Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:30 - 22:30
Chin Lee Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant located on Bedok North Road.
Having heard many good reviews on this restaurant, decided to a dinner there to celebrate my mum's birthday. I made reservations 2 weeks before and the people there called back 1 day in advance before the dinner to confirm the reservation which I didn't expected it. I find it was nice of them to do so. Although located at a HDB void deck, but is decently decorated and with a touch of chinese ambience. There are two areas, one with air-conditioning and one without which is outside the garden area. We brought a cake along and without us asking, one of the waitress when serving the drinks asked whether do we want to put the cake in their fridge and to be served after the dinner. We ordered few dishes based on recommendation. Overall food is good except I find the quantity is a bit little for some dishes. I strongly recommend this place with good food and good service and don't burnt a big hole in the pocket to people like me looking for cheap and good things.
We had dinner at this familiar Teochew restaurant @ Bedok one Sunday evening.
Homemade Teochew Prawn Ball - The heh zhor was pretty nice; Deep fried till crisp on the outside with nice crunchy bits on the inside (probably from the chestnut) sans the excessive fat meat. Accompanied with a mildly sweet plum sauce.
Stir Fried Broccoli with Prawns - Competently executed, the broccoli wasn't overcooked and sported a nice garlicky stir fry whilst the prawns were reasonably sized and crunchy.
Teochew Braised Duck - Thickly sliced and trickling with runny but flavourful gravy, the braised duck was tender with a nice roughness to it and flavourful. Served on a bed of sliced, relatively silky beancurd. Nice!
Beancurd with Shimeiji Mushroom - Smooth, savoury beancurd topped with minced pork and Shimeiji mushrooms. What's not to like? I could just have this with rice!
Teochew Yam Paste with Pumpkin - Ending off our satisfying meal was the orh nee, which I make it a point to order at every Teochew restaurant, regardless of how stuffed I may be. And Chin Lee's rendition is still one of the best in my humble opinion. Wonderfully smooth and fragrant without coming across as cloyingly sweet even though it seemed to be sitting in a pool of syrup. I had seconds, naturally.
Prices seem to have crept up a little but still remain relatively reasonable at about $90 for 4pax. Food quality is definitely a few notches above average and service is decent, considering the amount of part timers they hire. Reservations are highly recommended unless you don't mind dining early (530pm).
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Celebrated a birthday recently. Service from the senior staff taking reservation and order is deplorable. Misc charges also on the high side. will not return again after repeated poor service, though food is ok