Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sin Kee Seafood Soup : Impressive Service

Sin Kee Seafood Soup is amongst the 3 stalls in Marsiling Lane serving this unique version of seafood soup. There is also Yan Ji Seafood Soup, a branch of the main outlet at Woodlands Centre Road Food Cetnre, located in another coffee shop at the other corner of the same block. And, also SK Seafood Soup in the food centre, directly opposite the block. These 3 stalls seemed to be in some way related to each other but Yan Ji Seafood Soup has ever announced on their Facebook Page that they are in no way related to Sin Kee Seafood Soup.  

Sin Kee Seafood Soup is located in the same coffee shop with the relatively famous Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh. The menu of Sin Kee Seafood Soup is quite similar to the other 2 stalls but they do not serve Braised Pork Knuckle which is available on the menu of that 2 stalls. 

You could choose between dory fish, batang fish or pomfret fish, crayfish is available as an add on for the seafood soup, the price difference is indicated on the price list that is prominently displayed at the stall. Each portion is cooked individually using the broth from the main pot then simmered with fish slices, prawns and minced meat. The combination of ingredients has given the seafood soup a distinct flavor with a hint of dried flat fish, which is commonly known as teepo.

I placed my order for the the medium portion of seafood soup with dory fish for $6.50 which consists of 3 pieces rather big prawns with a few pieces of chunky minced meat and also dory fish chunks. All the ingredients tasted relatively fresh though the broth was lighter than that of Yan Ji Seafood Soup at the Woodlands Centre Road Food Centre. Those chunks of minced meat though flavorful and in bigger pieces but it did not have bits of mushroom in it so not as tasty. 

What is most impressive is definitely their service. I walked away after placing my order without collecting the number tag but i pointed to the table right in front of their stall to indicate that i would be seating there. A friendly lady from the stall approached the table with a number tag. She pushed those dirty plates on the table to the corner and wiped the table. She then came over again with a saucer of red cut chillies together with a pair of chopsticks and spoon. I moved to a bigger table just beside later after the customers seated there left. The same lady delivered the seafood soup with a bowl of rice a while later and she came back just a bit with a cloth. She cleared those dirty plates on the table and wiped the table even though i told her it is alright to just leave those dirty plates on the table. 

Block 19 Marsiling Lane Teo #01-329 Chap Bee Eating House SINGAPORE 730019
Operating Hours: 10.30 am to 8.30 pm (Closed on Mondays)

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