The Hungry Bunny •
15 Aug 2014 • 578 reviews • 20 followers
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The passing years have been kind to Hua Yu Wee
, evidenced by the restaurant bursting at the seams with multi-generational family types on a weekend night. Even if the quality of their food has, by and large, deteriorated over the years. With inconsistent and middling fare, I found that only their black pepper crabs were truly worth the drive out to the far east.
1) Black Pepper Crab
($57.60 for 1.2kg): only highlight of dinner, robust with an overt peppery heat that was cut with lashings of caramelized onions. This sweetened peppery accents, I found to be unique, as most other black pepper crab renditions taste of a buttery peppery heat. The sweet onions were a wonderful complement to the luscious flesh of the gargantuan crustacean.
2) Steamed Marble Goby
($48 for 800gm) done Hongkong-style: fresh but unevenly cooked. For the most part, it was steamed well, but there were some parts that were unforgiveably overcooked.
3) Sotong You Tiao
($8): a bit fishy but somewhat saved by the tangy spiced rojak dip.
4) Sweet & Sour Pork
($10): lacking in a toothsome crunch.
5) Garlic Stir-Fried Dou Miao
($10): while lacking in a smoky fragrance, was uniquely laced with salted fish.
6) Eefu Noodles
($8): lacking in both flavour and finesse. This was just soaked in soy and oyster sauce without the depth of good stock