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2015-10-15 427 views
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 ga
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 chor
we 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 sen
but quite fair price for the food (i would say better food, maybe except for kok sen), especially the alluring fishhead steamboat!^^