Good Quality: 8.5/10
Value for Money: 9/10
Service: 6.5/10 (no one wanted to sit us despite having made a reservation and all 4 waitresses refused to take a photo for us. very typical old chinese restaurant service 🙁 )
Last week was my dad’s birthday, and my parents usually prefer chinese food for celebrations. My new DG just went to a 35 year old restaurant, Beng Hiang, and said it was really good value for money so decided to try out the acclaimed best Hokkien restaurant in Singapore!
First up – Fish Maw Thick Soup with Crab Meat (蚧肉鱼鳔羹)
Yummylicious – 8.5/10. It had a lot of ingredients in it… we all dug in so fast I actually forgot to take photo until the bottom of my bowl so forgive the bad shot. Can taste the real crab meat, fish maw with superb viscosity.
Next up – Braised White Cabbage (with Chinese vinegar) 红烧白菜
My favourite for the night – 9/10! Cabbage was soft but fibrous. There were these fried fish bits that added good texture to the dish, plus the vinegar blend sauce was simply da bomb!
Ngoh Hiang and Fried Prawn Ball 五香虾枣 and Oyster Omelette 香脆蚝煎
Not usually a Ngoh Hiang or Oyster Omelette person but everyone else in family likes these 2 dishes. Ngoh Hiang was not great. The 虾枣 was very well deep fried on the outside with light crispyness, moist on the inside and prawn paste taste was not overwhelming. The Oyster Omelette texture was really crispy yet still moist with flavour, plus ingredients were fresh. Usually if crispy will lose its flavour. So overall, very polished dish.
炆福建面 Traditional Hokkien Noodles and 炒冬粉 Traditional Bean Vermicelli (“Dang-Hoon”) – 7/10
Have had much better in Malaysia but decent for Singapore standards. Found the flavour not strong enough and self-added vinegar which I felt made it taste better.
Overall, a place I would recommend to bring parents and grandparents, if you don’t mind the typical crowd and noise! And the always ringing recorded birthday song that plays in the background.. can hear 10x in 2 hours 😛
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