Ming Kee Live Seafood

My parents explained that this restaurant has been around for quite some time..

Another special occasion 🙂

guess who also comes here:

wall of fame

wall of fame

So we ordered:

Butter garlic bamboo clams

Butter garlic bamboo clams

Deep Fried Soon Hock (Marble Goby)

Deep Fried Soon Hock (Marble Goby)

Sambal Chilli Kangkong

Sambal Chilli Kangkong

Triple Cooked Crab Bee Hoon

Triple Cooked Crab Bee Hoon

Clams

Clams

Lobster E-mee

Lobster E-mee

Butter prawns

Butter prawns

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! ❤

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
Singapore 368231

Dancing Crab

We met up for a quick meal and headed down to try:

Dancing Crab, as part of the tung lok group.

Entrance

Entrance

we ordered:

Southern Ice Sweet Tea, Fizzy Lemondae, Pink Thyme Lemondae

Southern Ice Sweet Tea, Fizzy Lemondae, Pink Thyme Lemondae

Oysters

Oysters

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Spicy Cajun Fries

Spicy Cajun Fries

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Combo Bag #2:  300g Prawns, 250g Mussels, 250g Clams, Potatoes, Corn, Sausages

Combo Bag #2: 300g Prawns, 250g Mussels, 250g Clams, Potatoes, Corn, Sausages

Dungeness crab in a bag

Dungeness crab in a bag

Dungeness Crab with herb butter sauce

Dungeness Crab with herb butter sauce

and then came a mini showdown for:

step 1

step 1

Fire in the hole ..

Fire in the hole ..

more fire

more fire

Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns

Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns

and lastly for dessert:

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Verdict: 6/6 of us will definitely return!

*burpalicious

1. the crab cakes, we totally adore them! let me show you why and you will understand why we ordered seconds of this!!! where in the world in Singapore can you find real crabmeat fully stuffed crab cakes?  this is the holy grail of crab cakes! totally brought it up one notch

close up of crab cakes

close up of crab cakes

2. The crab was really well done – the herb and butter was not really a western style herb and butter .. in the sense it’s not like creamy until you feel sick of eating it .. its pretty light and well seasoned.

3. the combo bag was also really spicy ( If you eat laksa without adding the additional chilli, can’t finish a bowl of curry yong tau fu from food courts without adding more chilli, cannot finish a bowl of spicy ma la hotpot without the soup, then you would think the combo bag is spicy)  but really flavourful! the second favourite dish after the crab cakes and oysters

4. My prawn eaters mentioned  that the moonshine tiger prawns were also worth the bill and the next highlight because the prawns were very fresh, and the accompanying sauce ( 3 different types of chilli sauce with different spicy levels) was just awesome  ( better than the prawns in the combo bag)

5. this place is really interesting in terms of the dinning concept. let the pictures below explain why:

instructions

instructions

fyi

fyi

beer pong party

beer pong party

 

Can’t wait to make another trip back here!!

Damage: $54 per pax 

Dancing Crab
The Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road 
(Old Turf Club in Bt. Timah)
#01-20/21 Singapore 287994

 

Crab Party

Met up with Classmates for a mini “crab party” at Crab party

We ordered:

Special wild vegetable with Kailan

Special wild vegetable with Kailan

Chilli Crab

Chilli Crab

Black Pepper Crab

Black Pepper Crab

Salted Egg Yolk Crab

Salted Egg Yolk Crab

Crab Bee Hoon Soup

Crab Bee Hoon Soup

 

Verdict: 9/9 of us will return!!!

I think my favourite was still the Crab Bee Hoon Soup and the Chilli Crab.
1) Soup was not too rich and thick and had a little burnt taste to it. Comparable to Melben ( Not recommended for takeaways)
2) Chilli Crab Sauce was not watery and quite flavourful 🙂
3) Highly Recommended especially if you have a big group and looking for an air-conditioned round table Zhi Char restaurant 🙂
4) Would want to come back to try their other Crab dishes

Crab Party
100 Yio Chu Kang Rd,
Singapore 545576

East Coast Park Lagoon Village

Group of us made our way to East Coast Park to try the newly revamped Hawker

Compared to the previous, the area seems more airy and open 🙂

So we ordered to share (till the extent that our table was full -no joke)

Spot: Sambal Sting Ray

Spot: Sambal Sting Ray

Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings

Braised Duck

Braised Duck

Clams (lala)

Clams (lala)

Satay

Satay

Rojak

Rojak

Oyster Omelette

Oyster Omelette

without drinks

without drinks

 

Verdict: 7/7 of us will return for
1) Duck rice (it is one of the only stalls around selling duck rice with a lot of news paper cuttings)
2) Hokkien Mee
3) Sting Ray/ Clams
4) Chicken Wings
be prepared to wait around for tables!! fastest tissue first! Oops I mean backside hahaha ..  🙂

East Coast Lagoon Food Village 
1220 East Coast Parkway
Singapore 468960

Tian Wai Tian

Another Exciting place 🙂
We decided to check out here but our only regret : should have brought more people along with us!!!

So what we liked about it:

Grouper Fish Steamboat

Grouper Fish Steamboat

Close up of the Fish

Close up of the Fish

Sambal Kang Kong

Sambal Kang Kong

Special Toufu

Special Toufu

Pig Trotters

Pig Trotters

 

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return

Fish broth was really good, and the fish was super fresh! super bouncy texture.
We would want to come back to order the salted egg yolk pork ribs!!!  The Pig Trotters are ok ..
Servers were very nice and kind 🙂

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Tian Wai Tian
418 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2,
Singapore 460418

 

Sum’s Kitchen & Hong Kong Roasted Meat

We are on a zhi char roll!!!!

So the next place I am about to recommend is among the TOP favourite of my family! Our previous visits with friends have received positive feedbacks about this place 🙂

During my brother’s NS days, he frequently patronised this place with his friend .. and 2 of them can finish 9 dishes with rice! yes one unique selling point of this place is that, they only serve rice .. there are no noodle dishes like the normal zhi char stores .. but! Most of their dishes are just fantastic to us all!  and agreeable!

The turnover of this place is really good! within 1 hour we roughly counted, there was at least 1 new sitting. We sat there till 9 ish and there were still people around queuing for a place inside! * Don’t forget to look out for the daily specials as well!!!

A picture with a famous Hong Kong food  critique

A picture with a famous Hong Kong food critique

Daily Specials

Daily Specials

No more roast!

No more roast!

So together with Auntie M and Uncle P, we all ordered:

"Mei Cai" with Kai Lan

“Mei Cai” with Kai Lan

Roast Duck!

Roast Duck!

Steamed Minced Meat with Salted fish

Steamed Minced Meat with Salted fish

3 types of egg steamed egg

3 types of egg steamed egg

Sweet Sour Pork

Sweet Sour Pork

deep fried squid with salt

deep-fried squid with salt

Mai vegetable

Mai vegetable with fermented bean curd

Verdict: 7/7 of us will definitely return! In the past with this place, we could actually order 2 rounds of some dishes, and each with one bowl of white rice! !!

I do apologise though.. we actually ordered a fried fish tail, Soup and char siew (roasted pork) .  I forgot to take a picture of them ;p

Char Siew was their new dish .. previously they did not have char siew and it was only recent that they started roasting it .. and ITS GOOD! quite comparable to Hong Kong standard and not as fatty at the same time! The roast duck is also a Must order! BUT you have to try to reserve the duck at least 1 day/ a few hours before you dine there. . because IT SELLS OUT VERY FAST! The meat is just moist and not dry!

The rest of the other dishes are our common favourite “must haves” .

The place is air-conditioned as well, so don’t worry! you won’t be sweating and eating at the same time!  We previously also brought our Danish neighbours there and they enjoyed it very much as well! cleaned up every dish that came!!! 🙂

The husband and wife team would also go around Singapore to eat, and experiment with new dishes (e.g. char siew and the kailan with mei cai (salted vegetable)) .. so to keep their customers coming back like us 😀

Plus, prices are really affordable!! we each ended up paying probably around $20 per person? and we had fish, duck, char siew etc ..

Please remember to make a reservation before you go, especially during the peak dinner time!

Sum’s Kitchen & Hong Kong Roasted Meat
3 Jalan Legundi
Tel: 67572118

Fa cai mei seafood

I do apologise for the delay in posts!

Been quite busy with the festive occasion and caught up with some school work as well.

Merry Christmas Everyone!! 🙂 Hope that this festive season did brighten up your year!

Anyway, the next place that I will be talking about .. well I would say is a new-found zhi char place that my parents found by chance, and hence .. it has been included in our list of  ‘favourite zhi char’ in Singapore. ..

This place is quite .. well driving there would be easy to get there! because it’s quite a  .. small corner off the main road .. but do look out for it or try it if you are in the vicinity!

The actual location

The actual location

This is the shop front

This is the shop front

we met up with aunty I .. and she had to contribute some dishes for her family’s dinner 🙂 (I think it’s quite a good concept that each sibling in their family takes turn to buy dinner for everyone ) So my mum recommended this place to her.  For our own dinner as well, we also bought back and we had :

3 types of egg spinach

3 types of egg spinach

Salted Egg Yolk Crab

Salted Egg Yolk Crab

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Assam Fish

Assam Fish

Fish slices with vegetables

Fish slices with vegetables

The next dish that I would say is the signature dish and highly recommended especially if you like bean curd, would be this fried bean curd!

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Egg Bean curd with turnips

Egg Bean curd with turnips

Verdict:  5/5 of us definitely would return here to take away/eat again!

The food is very agreeable with all the fussy ones in my family!
The place is run by this couple, husband the chef and wife takes on the supporting role of waitress and cashier.

The crab  is very different from the other types of  salted egg yolk crabs I had . I would say different in a good way!  Because the meat itself is pretty succulent and yes the whole marinade is not too saltish for all my family members.

The sweet and sour pork is also quite decent. It is still ‘crispy’ despite being drenched in sauce.

The Assam fish was very well received with my parents! They said the sourness was just the way they liked it.

The vegetables both spinach and fish sliced one was very well done. The fish slice one had the ‘wok hei’ (the magnitude of the fire to cook the dish was just nice) and the other one’s ‘soup’ was pretty tasty as well. 🙂

I think it’s just this place, the menu always have new items? because the owner does try to come up with new dishes apart from his signature ones. I quite like that they are constantly trying out new things and would really make you want to go back there.

It is overall decently priced and affordable 🙂

 

Fatt Choy Mui Seafood Restaurant (发财妹海鲜)
Block 34 #01-86
Cassia Crescent
Singapore 390034