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This week our foodie friend, food writer & co-author of Singapore food guide Eat. muse. Love. Toh Mu Qin, shares with us one of her favourite places for zi char with her family. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Tampines, the rustic vibe of Good Year Seafood Village has been described as a “mini Johor” and is a great place for classics like Fresh Assam Fish Head & Black Pepper Crab.
In particular, the black pepper crab stands out for Mu Qin, especially since she’s not a huge fan of this messy delicacy. For Good Year though, she makes the exception because of the sauce – a generous, thick, slathering of the peppery glaze with puddles to spare makes sure the crab is not too dry and the tasty sauce packs a heady kick, yet is nicely balanced. It’s the perfect, get-your-hands-dirty dish to share with loved ones!
As for the above-mentioned Assam Fish Head, Mu Qin’s parents have fallen in love with the spicy, tangy gravy with a hint of sweetness. It’s a great dish to get the taste buds going and best eaten with lots of white rice.
Be sure to order Cantonese-style scrambled eggs, dry-fried string beans as well as their Pontian Bak Kut Teh, which is not the peppery kind, but is pleasantly herbal.
Free parking, charming laid-back kampung ambience and delicious food make for the trek east to Good Year well worth it!
Good Year Seafood Village
15 Tampines Avenue, S529788
Open Daily: 11am – 2pm, 5 – 11pm
Tel: 6583 9515