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(Closed) Mong Hing Teochew Restaurant

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Serving Teochew cuisine since the 1950s, this restaurant has been acclaimed by Martin Yan as well as Hong Kong food critics. The chef's recommendations include braised goose or duck, sambal crayfish, steamed fish and yam paste with gingko nuts.

Daily: 11:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 23:00

+65 62234588
$36 based on 20 submissions
Children/Family (11 votes), Dinner (11 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (10 votes)
The Palette

Fabulous food

Over the past two weeks, I visited Mong Hing twice. Once with a group of girlfriends - that first foray to the restaurant left such an indelible mark for me that I simply had to put the restaurant to the test again by taking my family of picky eaters (especially my dad and brother-in-law) during the CNY period and trying out one of the set menus for 10 people. Well, the restaurant did not disappoint yet again. Each dish was just as delicious, flavoursome, generous on ingredients. Moreover, despite the crowds (they were fully booked), they were even prepared to prepare a few la carte dishes that I wanted my family to try in addition to the set menu- oyster on omelette and the tofu yam dish. The highlight for my family was the steamed pomfret cooked to perfection. Other notables were the fish maw soup that had generous proportions of ingredients, sambal crayfish, abalone with broccoli and the yam dessert. Every dish was wiped clean and relished with delight. Seeing my dad enjoy every mouthful was sheer joy for me. Service, in the form of James (I think that's his name), was fabulous too. He was friendly, accommodating and provided wisdom on our choices without being overly imposing. Thank you Mong Hing, you've a whole family of avid supporters now. 

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  • Crayfish3 votes
  • Fish Maw Soup3 votes
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26 May 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

one of the worst

Among Teochew, food is average. As an average there are way much better Teochew restaurant in SG. Service is worst that I have ever had. I have never had waiters look away more times as I tried to get their attention. They are just standing around and the owner even tried to defend them by saying it is too busy. When I walked out and confront the owner on this, he just say that this is the way, they are too busy, no apology.
14 Feb 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Fabulous food

Over the past two weeks, I visited Mong Hing twice. Once with a group of girlfriends - that first foray to the restaurant left such an indelible mark for me that I simply had to put the restaurant to the test again by taking my family of picky eaters (especially my dad and brother-in-law) during the CNY period and trying out one of the set menus for 10 people. Well, the restaurant did not disappoint yet again. Each dish was just as delicious, flavoursome, generous on ingredients. Moreover, despite the crowds (they were fully booked), they were even prepared to prepare a few la carte dishes that I wanted my family to try in addition to the set menu- oyster on omelette and the tofu yam dish. The highlight for my family was the steamed pomfret cooked to perfection. Other notables were the fish maw soup that had generous proportions of ingredients, sambal crayfish, abalone with broccoli and the yam dessert. Every dish was wiped clean and relished with delight. Seeing my dad enjoy every mouthful was sheer joy for me. Service, in the form of James (I think that's his name), was fabulous too. He was friendly, accommodating and provided wisdom on our choices without being overly imposing. Thank you Mong Hing, you've a whole family of avid supporters now. 
19 Mar 2012 • 56 reviews • 0 follower

Delicious!

(Note: Pictures can be found at http://wildchildurbancity.blogspot.com/2012/03/mong-hing-teochew-restaurant.html)

Recently, my father's friend invited us to dinner at Mong Hing Teochew Resturant. According to Mong Hing's website, it started rolling in the 1950s "at Singapore river side's new market". My father's friend was a child then, and was friends with the restaurant's chef, his family and the restaurant workers. They called him "fat boy" in dialect, and still recognise him today.

Mong Hing is much smaller in size than Beng Hiang, but the restaurant's design, decor, and its bar-type counter reminded me strongly of Beng Hiang. But I am too excited to go into detail about decor. It is a rare experience loving every or nearly every dish you eat at a restaurant. I had this experience at Mong Hing, and I want to go into its food. You must see the pictures.

We had:

- Pork Jelly

- Golden Pouches: The Golden Pouches were fried to a crisp yet not oily. Each was filled with delicious ground pork, pure and not mixed with cornflour. I could have eaten the fillings of five of them.

- Steamed Pomfret Teochew Style

- Mong Hing Sambal Crayfish: When the crayfish arrived, it was covered in so much fried egg and onions that I thought it was crab. In my opinion, the egg and onions outshone the crayfish. I did not taste much sambal in there, not of the sambal kangkong kind at least, and in fact the egg and onions tasted like they were fried char kway teow style. They were so good that they could be a dish on their own.

- Prawns with a julienned vegetable that was like leek: The prawns were big, fresh, springy and juicy.

- Hor Fun

- Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw: We were served with a generous amount of braised sea cucumber, fish maw and mushrooms so that each person could have had two pieces of each.

- Yam Paste Gingko Nuts & Pumpkin: I did not have any of this, but it was so delicious that my mother had half of my bowl, and my father's friend had the other half. Everyone else finished their bowl really fast.

And at the end we were served a complimentary plate of fruit and tea to clear away the grease.

My father's friends and my family enjoyed the food so much that we are planning to return soon. I already know a dish I want to try: Mong Hing's braised goose meat!

12 Dec 2011 • 473 reviews • 68 followers

Okay

Another long overdue post. Caught up with a couple of friends over dinner at Mong Hing, a Teochew restaurant at Keypoint and where I once had a pretty good dinner before.

Prawn Rolls - The heh zhor was decent - Lean meat with pockets of fats and bits of prawn. Crisp but not too oily. Good for many bites, especially with the sweet plum sauce.

Homemade Beancurd - This certainly didn't look like beancurd, not with the circular shaped, golden brown exterior. And honestly it didn't quite taste like tofu. The texture was more like Thai prawn cakes, just a lot less dense and "fluffier" so to speak. Definitely not smooth and silky, the way I like it. The only giveaway was the taste, which had a distinctive beancurd taste. Although I like tofu, this is something I will definitely not order again.

Prawns with Deep Fried Pumpkin - At $24++ for 6 prawns and 6 pieces of pumpkin coated with flour and deep fried, this was a joke. The prawns were drenched in sweet and sour sauce, which masked the natural flavour of the prawns. Total waste of prawns. The pumpkin however, were sweet and not too bad as a filler.

Stir Fried HK Kailan - Decent with a tinge of wok hei but lacking in dried sole fish. Wouldn't hurt to give a little more, would it?

Braised Goose - The goose was good - not too dry and well braised with the sauce not coming across as too salty.

We ended the meal with yam paste (orh nee) but I failed to get a shot of it. It was good but could have done with a little more fragrance. The infrequent bits of unevenness made for a nice smooth, yet inconsistent texture.

The 5 of us chalked up a bill of about $133. Not too expensive but quality of food seems to have dropped since my last visit. Maybe I should just stick to the likes of Huat Kee or Liang Kee or maybe I should give Mong Hing another chance.

See all my pictures here.

05 Dec 2011 • 43 reviews • 16 followers

Dinner on a Monday evening

Please refer to www.facebook.com/feilouship for pictures!

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Rating (out of 5) –

Food quality: 4.5

Service quality: 5

Ambience: 4.5

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1 = Poor

2 = Below Average

3 = Average

4 = Good

5 = Excellent

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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 :)

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This chilli sauce has plenty of white vinegar, which I LOVE.

Their Pu'er tea was GOOD too. and free flow.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 :)

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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.

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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!