Louisiana-style seafood joint The Boiler celebrates its fourth anniversary and unveils its second outlet at the Esplanade Mall.
Fans of The Boiler’s Cajun seafood boil will be pleased to know that the restaurant recently unveiled its second outlet, offering the same delectable selection of seafood boiled with Cajun spices and flavours that is served at its Tai Seng branch.
With the new location boasting a comfy and casual al fresco bar and an air-conditioned main dining hall, diners can choose their ideal setting for their finger-licking feast and a beverage (or two) of their choice.
The Bombdiggity Bag ($149, feeds a party of four) is the signature item on the menu comprising a Dungeness or seasonal crab (900 to 950g), a good mix of prawns, mussels, clams, sausages and corn on the cob; all delicately seasoned and cooked to perfection before being tossed together in a sauce of your choice. Served in a big bag alongside crispy fried mantou, the seafood is poured across a wax-paper lined table for a communal feast to be enjoyed with your hands. Of course, diners can request to keep everything in the bag for a tidier experience, and they can also request for a set of cutlery or gloves if they aren’t up for getting their hands covered in sauce.
All seafood combos come with a choice of sauce such as Garlic Butter, Peppa’ butter and The Works, Boiler’s signature sauce. For those who prefer more adventurous flavours, be sure to try one of their unique seasonal sauces such as Sambal, Laksa, or Tamarind. Our top pick is the Boiler’s signature sauce, prepared with a unique blend of 11 Asian and Cajun spices, garlic and butter. The sauce is also offered in different spice levels—mild, medium or ragin’ hot.
Apart from seafood, The Boiler also serves excellent meat and vegetable dishes such as St. Louis-style ribs ($15.90 for 1/3 rack, $26.90 for 2/3 rack) with hickory smoked BBQ sauce, Iberico pork ($11.90) with homemade spices and pickled vegetables, and grilled sweet pearl corn ($2.50 per piece) with honey butter and Parmesan cheese.
Order a selection of starters and sides to go along with your mains, such as the fried oysters ($13.90), or the handmade Louisiana jumbo crab cakes ($17.90) with kimchi remoulade. Save some space for their decadent desserts as well, but if you only have space for one, we highly recommend the Boiler’s signature fried sweet caramel banana and Mao Shan Wang durian fritters ($10.90) served with salted gula melaka toffee.
Wash it all down with a refreshing tipple—there’s plenty to choose from their fully stocked bar including whiskies, wines, beers, and interesting cocktails; like the Beerita ($11.90), a refreshing cocktail topped with an ice-cold bottle of Corona.
#01-13A Annexe Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6909 3435