Koo Kee is famous for their Yong Tow Foo Mee and has many outlets in food courts and hawker centres all over Singapore. Koo Kee Restaurant at Jalan Sultan is not just another Yong Tow Foo Mee outlet. Koo Kee Restaurant is a new dining concept of the Gao Ji Food Group and serves a fairly wide selection of local fare Including Laksa, Chee Cheong Fun and Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Koo Kee Restaurant at Jalan Sultan
The Gao Ji Food Group, which traced its history back to 1954, is not as famous as the Koo Kee brand which it owns. However, besides Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee, Gao Ji Food also has several food chains and restaurants under its umbrella including Clay Bowl Rice, Dong Dong Hainanese Chicken Rice, Niko Niko Japanese Cuisine, NoodleStar, Gao Peng Cuisine and House of Roasted Duck.
Gao Ji Food Group has come a long way since Mr Chong Seng Tong and his wife first sold their speciality Hakka Yong Tow Foo in Chinatown in 1954. The first Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee stall was set up in People’s Park Food Centre. Today there are more than 20 Yong Tow Foo outlets in Singapore and several restaurants in China, Indonesia and Singapore.
Koo Kee Restaurant occupies a shop unit on the ground level of Sultan Plaza. The decor is fairly basic.
It operates like a fast food restaurant. There are electronic menu boards as well as traditional menu book. Order and payment are made at the counter. You collect your food and the number on your receipt is flashed. There are also self-ordering kiosks at Koo Kee Restaurant in Jalan Sultan.
Menu of Koo Kee Restaurant
Koo Kee Restaurant at Sultan Plaza offers the diverse food offerings of the Gao Ji Food Group in a single eatery. It is open 24 hours a day and customers can indulge, in air-conditioned comfort, in the signature Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee as well dishes like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Double Boiled Soups, Hot Plates, Steamed dishes and Desserts. Below are sections of the menu of Koo Kee Restaurant in Jalan Sultan.
Koo Kee Set Meal
I could not enthuse anyone to go with me to visit a new restaurant by Koo Kee. So I visited the eatery on my own and ordered the Koo Kee Set ($6.50).
The set comprised the standard 5 piece Yong Tow Foo in a bowl of soup, noodles and a side dish of vegetables with fermented bean curd sauce.
The Yong Tow Foo – which consisted of Tau Hu, Tau Pok, Tau Kuah, Tau Kee and Fishball – did not disappoint. Each piece had a nice taste and texture. The soup made up of soya beans and ikan bilis was light but flavourful. The thin egg noodles were cooked just right and were springy. Topped with just minced meat, the noodles looked plain and simple but they were delicious even without anything else added to them. At Koo Kee Restaurant, you can help yourself to the sauces, which include the secret recipe sweet sauce and chilli sauce.
On the whole, it was a simple but satisfying meal in air-conditioned comfort. I will return to Koo Kee Restaurant again. Hopefully, I can persuade a few other ordinary patrons to join me so that we can try their other dishes.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Koo Kee Restaurant @ Sultan Plaza
100 Jalan Sultan
Tel: +65 6291 0949Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Nearby MRT Stations: Lavender, Nicoll Highway
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