Wendy Lim 721 •
05 Dec 2011 • 43 reviews • 16 followers
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Rating (out of 5) –
Food quality: 4.5
Service quality: 5
1 = Poor
2 = Below Average
3 = Average
4 = Good
5 = Excellent
After we placed our order, we were immediately served with this chilli sauce and 梅菜. We all LOVED the 梅菜, including my kiddo. Ok maybe I gotta give some facts about my family. I'm a Teochew, and that makes my girl a half-Teochew :P My hubby and mum are both Hokkien. Hence, our tastes may somewhat affect the verdict of this Teochew restaurant :)
This chilli sauce has plenty of white vinegar, which I LOVE.
Their Pu'er tea was GOOD too. and free flow.
1st up was 红烧豆腐 (braised beancurd). I was d*** impressed with this dish, lemme tell you why.
The smell of this dish hit all of us immediately upon its arrival. It was d*** tok kong i tell you. I immediately went '很香很香！！' (smells good smells good!). For such a simple dish to smell so good, it's really quite a feat leh!!
This dish has plenty of interesting ingredients. Besides beancurd, they also added green beans, prawns, minced meat and pieces of yam! So homey :)
And the other impressive thing is, the gravy made my girl finish all her rice!! *claps claps*!!
Your next question is "But maybe got a lot of MSG leh?'
My answer is No, they do not use much MSG. I will end up guzzling water once I have too much MSG (like the Penang Food restaurant 2 weeks ago) but this time round, i did not do that. Another round of applause.
Next we had the deep fried chicken dumplings. I sank my teeth into one of these and immediately decided that these stuff are d*** fresh! even though it's deep fried, the skin was the crispiest ever and the meat inside was so juicy. It was definitely not frozen.
We also ordered a $45 promfret.. It came in this huge plate that made my girl go 'WOW'.
The fish was so fresh, the soup was so sweet. I really got nothing to complain about leh. This restaurant uses really fresh stuff. Being a Chinese, these simple dishes are enough to satisfy, compared to an international buffet or even Morton's. My mum loved this dish, she dissected the whole fish!
We also ordered '3 Mushrooms'. obviously this dish is ordered for my girl coz she loves mushrooms. We all loved it too, coz it has pork belly, cashew nuts and leek! Another homey dish a mum would cook :)
Lastly we had Yam paste, their signature dish. It was perfect, just that there was this slight orangey tinge. It was negligible however.I had 1.5 bowls of this :))
After the yam paste, they served us small cups of this bitter tea,
supposedly to help clear the oil after the yam paste i believe. Not sure if this is standard teochew protocol, but i find it extremely thoughtful.
We had a very pleasant dining experience at Mong Hing. Even hubby had no complaints coz their service was tip top. The auntie with white grey hair was very attentive to my girl's needs, asking her if she would like water, or fork and spoon etc. She pulled up an extra chair to put our bags, and asked us twice or thrice if the food was okay. She kept refilling our tea, even after the restaurant got a a bit crowded. The server who served our food was a friendly chap too, whom my girl teased quite a bit. The order-taker (also another different chap) was patient and well-mannered.
I will definitely visit again for this kind of food that won't go wrong!