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Soon Heng Restaurant

AsianChinese
Located at Kinta Road, Soon Heng Restaurant serves Asian and Chinese cuisine.

Mon - Fri: 10:30 - 20:30

Sat, Sun &: 10:30 - 17:00

+65 62947343
$13 based on 8 submissions
Dinner (5 votes), Lunch (5 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (4 votes)
mary tan 834

Delicious Curry Fish Head at Soon Heng!

I was at the airport the other day to receive some guests from Japan on behalf of my company. Since it was near dinner time, I asked them what they would like to have and to my surprise.....they suggested that they would like to have curry fishhead at Soon Heng Restaurant at 39 Kinta Road! It seemed that they have heard so much about  the famous curry fishhead from their peers that  they must have when they come to Singapore. So off we go to try out the curry fishhead.........at Soon Heng Restaurant.....

When we reached there, we were greeted by their friendly staffs who ushered us to our table. I placed the order for a curry fishhead for five. There were so many dish offered that in the end I ordered some assam black ink squids, lemak curry chicken, ikan billis, kang kong for my guests. Before long.....I was very happy that my guests were happily tucking in the delicious food and they were full of praise for the food. The food was excellent and the service provided by the staffs were fast and with their ever smiling face!

For those who have not visited Soon Heng Restaurant... I truly recommend that you do ...cos I did... with my job accomplised for making my guests very happy on their very first night in Singapore with delicious curry fish head from Soon Heng!

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20 May 2012 • 16 reviews • 0 follower

Didn't like it

Just finished lunch at Soon Heng and I'm still sitting here as I write this. Food arrived fast enough since all are precooked. The fish head curry was like a normal Indian assam curry but more diluted. It was so watery and there were fish scales in it which wasn't pleasant. It was a mix between Indian and Chinese curry and it didn't turn out well in this case. The best I liked was the squid in black ink sauce. It had flavour but the squid didn't have that springy bite. The achar and papadum came as sides and didn't know we had to pay. Anyway I heard the standard dropped; the place was not packed during lunch time. I didn't like it and I won't be returning.

Ate: Large Fish Head Curry, Cabbage, Squid in Black Ink

15 Jun 2010 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Family favourite

I suppose I'm not really in any position to comment on this place because I have long ago lost all capacity for objectivity. My family has been coming here for three generations (and that's how many generations have been in Singapore, so that counts for something). The one thing I would say is that this is one place that all taxi drivers know, and if there's any group of people who have amassed the greatest amount of knowledge about good eats, it's the taxi drivers. About the food - the curry fish head is the standard, and it's good, but it's not the main draw of this place. What you need to come here for is the curry chicken wings and the assam sotong in squid ink. The latter is absolutely phenomenal. It's so black, that it looks green - which may not make any sense in print but makes perfect sense when you actually see and eat it. Very few of the other dishes are stellar; they're mostly passable, except for the deep fried fish in sambal, which was actively disappointing.
31 May 2010 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Delicious Curry Fish Head at Soon Heng!

I was at the airport the other day to receive some guests from Japan on behalf of my company. Since it was near dinner time, I asked them what they would like to have and to my surprise.....they suggested that they would like to have curry fishhead at Soon Heng Restaurant at 39 Kinta Road! It seemed that they have heard so much about  the famous curry fishhead from their peers that  they must have when they come to Singapore. So off we go to try out the curry fishhead.........at Soon Heng Restaurant.....

When we reached there, we were greeted by their friendly staffs who ushered us to our table. I placed the order for a curry fishhead for five. There were so many dish offered that in the end I ordered some assam black ink squids, lemak curry chicken, ikan billis, kang kong for my guests. Before long.....I was very happy that my guests were happily tucking in the delicious food and they were full of praise for the food. The food was excellent and the service provided by the staffs were fast and with their ever smiling face!

For those who have not visited Soon Heng Restaurant... I truly recommend that you do ...cos I did... with my job accomplised for making my guests very happy on their very first night in Singapore with delicious curry fish head from Soon Heng!

21 Apr 2010 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

Childhood favourite

My family has been eating at this restaurant for 3 generations now, and I am probably too biased to give an objective opinion.  Everyone goes for the fish head curry but there are two other very underrated dishes - the sotong in squid ink and the curry chicken wings.



27 Feb 2010 • 1 review • 0 follower

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Soon Heng Restaurant

I can never be accustomed to this monsterous fish head in curry sauce. It lookes awful. The taste, however, is light and plain, although the volume is very heavy.

I am a little bit surprised that many Japanese like fish head curry.

Though Soon Heng is specialized in curry, the food they prepare has Chinese or Malay taste and little Indian taste. I find it very interesting. Soon Heng is located quite near from Race Cource Roaed, so near from many other Indian curry restaurants where most of the clients are Indians. The people here are mostly Chinese and eat not with fingers but with knife and fork!

The restaurant also serves, except for fish head and some other curry dishes, rather ordinary Chinese or Malay food such as fried green vegitable and bean sprouts with tau-fu, as seen in the picture right above.

When you take seat in Soon Heng, lime juice, cooked rice and fish head curry are immediately served suitable for the number of people. You receive plates andknives and forks, but no banana leaves. I'm sorry. I promised I will introduce here "banana leaf" curry and instead introduced "China plate" curry.

However, Soon Heng is famous among Chinese Singaporeans. I am convinced that this is one of the representative fish head curry restaurants in Singapore.

made Nov.9

Credits To:http://simonseow.blogspot.com/2008/05/soon-heng-curry-fish-head-kinta-road.html

Found this restaurant when I was googling for Kinta Road. The purpose I googled Kinta Road is because Nuffnang SG's office is at 33, Kinta Road. So, as planned I took the MRT and stopped in Farrer Park station (NE 8). Suppose to take exit F to go to Kinta Road but it was closed for renovation, so took exit E instead and have to cross the road to Kinta Road.





Locality map in the MRT Station

 



At last, I found Kinta Road



 



Soon Heng Restaurant in just around the corner

Don't let the name Soon Heng Restaurant deceived you, it might sounds like a Chinese restaurant but what they are selling there is Indian food just like your banana leaf rice except that they don't use banana leaf and their owner and chef are Chinese. Read from a forum that curry fish head here is good but it's a bit big and expensive for me to eat even a small portion curry fish head which priced at about $22-$24. So I ordered curry fish for 1 person instead.





Curry fish

The curry fish is not those that you found in a typical Chinese restaurant where they use a lot of santan (coconut milk). This one uses assam rather than santan which made the curry a bit sourly, which is good because goes well with the 'fishy' taste of the fish. The fish is smooth and fresh but I found that the curry is a little bland not enough sour. Maybe I'm used to the curry fish head that I used to eat from young in Kepong Baru which is very sour and got a good bit of curry. Nevertheless the curry here is very appetizing, I even have to order an extra bowl of small rice.

Rating: 3.5/5



Indian Fish cake that is quite authentic and kangkung with belacan



Only half way eating that I noticed that each customer have a packet of this.



Yes, you guess it right, it's papadum pack in a sealed plastic bag. I think there's two purpose for this, one is hygienic reason and the other is to keep the crispiness of the papadum. Not like the one you found in some Nasi Kandar restaurant which stored the papadum in a container which will very fast turn soggy. I found that the papadum here is not too oily and very tasty.





Crispy papadum on my rice



 



I downed my lunch with a glass of refreshing iced lime juice

 

 

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