Thursday, May 06, 2010

Huat Kee Teochew Restaurant

Posted by Dawn at Thursday, May 06, 2010
I have this colleague, Mr Thoh who loves to treat his friends. He is coming 70 years old in July and in my opinion, is probably the fittest among all of us since he hikes at Bukit Timah almost every day in the forest. His hair is almost all black-natural. Its amazing! Mr Thoh treats me like his god-daughter as his youngest daughter is around my age. So I feel rather privileged. Just few days ago, a few of us even brought him to watch "Ip Man 2" in the theatres as he hasn't been to the movies for about 10 to 20 years already!

He really enjoyed himself as he was laughing in the cinema and told us how happy he was.

Anyway today, he arranged to treat us at Huat Kee Teochew Restaurant. About a week back, we actually went to Chin Lee Teochew Restaurant (Bedok) for lunch but he recommended this one instead, which is at Amoy Street. He said that the food in Huat Kee is less oily.

So off we went once again for another food discovery journey.

There were only 4 of us. So we couldnt order too much to try.

We had braised goose meat

stir fried veggies, which looked and tasted like how I would cook it at home(so didnt really fancy having that in a restaurant like this)

then we had grouper fish head soup which was very nice as they added yam and it was thick and sweet.

They used the body of the fish to steam. This was probably one of the best steamed fish I have tasted

It was cooked to absolute perfection that it just melted in my mouth. Given how big and thick this fish was, every mouth of that fish was priceless...

Then we ended our meal with Orh Nee (yam paste) with pumpkin. Would not recommend this if you do not have a sweet tooth.

Frankly speaking, I still enjoy Chin Lee's teochew food in Bedok as the taste is suited to mine-slightly more oily and tasty. Even the price is more reasonable. At Huat Kee, the 5 dishes we ordered amounted to about $140. But I believe Huat Kee's food is more authentically teochew than Chin Lee's.

So, I leave that for you to decide which you would prefer.


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