Monday, 23 June 2014

Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant

Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant may not be easy to locate as it is housed in a coffeeshop, Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre. Furthermore, it is pretty much hidden behind the construction walls. But despite this, I manage to locate it. Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant, or rather Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre, is at the edge of a conjuring junction between Dickson Road and Jalan Besar. For a more prominent building as a reference, it is opposite Sim Lim Tower.

In their menu, Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant has two pages of their signature dishes, with illustrations. Do you hate menus where they indicate this is nice, or that is awesome, but no pictures to back up your decision to order it? I do.

One of their signatures, 沙律虾 - Prawns served with salad cream ($20.00 for small portion). Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant managed this dish by using honeydew shell as the serving bowl, and the fried prawns placed together with fruits, such as grapes and of course honeydew. I love their fried prawns as it is not too over-fried, and is chewy. Definitely a signature dish!

Another of their signature dishes, 三鲜豆腐 - Seafood Beancurd ($14.00). Instead of the round tofu used usually in the hotplate beancurd, Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant uses something like silken tofu, lightly fried the outer, and leaving the inside still soft yet firm. Thick gravy is nice to go with rice as well.

奶白菜 - Stir Fry Baby Cabbage ($10.00 for small portion). I have always loved this type of vegetable! Topped with mini shrimp which is quite a special idea, the crunchy stem and tender leafy made me go "wow" again!

排骨王 - Braised Prime Ribs ($10.00 for small). Sweet sauce and boneless ribs. Did they mention prime ribs? Meat is indeed tender and juicy!

芙蓉煎蛋 - Fried Fuyong Eggs ($7.00 for small). Presentation may not be appetizing, but you can expect beneath the fried omelette is packed sufficiently with shrimps :)

Another of Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant's signatures, 盐蒸马来鸡 - Steamed Kampung Chicken with Salt ($14.00). Steamed kampung chickens are known to be tender and juicy, and indeed it is. Steamed with a little pinch of salt and some chinese cooking wine to enhance the taste, I can't disagree this being a signature dish.

烧焦米粉 - Crispy Vermicelli Bee Hoon ($12.00 for regular portion). Finally the must-try signature from Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant. So to speak, if you have tried this, you have never been to Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant.

It seems like a plate of our usual bee hoon, but with only one side being pan-fried to crisp! Imagining the top side is a thin layer of crispy crust, and sticking at the bottom is the fluffy vermicelli. How awesome is that! If this is not a signature dish, I will have to protest!

Needless to say, food is definitely nothing to be doubtful of. Service wise, food is served promptly, but getting the attention of the crew can be a little tedious. The easiest way out is to walk to the cashier and ask to order, as well as making the payment :) Parking during the peak period can result to a torturous wait, but for your information, Sim Li Tower is just a traffic light away :D Plenty of empty lots!

Accept Reservation: Yes

Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant

43 Jalan Besar
Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre
Singapore 208804

Tel: (65) 6396 5390

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 1730 - 0300 hours

*Closed on every first Wednesday of the month

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