Restaurant Roland Restaurant Proprietary Limited 89 Marine Parade Central # 06 - 750 Singapore 440089 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Roland Restaurant: is special ?
Operated by the son of the chef who invited Singapore's famous chilli crab, Roland Restaurant continues to deliver the Cantonese favourites that it became famous for. Roland Seafood Restaurant remains highly popular not only because it is known as the creator of chilli crab, Singapore’s National dish, but also because the food is good and reasonably-priced.
Must try dishes:
Despite its name, chili crab is not a very spicy dish. The crabs are cooked with thick tomato and chilli based gravy and usually eaten with fried ‘man-tou” (fried buns).
Black sauce prawns
Crispy baby squid.
Honey tangy fish
Bamboo clams in special sauce.
How to get to Roland Restaurant:?
You can get there by bus
- The Best Chili Crab in Singapore
- Excellent Chili Crabs!
- Great food for a reasonable price
- Old style chinese restaurant.
- Great seafood in town!
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Roland Restaurant Proprietary Limited 89 Marine Parade Central # 06 - 750 Singapore 440089
Tips for you
My family went there to celebrate my mother's birthday in late May 2015. We had 2 tables and set menu for dinner. While waiting for everyone to turn up, we asked a waitress whether the kitchen uses peanut oil as 2 of my children have peanut allergy. She referred us to a captain (wore a suit/jacket) who was very sure that peanut oil is used. He even recount an incident where a diner had allergy reaction after eating some food! Hence, we were advised to buy food from nearby hawker centre for our children. After about 20 to 30 min later, my brother-in-law came to know about it and asked the manager. The manager was rather sure no peanut oil was used. However, after we quoted the captain, he went into the kitchen to verify with the chefs. It turned out that only vegetable oil is used. By this time, we had bought 2 packets of food from the hawker centre for our children. The captain could have taken the initiative to verify with his manager or chefs. If this incident had not happened, our experience at the restaurant would have been better. The food was quite tasty.
The Mother of all chili crabs, I just had to give it a try. I wouldn't say it's the best I've had, but it is definitely one of the best! Their gravy is known to be more tomato-based. I like how I could just drink up the gravy, though I thought it was a bit too bland for the crab. The crab was definitely very fresh. The stir-fry frog with spring onions is pretty good as well. Their pricing is more towards the high side (esp the crab), so will only come here on special occasions.
Where to get good chili crabs??? Whenever family members or friends ask us about Chili Crabs, we'll unanimously agree - Roland! We love bringing our families here to satisfy our crab cravings. Because it's that good, we'll usually call in advance to make a reservation and let them know what we'll order to ensure we have the seafood we ordered. Despite the location, my family will drive all the way/take public transport to the East to have our feast. What we enjoy and usually order? Chili crab, Crab with Bee Hoon soup (my mother-in-law loves this), fried mantous, fried soon hock (my dad loves this), crispy baby squid, clams, homemade tofu and spinach with egg 3-ways. Their pork ribs are good too - soft and succulent! What we appreciate? The friendly and efficient staff. You'll usually find the boss and his son at work during weekends. This shows their dedication to their business and customers. One of our crabs did not arrive even came after we finished our dinner and so we alerted the boss, who personally went to the kitchen to check! He came back to our table to see if everything was alright. Good service even from their elderly staff - they are always happy to take our family photos after a good meal. I'll definitely recommend Roland to anyone who is looking for good and reasonably priced crabs :D Looking forward to my next visit!
Come here to try their Chili Crab and they claim themselves the inventor of this dish. Not bad, and remember to order steamed bun as well to clear the tasty chilli sauce.