We used the online Keng Eng Kee delivery website to order some tze char comfort food. This popular tze char restaurant at Alexandra Village is famous for their seafood items and signature coffee pork ribs.
Before the COVID cirsuit breaker, we had been to the KEK main outlet at Bukit Merah Lane. It has a traditional coffee shop style area and an enclosed airconditioned area. You can read about our visit here. More recently, KEK also collaborated with Tiger beer for the Tiger Street Lab project at the Jewel at Changi Airport. KEK supplies the food and Tiger serves the booze. A very sensible combination. You can read our visit here. Currently Tiger Street Lab is closed. Keng Eng Kee restaurant is still open but only for takeaway and delivery.
Our Keng Eng Kee Delivery Lunch
The first three dishes that we ordered from KEK delivery were automatic choices – coffee pork ribs ($18), eggplant with minced pork and salted fish ($15 for medium portion) and Prawn Roll 虾枣 ($9.60). Some people think we are boring people as we tend to order the same things. But in these times, especially when ordering by takeaway, it is better to stick to the tried and tested. We were still short of the $50 minimum for delivery and so added a Stir Fried Beehoon 星洲米粉 ($10.80 for medium portion). The delivery service was good – everything arrived intact and punctually. The Keng Eng Kee delivery fee was $5.
Coffee Pork Ribs 咖啡排骨
Like other tze char restaurants Keng Eng Kee also serves the familiar tze char dish of pork ribs 排骨王. But their signature coffee pork ribs is a winner. Like the usual pork ribs, it is coated with a sweetish marinade but with a mild coffee flavour. We also like it because it is a meaty dish with a low proportion of bones.
These “home-made” hae cho are made with a blend of minced pork , carrot, prawns & water chestnut, wrapped with beancurd skin. This deep fried item is almost as delicious as the coffee ribs.
Eggplant and Bee Hoon
These eggplant could have gone very well with plain steamed rice. But they are versatile enough to be eaten with any plain carbo dish like the bee hoon we had that day. The rich meaty gravy is perfect to go with the soft creamy texture of the eggplant.
The fried bee hoon was ok but not as memorable as the other dishes. There was a choice of seafood or meat when we selected fried beehoon. The quantity of seafood was low. Some small pieces of fish and squid were found at the bottom of the dish. We will try another noodle dish the next time.
Keng Eng Kee Seafood 瓊榮記海鲜
Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-136, Singapore 150124
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