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August 18, 2019

Mui Kee Congee, Singapore…Is there a sadder sound than the scraping of your spoon on the bottom of a congee bowl?

If I’ve learned one thing from ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ it’s that Goldilocks had the right idea: you’ve got to be picky about your porridge or congee. The good old fashioned, authentic congee I’ve sampled  at Mui Kee is juuuust right. It serves exactly the kind of Chinese food that you would get in the best of Hong Kong restaurants. It’s a tiny place with no room to eat in, but it’s proper street food with a kick.

There is a great selection of parrot fish belly, homemade pork meatballs and threadfin belly. It is incredibly delicious and well made with the ones with the fish belly having a distinct presence of wok hei in the porridge, which we all love.

Is there a sadder sound than the scraping of your spoon on the bottom of a congee bowl? Paws off, baby bear. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

 

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April 10, 2011

Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant, Singapore…sum lor hor fun with nice “wok hei”

Their signature dish is the Sum lor hor fun (fresh fish slices stir-fried with rice noodles). The delicious fish slices were very fresh and tasty and blended very well with the beansprouts and hor fun which was smooth with nice wok hei (cantonese for “wok aroma” : the charred taste of something stir fried) aroma. 

The other dish which was very good was a mix of two of my favourite things – coffee and barbeque ribs – into one.  The dark coffee sauce tastes bittersweet and fragrant and goes remarkably well with the meat.  The chunks of pork ribs are so very tender and the strong coffee aroma accompanied every bite I took.

This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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