturday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
10:00am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Monday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

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Reviews

From the Burpple community

The final savoury course at @tunglokgroup was a smashing sensation, as all the ingredients of the unassuming Braised Rice Vermicelli with Seafood ($24++) were baptised in a scintillatingly seafood-y stock that made this dish a downright delight to devour.⠀

The seafood stock was milky despite the absolute absence of any dairy product in it. Yup, that is all nothing but the bounty of the ocean in there. It’s unbelievably umami and slightly sweet, and the body was stunningly thick despite its unassuming appearance.⠀

The felicitously fresh seafood salmagundi of clams, prawns & squid are poached to perfection, and the vermicelli does a decent job of soaking up that brilliant broth. Every mouthful you take is guaranteed to be bursting with fantastic flavours, and you won’t be able to get enough of that sapid seafood stock.

Thank you for hosting this Eatup, @tunglokgroup & @burpple!

@tunglokgroup original claim to fame is the certified Singaporean classic of chili crab, so it comes as absolutely no surprise that TungLok’s version is one of the quintessential chili crabs in town. If this piquant pic doesn’t get your appetite aroused & your saliva flowing, you’re on the wrong damn insta feed.⠀

Yes, there’s no photoshop here, that Sri Lankan crab is a true behemoth that’s concealing about two metric truckloads of fresh, firm, subtly sweet & salty crabmeat under its hardened exterior. These crabs are colossal, and the chili gravy is equally epic to match. It’s extremely eggy, which makes for a tastefully thick texture that’s essentially a sublimely savoury slurry of sumptuousness.⠀

Unlike the vast majority of chili crab gravies out there, TungLok’s gravy isn’t sweet, but is instead a little sharp to keep this hedonistic dish from becoming surfeiting. I personally enjoyed the little sliver of sharpness from the vinegar that’s been cooked into the chili gravy, which balances out the sweet & savoury and slightly spicy facets of the gravy and the crab perfectly. This slightly sharp, mildly spicy, subtly sweet & unforgettably umami gravy got my palate & salivary glands all fired up and crying with desire.⠀

Of course, not soaking some fantabulous fried mantous in this heavenly gravy is a capital crime in my jurisdiction. However, there’s so much of that glorious gravy that ten mantous weren’t even close to making a dent in that reservoir of gravy. I wanted to grab the entire bowl and guzzle it all, but that would’ve been a bit beyond the pale.⠀

As you all may already know from my previous post, burpple is offering a twenty percent discount off your food bill every Monday to Thursday at TungLok, so there really isn’t any legitimate excuse for you to rob yourself of this compelling chili crab. Discount or nah, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY BLUD!!⠀

I would like to take this time to extend my most sincere gratitude for allowing me the pleasure of consuming this chili crab, @tunglokgroup & @burpple. Love y’all 3000.

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A wedding banquet favourite, their rendition of the Deep-fried Prawn with Wasabi-mayo Sauce ($28++/ a la carte) was a lovely number. Lightly battered, each plump two-bite prawn featured a crisp, juicy crunch. The fresh-tasting prawns were also evenly tossed with the wasabi mayonnaise. A piquant sauce, the charming flavour of Japanese horseradish was distinct yet nicely balanced with the creaminess of the mayo. Perhaps a little rich on its own, with the fried golden batter and coat of mayo, the heap of julienned cucumbers and bits of fresh grapefruit served together certainly helped to brighten as well as counter the heaviness of the dish.

With #burpplebeyond, you can also enjoy one for one deal on the salmon sashimi platter. Or better yet, a twenty percent discount on your total food bill from Mondays to Thursdays!

Thanks Burpple for the invite and TungLok for the warm hospitality!

Of course, at TungLok you have to order their crab. A hunky Dungeness Crab dressed with white pepper sauce, leeks, and fresh peppercorn ($9.80++ per hundred grams); the dish was really tantalizing. I was a little apprehensive at first as I usually dislike pepper sauce and have a generally low tolerance for spice but their rendition was simply lip-smacking. I love that it was not overly saucy and the white pepper flavour was really aromatic without being overpowering. The heat was also mild and the sauce seems to bring out the crustacean’s natural flavours as well as sweetness.

So, bring your family along and with #burpplebeyond, you can enjoy one for one deal on the salmon sashimi platter. Or better yet, a twenty percent discount on your total food bill from Mondays to Thursdays!

Thanks Burpple for the invite and TungLok for the warm hospitality!

For something belly-warming, the stock from their Braised Rice Vermicelli with Seafood ($24++) was like a comforting hug. The umami seafood-y broth was delightfully savoury, deeply flavourful, and slightly tangy. There were also generous amounts of clams and pieces of prawns in the bowl. The slurpy braised rice vermicelli was more al dente than I personally prefer but did a decent job of soaking up the almost-creamy stock. 

With #burpplebeyond, you can enjoy one for one deal on the salmon sashimi platter. Or better yet, a twenty percent discount on your total food bill from Mondays to Thursdays!

Thanks Burpple for the invite and TungLok for the warm hospitality!

What better way to celebrate 2021 and welcome 2022 than with a feast; stuffing ourselves silly with seafood galore at TungLok!

Thiccc cuts of Norwegian salmon to start, the Salmon Sashimi Platter ($22++) was both impressive and fresh!

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