A month has passed since the last Makansutra Dinner at Quan Xin Yuan. June 2013 Makansutra dinner was held at Ming Kee Live Seafood. Initially I thought that I was going to the same restaurant that I have frequent a number of time. It turned out that the son of Ming Kee Live Seafood has opened another restaurant with the same name just a few foot steps further down.
Steamed Boston Lobster with Garlic 4.5/5
When the Steamed Boston Lobster with Garlic was served, everyone was like going wow! It was a generous and sumptuous serving. The tonnes of garlic on top of the springy lobster flesh complemented it, allowing one to enjoy the freshness and sweetness of the lobster to the fullest.
Braised Crocodile Horn Strip in Superior Stock 3/5
The dish had everyone guessing what was it because all of us could not tell what was the jelly liked ingredient. Initially I thought it was some sea cucumber but it turned out to be the crocodile skin. The Braised Crocodile Horn Strip in Superior Stock actually tasted like the peppery pig intestine soup.
Jumbo Canadian Oyster 4.5/5
When the Boston Lobster was served, everyone at the table went wow. The table probably went triple wow, wow, wow! when the Jumbo Canadian Oyster was served. This is the biggest giant oyster I have ever eaten. Drizzled with a delectable black bean sauce, the combination was simple heavenly.
Steamed Soon Hock in Hong Kong Style 3.8/5
The Steamed Soon Hock in Hong Kong Style was interesting cut into chunks. The snow white chunks of fish meat was light, firm and fresh.
Smoked Duck Breast 4/5
The Smoked Duck Breast was very beautiful. With a hint of smokey fragrant, the duck meat was still pink, tender and moist.
Guinness Sauce Short Rib 4/5
The Guinness Sauce Short Rib was evenly coated and caramelised. The short rib was succulent and packed with flavours.
Triple Cooked Crab Beehoon 3.8/5
I was eagerly waiting for Ming Kee's signature Triple Cooked Crab Beehoon. It is a must order whenever I visit the restaurant. I like the version at Ming Kee because the beehoon is very flavourful absorbing and infusing the robust crab flavour. Unfortunately the Triple Cooked Crab Beehoon was on the salty side that day and I was quite disappointed.
Homemade Coconut Jelly 3/5
Dinner ends on a sweet note with the Homemade Coconut Jelly. A light and refreshing dessert that somehow helps to cleanse the palate after a sumptuous seafood feast.
Food at the new Ming Kee Live Seafood is definitely top notch and good. The new Ming Kee Live Seafood does not entertain walk in, it is a private dining concept restaurant so do make your reservation first before making your way to the new Ming Kee Live Seafood.
Ming Kee Live Seafood
520 Macpherson Road
Tel: +65 67445520
Nearest MRT: Tai Seng (CC Line)
1) Alight at Tai Seng MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk towards Macpherson Road. Turn right at Macpherson road. Walk down Macpherson Road to the stretch of shop houses. Journey time about 10 minutes.