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Telephone
9769 4451
6356 7371
Opening Hours
Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun
11:00 - 23:00
Payment Method
Cash
Other Info
Online Reservation
Group Gathering
Open Till Late
Restaurant Website
http://www.whampoakeng.com.sg
About Reward Scheme
Signature Dishes
Fish Head Steamboat Prawn Paste Chicken
Review (3)
Level4 2015-10-15
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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/10/15/ri-g20-11pax-dinner-whampoa-keng-fishhead-steamboat-on-14oct2015-good-food-fair-price/organiser of this month’s RI G20 dinner selected whampoa keng fishhead steamboat. ^^3 of us decided to go early for a cuppa at the wheeler’s yard. i took flat white. strong coffee with very smooth frothed milk. i liked it.great ambience & lovely coffee (apparently food not so good & the cakes looked unappealing)after coffee, i parked at ah hood gardens (HDB, lots of parking) & got to the restaurant before 7pm.restaurant was plastered with photos of the owner, his wives & staff & the more famous patrons. our friend the organiser ordered a S$288set for 10, and changed some dishes.the signature braised pig trotters replaced the salted egg sotong.excellent call! this pig trotters lagi shiok! the best of texture not overly soft & mushy & tender meat falling of the bones. my friend liked the star anise flavours. for me that was just slightly over.the best undeniably was the fish head steamboat. my friend ordered the red garoupa.this really a supremely good tasting fishhead steamboat! ^^the murky soup was such intense goodness.& the refills were also not just water or light tasting soup, but almost the same intense stock. i guess the same stock minus the additional taste from the steamboat content.not sure if it was just the head or a whole fish but it came with lots of meat too.i think i must go round trying out fishhead steamboat liao!the stir-fried brocoli with scallops in XO sauce was a pretty nice dish. there was a good serving of scallops.& there was also something that tasted like the cheaper canned shellfish. a friend thought it was gluten but i felt that the texture was shellfish. not sure.my friend changed the prawns in the set to their signature salted egg prawns.it was a good competent dish, looked nice & tasted good too.i guess it was nothing special just a standard dish in any zi char or restaurant.we had a tofu dish. didn’t leave an impression with me.i think the tofu dish at kok sen & also at muliangzai liang kee were a lot tastier.the pork ribs with deep-fried cod strips was another signature dish.it was competent but like any 排骨王, it’s a passable dish not my favourite.the crispy boneless chicken 金龙鸡 was another signature dish.crispy skin was there, but the sweet, moist, falvourful taste of a roast chicken was gone!alas! i like my roast chicken at 6th avenue coffeeshop better leh!we did not try 2 other signature dishes – the prawn paste chicken & the hae chorwe also had a tofu dish plus a shanghai green for a vegetarian friend.the dinner was S$33pax, a little more expensive than the usual zi char stalls like-keng eng keetwo chefskok senbut quite fair price for the food (i would say better food, maybe except for kok sen), especially the alluring fishhead steamboat!^^ continue reading
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Level1 2013-06-10
159 views
Their yu tou lu is fantastic! I can't get enough of their soup. The staff isn't that friendly but the food is very nice! If they can change their staff attitude, it will be great. Came down to eat for 2 times. Once for my birthday and the last time was 5 weeks ago with my bf. We ordered the main and popular dish and it was on Saturday. A lot of people and its crowded. Hardly can grab places if come a little later. overall its nice. continue reading
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Level1 2013-06-01
140 views
We arrived at the restaurant and saw the place was pretty much filled up with crowd of young adults and families (only one table was open in the small dining room). Fortunately we were ushered into a second - much bigger - dining room on the second floor. That was a surprise. This dining room was probably 3/4 full as well. The air conditioning was pumping, the tables were clean and the service was very friendly. The waitress gave us wonderful recommendations and even told us what not to order when something else was similar and better. She also told us not to order too much since she recommended that we order more later after we see what we get on the first round. It was nice to have a server who wasn't just trying to see how much she could sell to us.Note that we did not order steamboat even though almost everyone there came for their steamboat. We were not in the mood and did not have a lot of time to spare after wasting so much time at another restaurant. Our food was great including a wonderful ribs with fried cuttlefish dish. They have coffee ribs on the menu which we want to go back for soon. It was a bit pricey for what they call "street food" but well worth it. The crowd seemed to agree. Of course there were lots of big tables filled with groups of friends and family enjoying the steamboat menu. After looking at some other reviews I see that many times they have a line of people waiting to get a table. Since we were there on a week night after 7:30pm they were busy but we didn't have to wait to be seated. continue reading
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