Keng Eng Kee Seafood Restaurant
Blk 124, Bukit Merah Lane 1
十四：I’d been broke if this happened anywhere else
I haven’t written my review for January’s Friday Night Rumblings at Valentino’s but I’m skipping ahead to do February’s at Keng Eng Kee Seafood Restaurant.
Only because I’m doing this 15-day CNY cheap and good eats thingy and this restuarant fits the bill to the T. For eight persons: 3 crabs, 1 chicken, 1 gianormous fish head, a sea of drunken prawns and a heaping of sambal on kang kong. Only $222.
Only $222! It’s like Christmas came again for Chinese New Year.
The food was better than good. Except for the crabs – I think my crabs taste better, ha! Not that anyone else at the table agreed, but I have thick skin. But really, we have no bad words for anything that landed on our plates. Only good ones.
I loved especially the mantou for the chilli crab. So pretty! It was like the talking point at our table for a full 10 minutes or so. Second most popular topic next to a brewing scandal about one of my dinner kaki’s love life. Quite impressive.
The crispy roast chicken was quite something too. Perfectly tender, all the way delicious. If there was something I must pick on, that’ll be the claypot drunken prawns – and only to say, I’ve had even better ones.
If you’re thinking of heading to the restuarant, I recommend everything you see in the pictures here.
• pretty mantou
• chilli crab
• salted eggs butter crab
• sambal kang kong
• claypot drunken prawns
• Hong Kong-style fish head
• crispy roast chicken