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Awarded the Michelin Plate from 2016 to 2019, we continue to serve you top gourmet favourites such as our popular Chilli & Black Pepper Crabs and more zi char delights! continue reading
Awards and Titles
Michelin Plate (2021)
Opening Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sun
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Cash Only
Delivery Details
Pork Free
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Signature Dishes
Moonlight Hor Fun Chilli Crab Fish Head Soup Bee Hoon Salted Egg Squid Butter Cereal Prawns Coffee Pork Ribs
Review (16)
Level4 2016-09-29
I've heard lots of good things about Keng Eng Kee (KEK) Seafood in Bukit Merah and decided to give it a try along with a family birthday celebration. It was easy to make a phone reservation just a day before, but do call earlier if you have firmed up plans, to ensure air-con availability. 1. Salted Egg Crab $70/kg *highly recommended*Crabs seem to command better prices that rare minerals like gold or diamonds! It was just 2 years ago when 1kg of crabs cost $50, but nevertheless, these Indian crabs are fleshy. The salted egg sauce was so good, you know it's real salted egg and not the powered artificial salted egg, due to the graininess of the sauce. Not to mention, the taste. Sadly, KEK does no serve fried mantous, only the steamed mantous at $1 per piece. In the background of this photo, you can see 2 mantous, they're pretty big but I would still prefer to dip fried mantous into the sauce. The crab tasted reasonably fresh, but I felt that the chef had fried the crab for too long, resulting in the meat being stuck to parts of the shell.2. Ming Zhu Roll *highly recommended*This mingzhu roll is definitely a worthy cause to visit KEK. With salted egg right in the middle, this is so pretty and yet delicious. This dish came straight to our table within 2 minutes of ordering. I was confused if this order belonged to another table, but the staff insisted it was for us. The batter is light and crispy. The mushrooms were juicy and added alot of flavour.3. Fried Hor Fun $5/$8 *highly recommended*Probably their number 1 seller is their fried hor fun. Served with a raw egg. This dish is one of a kind, the wok hei can be subtly picked up by you sense of smell, but the taste of the wok hei is so vivid to your tastebud! The egg helps to make the hor fun wet, and when we ordered both a $5 and a $8 portion, we felt that they gave the same amount of ingredients, with 1 egg in each dish. Maybe they gave us more noodles, but we couldn't see the difference.There's prawns, lup cheong (chinese sausage), squids and some slices of fish mixed into the delicious and fragrant fried hor fun. I definitely want to come back to KEK seafood for this!4. Fried Prawn Paste ChickenA family favourite that we usually order at every zi char, tasted rather ordinary here at KEK. The pieces were quite small and wasn't quite what we expected since the other dishes had set our expectations much higher. Skip this and also skip the hot plate tofu, it was bland and a waste of $10.5. Coffee Pork Ribs *highly recommended*The coffee pork ribs were so addictive. The meat was boneless and tender. The coffee sauce wasn't too sweet or over powering. The meat had a tad sweetness and chewiness in every bite. The coffee sauce was the bomb!Overall : A great place for a family meal. It cost us $180 including drinks for 7 adults. continue reading
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/06/10/good-dinner-keng-eng-kee-kek-restaurant-teochew-opera-on-9jun2014/i had wanted to try keng eng kee (KEK) the last time the few of us were doing a hawker & zi char tour but had never gotten to it.was watching a teochew classical tunes (operatic) concert at singapore concert hall at 7.30pm by ngee ann cultural centre, singapore teochew federation & nan hua opera (南华儒剧社), so decided to have early dinner at KEK on 9.6.2014.we were there at 5pm on a monday. the indoor aircon seating was fully booked, & 1/2 of the outdoor seating at the coffeeshop was also reserved with the names on the tables.famous dishes at KEK includes claypot liver, moonlight nor fun, mingzhu rolls (明珠卷) & salted egg crab etc.#1 i do like liver but am not particularly fond of claypot liver which is like a liver overkill. we ordered it anyhow & it turned out to be really good! the liver was not overcooked, had great wine flavours & very sweet & just the right texture. an excellent dish! #2 we were deciding between black beans bitter gourd with sliced snakehead (生鱼) or a song fish head(松鱼头). the server recommended the fish head nonya style. it was very good, the sauce was the same as the very nice fish head at fortune seafood but dryer & less curry. i would think that angkoli (red snapper) which fortune used would go better than 松鱼 for this dish.#3 cuttle fish kang kong was competent & tasty, the sweet sauce though was kind of overpowering.#4 the 明珠卷 mingzhu roll (6 pieces) was good too. however we did not really need this dish. the other 4 dishes were already too big for 3pax, so we tapao (take out) remaining 3 pieces.#5 the moonlight dry nor fun was a good dish. it was a strange concoction combining char kuay teow with hor fun(河粉), and came with chinese sausage & also prawns & squid with thick hor fun. it was not really my favourite. i would prefer the usual hor fun or san lor hor fun (生捞河粉) to this.there was no service or get. the bill came up to S$60 for 5 dishes for 3pax. the food would easily have served 4pax. i would rate KEK on par with kok sen & much better than two chefs. i would expect the song fish head(松鱼头) at 香港街珍记 (Hong Kong Street Chun Kee) to be better but then the menu range at the latter is small.this definitely a eating place that i will come back again! continue reading
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Level3 2014-02-20
One of the long-standing ZiChar restaurant established many years ago, the place has garnered steadily more and more customers over the years. Indeed the food quality has been maintained so far which keeps people patronizing continually.Went there for dinner under my friend's invitation for a Zi Char treat. And ahh gladly I left the place happily satiated The Fried noodles looked really inviting with the runny egg yolk served on top. Taste-wise it didn't disappoint either and it wasn't too oily as well. The beancurd with minced pork was good as well with its flavorful gravy with a zest of slight spiciness. Other dishes were all equally well-executed. In conclusion, this would be one of my ZiChar places to head over for a reasonably-priced wholesome dinner *thumbs up* continue reading
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Level2 2013-10-16
Will go back and try the crab and other dishes. Very good value for $$. The dishes to try are the 1) Mingzhu roll, 2) Homecard Beancurd, 3) Garlic Sauteed vegetables.This is a very clean coffee shop that spans across a walkway. One section has air-conditioning and the other which we sat in is the al-fresco coffee shop style. Definitely good and economical for bringing parents and grandparents for a family meal.More details and photos at http://www.eatprayflying.com/tzechar-review-keng-eng-kee-seafood-restaurant-alexandra-village/ continue reading
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Level3 2013-08-13
Located at Alexandra Village (near Queensway Shopping Centre), Keng Eng Kee restaurant has been frequented by my family for years.This restaurant has been on numerous newspaper articles, and even on the television.Fried youtiao with their mayonnaise sauce is a must order. Likewise, the pig liver dish was done really well.Another good to order is the cuttlefish kangkong.Not a fan of their coffee pork ribs though.Anyway, food here are decently priced - it costs a little less than $100 for 7 pax continue reading
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