One day my aunt decided to visit and bring her nephew and niece out for a meal! Zi char is some of the best stuff to have when you want something simple, and something that you can happily chat over. I love sitting around round tables! And I love how comfortable it is dining at such places – no pretentious behaviour, no need to dress up, all about the good food woo!
Our selection for 3 people – a little too much but still manageable because the food was good! Bill came up to around $50.
Mingzhu rolls ($10). This is their signature dish, probably because of the varying tastes and colours of it. Certainly does make for a unique picture. Get ready for a crisp beancurd skin shell that houses salted egg yolk, shitake mushrooms (lots of it, don’t order if you don’t like mushrooms), ham, prawns and a little parsley. Enjoyable, but a bit too oily after the 2nd/ 3rd piece. Good for sharing!
Chinese spinach with ikan bilis ($8). Tender spinach, golden brown ikan bilis. Good dose of iron everybody!
Marmite chicken ($10). They do their battered food well, imo! Crunchy, crispy, yet maintaining that succulence of the chicken pieces.
Salted egg yolk squid ($20). I really enjoyed this! Waitress recommended it and it is indeed a must-order. The salted egg yolk batter is one of the best I’ve had so far – it managed to remained crispy the whole mean, even when we left it to the last to finish. Plus it’s a hearty portion for $20, worth it!!
There you go, another photo taken by my brother hehe.
Come here!!! I think it’s one of the better zichar places I’ve eaten at, and for the prices you pay, portions are of a better size than places like Two Chefs. Though it isn’t near any MRT, it’s near IKEA Alexandra, which should make it easier to get to.
And hey when you’re here why not have a go at their crabs? Heard some good reviews about their chilli crab and salted egg yolk crab!
Keng Eng Kee Seafood
Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-136 Alexandra Village
Open daily: 11.30am – 2pm; 5pm – 11pm