this place is truly old-school: slightly cantankerous chinese-speaking staff, blue-white plastic dinnerware, and good food unpretentiously plated. the only caveat here is that while admittedly tasty, the food is a little on the rich + oily side – and I’m not one for fatty meats or oily vegetables (but you jolly well could be!)
the restaurant enjoys fantastic business – table spills out from the main airconditioned eating house right out to the corridors of the adjoining building, and the open space next to a carpark; and every table was taken up. particularly surprising since it’s not really along the main thoroughfare, but less curious given the standard of cooking.
we had a teochew-style steamed fish; a glistening house-specialty of fatty champagne ribs; fried silky eggy tofu with mushrooms; and two plates of sauteed vegetables. the tofu was my favourite – it was so soft and silky in the centre.
I think the flavors were good, but the cooks have a terribly heavy hand with the oil. every dish was just a bit too oily, even the vegetables, which left you with a greasy feel on the mouth – rather off-putting to me.
we’d return more frequently if the dishes were less oil-slippery, the meat less fatty – I certainly can’t begrudge the flavors here, and the cooking style could be right up your alley.
reservations definitely needed, and it’s a good place for family.
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