This was a belated post from 28th of March, the day the world switched off for Earth Hour.
My family went to Por Kee Eating House which was across the street from the Tiong Bahru Market (where this took place) for dinner as well to celebrate my Dad's birthday in advance.
They have an indoor (air-conditioned) and a outdoor seating arrangement. They have rented another shop (also air-conditioned) nearby to house more patrons.
I found out from the bill that the archar and peanuts costs S$5. A bit shocked by the price but the archar actually tastes not bad. Furthermore, the chicken rice chilli sauce they served was also very appetising thus, all was forgiven...
House Specialty Champagne Spareribs
This is a die-die-must-try dish! A little too sweet but still very delectable! The meat separates from the bone easily and is not too chewy compared to other places. Downside is the Spareribs are in very small sizes.
The 奶油 Crab
I'm not a very big fan of crabs.
I find this crab not being marinated thoroughly. Some parts tasted quite salty while some parts are quite bland. I didn't quite like the taste but the fragrance from the curry leaves saved the day. The crispy bits goes very well with rice.
The Thai-Style Fish
Another house specialty, this steamed-fish dish is another of my personal favorite! The fish was placed in this fish-shaped plate on top of a stove and there is a bowl of soup placed below the tail. We have to scoop the soup from the bowl and pour it into the fish-shaped plate. The fire below would boil the soup and the excess soup would overflow via the tail back into the bowl.
Although we have to keep scooping the soup from the bowl into the fish-shaped plate repeatedly to keep the soup hot, it was actually quite interesting.
As it's name implies, the soup was sourish and spicy like all typical Thai fare.
Not in picture: Cereal Prawns
I loved Prawns but not Cereal Prawns. I just didn't like the taste of Cereal Prawns.
Not in picture: House Specialty Tofu
Their home made tofu was silky smooth and won the praises of everyone. The fragrance of wok-hei was detected in this dish, indicating that the chef must be very experienced in controlling the flame which is a rare treat!
The sea cucumber that comes together with the tofu was also quite nice having absorbed the essence of the sauce.
You won't go wrong with this dish if you like tofu!
Not in picture: Chilli Kang Kong
Quite decent. The sambal chilli was nice and not too oily.
The total bill came up to around S$200+ for a table of eight. It would be even cheaper if we didn't order the crabs!
Although slightly more expensive then the coffeeshop tze char, Por Kee is a cut above the rest.
For one, the tables and chairs were decent and more upmarket than a tze char joint. Furthermore, the auntie serving our table was very humble and friendly. I wouldn't mind paying more for good service.
Compared to the Long Beach bill of S$410.20, Por Kee in my opinion is very affordable, considering their food standard is on par, if not better!
Generally, my family quite enjoyed the experience. We will definitely be back to Por Kee. In fact, this was my third visit (fifth for the rest of my family).
Just be sure to call in advance to avoid waiting especially during weekends.
Por Kee Eating House 波记冷气海鲜酒楼
Blk 69 Seng Poh Lane #01-02
Opening hours: 1130 - 1430, 1800 - 0030
Tel: 6221 0582
| ||Posted 4/8/2009 12:50 PM - 7210 Views - 0 eProps - 11 comments|
Give eProps or Post a Comment