I’ll make short work of this review since I written about here before. Should you want to know what’s my favourite dish about this Teochew Restaurant, read up more here.
I was charged with the task of finding that one Chinese restaurant for my family’s reunion dinner. It would have been a snap of my fingers if they weren’t a bunch of feisty picky hard-to-please people. I couldn’t just say I’m bringing them somewhere new and have no idea what’s good or no good. If I can if it wasn’t a dinner for the last day of Chinese New Year.
Trust me, it’s really tough trying to please everyone in my family. Especially when they know almost every single old school restaurant before my time.
But as I recall. There’s one Teochew restaurant I’ve tested and tried and they have not! So we came on a dinner time, surprised the eatery was running on full capacity (but thank goodness I made my reservation for 12 one week before), ordered what I think was good and ordered some more!
The 冷盤 Cold Plate ($70.00) was a huge plate filled with six different sides meant as appetizer to kick start dinner. I wasn’t really impressed by the expensive Chinese mixed platter other than the Teochew Pig’s Feets in Aspic which I rather order a plate by itself. But as it was, I respect my family’s decision to try something new.
I can’t remember who’s the one suggesting Chili Crayfish ($53.00) instead of chili crab because there’s much meat to truly enjoy the dish but the accompany sauce sure won our approval. Best paired with piping hot soft buns ($1.00/piece) which I suspect if it was handmade.
Teochew restaurants are often known for their seafood dishes. Although a little more expensive, the Teochew Style Steamed Golden Promfret ($68.00) here was fresh and huge enough to share among 12 of us. Go for the equally deserving and fragrant cereal prawns if you need to keep within budget and you still won’t be disappointed too.
The rest were really history. I don’t think there’s a single dish my family did not like. But the eateries’ signature beancurd and Chinese spinach broth drew the most chopsticks to throughout the entire meal.
Overall the eight-course dinner was really a steal given that we ordered so much. The bill came up to $342.90, no GST & service charge which was cheaper by around $100 than the restaurant’s 8 course set meal.
I think it was mission success for me and I presume they will expect more of such feast planned by me throughout the year…
Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee Restaurant
719 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169644
Tel: +65 6272 3182