Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BYO wines to Sin Hoi Sai eating house

Found another place which has a corkage free BYO wine policy. It’s a Chinese seafood place called Sin Hoi Sai Eating House, #01-59, 55 Tiong Bahru Road (Tel: 62230810). Its coffee-shop style, laid-back, non-aircon ambience here and the great thing is it’s opened till early morning. So it becomes an ideal option if you crave for a late, late, late dinner.

They do provide wine glasses but for those particular on shapes and sizes, I’ll recommend you to bring along glassware you prefer. They have large tanks from which you can choose your crabs, shells and clamps; makes a lovely visual treat. The menu is sufficiently comprehensive and you can indulge in an array of dishes.

I tried the chilli crab, fried mee goring and clams; all tastefully done though the prices ain’t exactly the cheapest in town. I must say the portions are large and it is advisable to go as a group if you intend to try a few dishes.

I would recommend off-dry sparkling wines like moscato d’asti (Villa M can be easily bought at Denise wine outlets) or slightly off-dry white wine like traminer-reisling blends (Rosemount Estate from Australia makes this blend which can be easily bought from supermarkets). These will go well with chilli and/or spicy based dishes. Another white wine option would be a spatlese or auslese level Rieslings from Germany.

Alternatively bring along a Lambrusco, cremant or sparkling rose; but given a choice, I would lean towards an off-dry style most time. Happy dining!

Note to readers: It’s always good to give the establishment a ring and reconfirm its BYO policy before heading down; things in life have an impulse to change :)

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