The Boiler @ Howard Road
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February 06, 2021
One of the most notable things about The Boiler is that it unassumingly strives for just one thing and one thing only: to offer the most wonderful seafood boil experience by serving only the freshest seafood, hand-picking every complementing spice and ingredient, and fostering a communal ambiance.
There is nothing unassuming about The Boiler’s roots either—it was 2008, a banker was in Los Angeles having seafood boil for the first time, and the experience was so exceptional that he left the bank to put up a seafood boil restaurant in Singapore. His efforts were rewarded in 2015 when The Boiler received the recognition “Best Seafood Boil in Singapore” by The Straits Times SoShiok.
- Local and Western spices: The star of any show is able to shine because of its supporting characters, and in the magnificent show of a good seafood boil, the playful harmony of spices masterfully accentuates live, fresh seafood. The Boiler’s secret spice blend is a fusion of 11 Asian and American spices and ingredients that the owner hand-picks and packs each night.
- Premium and Specialty Sets: The Boiler’s premium and speciality sets are the most festive way to sample the best on their menu—from starters that include crab cakes, wings, and fried oysters to speciality seafood boil that is composed of live Dungeness crab, live Boston lobster, prawns, mussels, clams, smoked sausage, pearl sweet corn, and buns, and right down to dessert.
- Craft and draft beer: What pairs well with sumptuous seafood boil? A cold mug (or two or three) of good beer. The Boiler offers an assortment of craft and draft beer including Stone IPA, one of the best-selling IPAs in the world for its gorgeous blend of tropical, citrusy, and piney flavors and aromas.
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MENU: There’s more to love on The Boiler’s menu than just mouthwatering seafood boil. The menu is generally inspired by Louisiana soul food where you will find starters such as spicy wings, jumbo crab cakes (paired with kimchi remoulade for an Asian touch), and fried oysters. It also has a touch of Asian influence—teriyaki chicken karaage don with onsen egg and miso-dijon salmon in its mains selection. They also offer an assortment of pasta, salad, and desserts.
- Bombdiggity Bag with Sauce of the Month (sharing for 4, S$159)
- Signature Haddock Fish & Chips (S$17.90)
- The Boiler’s Ultimate Burger (S$15.90)
- Chocolate Molten Lava Cake (S$11.90)
LOOK & FEEL: The most important fixture in The Boiler @ Howard Road is every sturdy wooden dining table that bears the grunt of each pound of the seafood mallet. With huge glass windows and industrial metal accents, The Boiler’s ambience focuses rather on the festive dining experience than on fancy fixtures and interiors.
AVERAGE PRICE/PAX: S$70
NOTE: Watch out for their “Sauce of the Month” for a wonderful explosion of surprising flavors.
- Buses: 28, 62, 70, 8, 80, 90 (4-min walk from Macpherson Road bus stop)
- Nearest MRT station: Tai Seng (CC11)
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