Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chui Xiang Kitchen (醉香小厨) @ Casuarina Road - A Wonderful Dinner In The Neighbourhood

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Chui Xiang Kitchen (醉香小厨) is a neighbourhood Chinese restaurant located along Casuarina Road. The restaurant is helmed by chef owner Kok Kwang Chiu who has worked in various restaurant for about 8 years before venturing out on his home. If I remembered correctly, I first visited the place when it was at Teck Chye Terrace. The restaurant then moved to Commonwealth Avenue before settling down at its current location.

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Live Lobster Porridge 4/5

To celebrate my sister's birthday, we decided to go to Chui Xiang Kitchen. We were lucky to get a restaurant as the place was packed during our visit on a Saturday night. We started with the Live Lobster Porridge. The huge pot of porridge came with 4 halfed lobsters for 7 pax. The server will take out the lobsters from the pot so diners can consume the porridge at ease. It is really a good pot of porridge held together by a flavourful and robust superior stock, which was comforting and hearty. However, I could not really taste the essence of the crustacean in the porridge.

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Braised Pork Belly 4.2/5

The Braised Pork Belly was perfectly executed. The piece of meat was very soft and melted in the mouth. It is like a sponge that has absorbed the beautiful flavours of the braising sauce.

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Fried Pork with Marmite Sauce 4.5/5

A common cze char dish on the menu is the Fried Pork with Marmite Sauce. Don't get me wrong. The well executed dish has a refinement to it. The pork was tender and juicy with a slight exterior crisp coated evenly with the marmite sauce, giving it a balanced sweet and savory finishing.

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Homemade Tofu with Enoki Mushrooms 4.2/5

Another common dish on the menu is the Homemade Tofu with Enoki Mushrooms. The homemade tofu was very smooth and silky with a nice thin layer of crispy skin. The addition of enoki mushroom gave the dish a delightful texture contrast.

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Sliced Duck with Mongolian Sauce 4.8/5

The highlight for me at Chui Xiang Kitchen is their Sliced Duck with Mongolian Sauce. The smoked duck was done perfectly with a nice thin layer of fat. The cooking technique seems to bring out the flavour of the duck even more. Paired it with the mongolian sauce for an even elevated appreciation.

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Vegetable with Three Eggs 4.8/5

With all the meats, don't forget your vegetable. The Vegetable with Three Eggs was superb. Definitely one of the best I have eaten. The superior stock married the flavours of the 3 different types of egg excellently, complementing the crunchy greens.

I definitely have a wonderful dinner experience at Chui Xiang Kitchen. I really envy the people staying near the restaurant. They are so lucky to have such a good restaurant in their hood.


Chui Xiang Kitchen (醉香小厨)superb. 
126 Casuarina Road
Singapore 579514
Tel: +65 64584567
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Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1100am - 230pm, 5pm - 1030pm

Direction: 
1) Alight at Ang Mo Kio MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (Stop ID 54009). Take bus number 169. Alight 8 bus stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 25 minutes. [Map]

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