Dean's Cafe is a 'tze-char' food stall along Toh Guan Road. It is best known for its seafood dishes and house specialties including its Crab Bee Hoon and Chai Poh Hor Fun. It was previously featured in Channel 8's Sizzling Wok.
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I went there with relatively high expectations, but I did not expect to be let down as much as I was. We went there to celebrate my grandma's birthday dinner last night and ordered a good number of dishes. They were not well-executed, to say the least.
We ordered the spinach with century egg and this was probably one of the worst renditions of the dish I've ever had. The spinach was really hard and tough-it wasn't cooked long enough while the broth was insipid. At least the century egg was decent.
Their steamed fish on the other hand, was undoubtedly, the worst steamed fish I've ever eaten. The fish was rubbery and tough (like the spinach) while the sauce was just bland. The chilli crab was another disaster. The crab sauce just wasn't spicy or even tasteful enough. As for the man tous, well, if you like them soft, which is definitely not how they should be, then by all means go for them. And if you don't like your fried duck succulent, crispy and or even tasting like duck but cardboard, then please, you just have to try their's. You'll probably never find it anywhere else.
The crab bee hoon was okay- definitely nothing worth raving about-and the prawn paste chicken was just ordinary.
I did enjoy the chai poh hor fun and the cereal prawns though. The cereal was especially well seasoned and complemented the crispy prawns very well while the chai poh hor fun was lip-smacking.
Service was bad, the servers were curt and rude and didn't seem like they'll accept no for an answer.