Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Hao Kee Seafood Deluxe at Toa Payoh North

Jeremey Tan, 37, the owner is running the stall with his wife. We went on a Sunday, the coffee shop was really quiet and there was just another table ordered some dishes from the stall. While looking at the menu board, I was greeted by the wife. I decided to go ahead with ordering the Chao Tah Bee Hoon ($6) and Chye Poh Hor Fun ($5). Both dishes were served at the same time. 

Chao Tah Bee Hoon, the "burnt" bee hoon, was a little disappointing. I could not actually taste the wok fragrance nor the smokiness though the pile of bee hoon was nicely charred. There were pieces of prawn, sotong and bits of fried lard embedded within. The first impression was that the bee hoon though dry, it did not taste as crispy as it was expected to be. The underneath of the bee hoon was quite greasy, it was a little overwhelming after a few mouthfuls. 

Chye Poh Hor Fun, a Teochew classic, did not fare too well though slightly better. The wide rice noodles were nicely stir-fried but not enough to infuse the charred flavor. The taste of chye poh (preserved radish) was not too distinctive, it would be nicer if they added a bit more chye poh and less greasy. There were other ingredients like egg, bean sprouts, and greens.

Block 203 Toa Payoh North #01-1097 SINGAPORE 310203
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 2.00 pm / 5.00 pm to 10.30 pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

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