My parents explained that this restaurant has been around for quite some time..
Another special occasion :)
guess who also comes here:
wall of fame
So we ordered:
Butter garlic bamboo clams
Deep Fried Soon Hock (Marble Goby)
Sambal Chilli Kangkong
Triple Cooked Crab Bee Hoon
Verdict: 7/7 of us will definitely return!
1. The bamboo clams can probably be one of my favourite dish! I am not a usual raw garlic lover, but for this dish, what they did was they probably fried the garlic in butter? so it did not have that raw spiciness to the taste, but rather had a buttery fragrance. Complimented the bamboo clams very well. The clams were also not rubbery and too under cooked. I would definitely return for this again! <3
2. Overall all the food was really good here. Butter prawns were very unique as well! different in a good way from the usual types that you come across if you happen to visit a zhi char stall. prawn assessors mentioned they were very fresh and bouncy
3. The crab bee hoon does look bait pale from the picture, but it had that “wok hei” (literal translation: wok fire. To better explain this, it is the same logic as baking an oven dish until it turns golden brown for that ‘additional kick’, similarly in Chinese cooking, where the wok is a dominant tool in kitchen operations, the heat emitted from the open fire when translated into the food. The true test of a Chinese chef master is to be able to capture this ‘burnt’ taste from the wok and yet not literally burn the food till the charred and inedible, in my humble opinion)
4. I wish I had more stomach space for a bowl of rice to accompany the fried fish :) Well executed and thoroughly cooked.
5. Lobster Noodles -> very well liked by everyone. Looked quite blend but tasted really good. The broth used to cook the sauce was really sweet (seafood sweet). Lobsters were sizeable .
Note: Parking here can be quite tricky. It can be quite difficult getting a parking lot near the restaurant..
Damage: $83 per pax
Ming Kee Live Seafood
556 Macpherson Road