When a good friend recommended dinner on a floating restaurant, I signed up without hesitation! We city dwellers are suckers for unconventional stuff like these. Call ahead for a table (there are only 4) and boat transfers (payable) from Changi Ferry Point. We took off just before six in the evening and caught a glimpse of the beautiful sunset on board. The family-run Uncle Tan Kelong Restaurant is as wholesome as you can get. Upon arriving, we hopped on the floating woodenplatforms and into what appears to be the Tan’s simple living area filled with the same basics you’ll find in any flat, albeit a bit more retro! TV, couch, refrigerator, photographs on the wall and Mrs Tan herself, propped on her favorite chair soaking in her daily evening Chinese drama. A small kitchen follows… it did not look promising 😥… but alas, it cooked up a storm and a tableful of fresh seafood done in every method possible! This is no frills dining… but the Tans are cool with whatever you decide to BYO! So we brought our own wines, wine glasses, Colas, table cloths, candlelight and even music! Be prepared to wait a little bit for your food… I did say it was a small kitchen! It was a full house 😀 but we were lucky to snag a table by the edge. The humid evening did not dampen our spirits though we silently wished we had also brought along a fan 😁!
The food at Uncle Tan’s were reasonably well cooked..can’t say I was blown away. Some I’d definitely order again (read- Steamed fish, Fried Calamari!) and some, perhaps not. But what an awesome experience! I won’t take the next boat out to Uncle Tan’s tomorrow…but it will be at the top of my list on where to bring my guests from outta town!
Watch the sun set before tucking in to dinner!
Uncle Tan Kelong @ 12 Pulau Ubin Singapore 534667 Phone: 8142-2223.
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