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Review (23)
Full review - http://midas400.blogspot.com/2016/03/golden-mile-thien-kee-steamboat.htmlThe evil sistas met up for CNY Louhei and Steamboat dinner. We decided to have it at a traditional Hainanese steamboat and chicken rice restaurant, Thien Kee Steamboat, located at basement of Golden Mile Tower (Tower, not Complex hor).Thien Kee has been around for many years and is one of the rare Hainanese restaurants still run by Hainanese, and serving authentic Hainan delicacies in this millennium. As you can see, they are hugely popular with Singaporeans, almost full house before the clock strikes 7 in the evening (Friday).First things first, lets order something to drink while we decide on our food orders. The usual coffee shop beverages are served here with a choice of homemade lime juice for the undecided. The Lime juice was too sweet for my liking.Dinner kick started with the CNY Louhei platter, served with thinly sliced canned abalone. The yusheng tasted a tad too sweet but passable.Next up, we had the steamboat with chicken broth. The steamboats are sold in different sizes, raw ingredients are fixed, you may omit certain items like beef etc. when placing orders. Some standard ingredients are seafood, pork meat, fishballs, pig liver, cockles, fish maw, sea cucumbers, eggs, with plenty of greens.The chicken soup started off bland but gradually became flavorful when all the ingredient were cooked. We couldn't tell this apart from our usual homemade steamboat though, as none of the ingredients are uniquely Hainanese.While we're enjoying the steamboat, other Hainanese dishes arrived. The must have here is the Chicken rice with steamed chicken (sorry, no roast chicken here but roast pork & char siew are available for top up).While the steamboat didn't leave much impression, this chicken rice is rather good. The rice was super fragrant with nice firm rice grains. The steamed chicken was tender and sufficiently flavored with homemade soy sauce.The Hainanese Pork chop, covered with generous serving of tangy tomato sauce, was a little dry and hard to chew, but saved by the delish sauce with an old school taste.The last dish was a mixed veggie dish, stir fried with some of the steamboat ingredients. It tasted quite bland albeit everything used was fresh.Despite some hits and misses with the food, we still enjoyed our dinner here at Thien Kee. It is a good place for large group gathering with pocket friendly prices. The aircon area is also a plus for folks who dislike hot and sweaty steamboat meals. continue reading
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Level3 2014-11-30
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This place seems to be a fav place for the old folks, huge place with many staff serving. The unique thing about this place is that on top of steamboat (main course), they offer other Tze Cha dishes as well, on top of the hainanese chicken as a side dish.Good place for gathering, perhaps. But location here not very good - at the basement. Anyway, this has been a long time establishment. The steamboat is passable. Soup is ok. Not especially flavoured. It is cheap though. In summary, there are contents (quantity) but not quality. will not be back specifically for the steamboat. The Hainanese Chicken is slightly better that the steamboat. But after tasting Tian Tian, this one is far behind as the chilli sauce is not up to the same std.   continue reading
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Level4 2013-10-06
407 views
This is a very long established and popular place for steamboat. They are also well known for their chicken rice - which was good, chicken tender and rice fragrant. The portion of ingredients for the steamboat is also good and it's rather reasonably priced. The prawns, sliced fish, etc are all fresh. It is always crowded during dinner hours and a little noisy over there, but that shows how good the steamboat is. continue reading
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Level4 2013-07-24
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This place is old school and you'll see many families coming here to dine... kind of reminds me of the 90s. The staff are very friendly and attentiveWe ordered Steamboat, Chicken, Prawns, Pork, Fish, Vegetables. The chicken served is the cold type. You can choose to dip into the steamboat if you prefer it hot. It's very tender and flavourful after dipping it in chilli. The uniqueness comes as this place's rice is their "Chicken Rice"! It's really tasty and fragrant one too! Just too bad the portion of rice is too little! Keeps you ordering more servings.I like to think of this place as "Little Thailand". continue reading
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Level4 2013-07-20
226 views
Have been coming here for a good old local steamboat since I was a little kid. This place holds very fond memories for me and to me, the chicken rice and remains awesome for me. The steamboat was also very wholesome to drink. I used to down 4 to 5 bowls easily on top of 2 full bowls of rice. There's something about the food here are 'opens' my third stomach. Heh...Today, my whole family came here for lunch and the chicken and rice still kicks butt, I found the soup base not as tasty somewhat. Dunno if it's because my tongue has gone slightly cuckoo, or maybe my brains just remember the 'good old times' to be always so much better?I would still need to go there once in a whole for my steamboat chicken rice fix. continue reading
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