Famous Johor Bahru grilled seafood eatery Pontian MeiGui BBQ opens in Singapore with stingray, slipper lobsters & more from S$5

by Christabel Tan

As much as we love getting our fix of good and affordable eats in Johor Bahru, there are times when we simply don’t feel like travelling across the border.

The good news is that many popular stalls from Malaysia have set up shop on our shores, and that’s where Pontian MeiGui BBQ (玫瑰海鲜园) comes in.

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You no longer need to make that 47-minute drive from Tuas Checkpoint, as the famous eatery best known for their freshly grilled seafood BBQ has opened in a coffee shop in Geylang, just five minutes from Aljunied MRT Station.

Photo: MeiGui BBQ

The ordering process is fairly straightforward: choose your fish, shellfish and/or veggies, followed by your desired portion size (from 100g), and how you’d like ’em prepared — boiled or grilled with sambal or butter.

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It seems as though everyone orders the Stingray with Sambal (from S$5 for 100g), which comes generously slathered in super shiok housemade sambal. You’re highly recommended to enjoy it dipped in cincalok (fermented shrimp sauce), with a squeeze of calamansi and a side of White Rice (S$0.50).

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Other varieties of fish include the likes of Indian Threadfin (from S$5 for 100g), Red Snapper (from S$5 for 100g), Black Pomfret (from S$5.50 for 100g), Halibut (from S$5 for 100g), Pompano (from S$5 for 100g), and so much more.

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Take your pick from the assortment from shellfish like Prawns (from S$5 for 100g), Slipper Lobster (from S$5 for 100g), Siput Gong Gong (from S$8 for 350g), Cockles (from S$9 for 350g), and Clams (from S$8 for 350g) — we hear the Butter Lala (clams) is the real deal.

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And of course, no hearty BBQ meal is complete without add-ons like Sotong (S$10), which comes with free Lady’s Finger (S$6 for a la carte) and the option of topping up for Petai (+S$3).

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Orders can be placed beforehand via Whatsapp. Otherwise, be prepared to wait, especially during peak hour.

Savouring Malaysian seafood BBQ at reasonable prices without the travel time — what’s not to like?

Pontian MeiGui BBQ (玫瑰海鲜园)
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