This year to celebrate mum's birthday, we decided to go to Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant (亮记潮州餐馆) at Whampoa West. I finally have the opportunity to drag my lazy feet to check out one of the traditional Teochew Chinese restaurants in Singapore.
Braised Duck Platter 4.2/5
A must order in every Teochew restaurant is the braised duck. I had the Braised Duck Platter that comes with cleanly sliced braised duck, braised tofu and duck wings. The texture of the braised duck was perfectly tender and soft. However I find the sauce on the salty side and the herbal taste was quite mild.
Oyster Omelette 4/5
When the Oyster Omelette was served, my heart sunk. I felt kind of cheated. It was not what I imaged. The version I had at Ah Orh Seafood restaurant is topped with huge oysters but here there was no oysters in sight. Wait a minute, the oysters are actually hidden underneath the bed of egg omelette. I wonder why the restaurant served in this way compare to the other restaurants. Is there a purpose of doing so?
Fish Maw Soup 3.5/5
The Fish Maw Soup was comforting and homely. Add a dash of vinegar and pepper to further accentuated the taste with pieces of the crunchy fish maws swimming in the soup.
Sambal Crayfish 3/5
I wanted to try their cold crabs but unfortunately it was not available. Hence we chose to try the Sambal Crayfish instead. First of all, I don't enjoy how the crayfish was chopped into small pieces. Second I doubt it is the best way to appreciate the fresh sweetness of the crayfish.
Prawn Roll 4.5/5
The Prawn Roll is one of the better ones I have eaten for a long while. Unlike most places, the prawn roll has more ratio of minced prawn to minced pork. And it is huge!
Cereal Prawn 4/5
Deep fried to a nice crisp is the Cereal Prawn. It is quite good that it can be eaten together with the shell.
Steamed Promfret 4.5/5
The Teochew style Steamed Promfret was cooked to perfection.The flesh was moist and sweet. It came with hints of sourness fand spiciness from salted vegetables, the chilli and ginger giving it a lift in taste and flavour.
Orh Nee 4.8/5
A must order before leaving Liang Kee is the Orh Nee or Yam Paste. Comes with pumpkin and gingko nuts, this is a delicious bowl of dessert. I like the fact that the yam paste still has a coarse texture which comes with a distinct yam flavour.
There are 3 Liang Kee restaurants in Singapore namely Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant, G7 Liang Kee and Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee. So which is the original? Well the original one is Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant now located at Whampoa West, run by former Ng Bak Liang's 3rd son, Ng Siang Lin. Closely related is Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee opened by the 5th son. Mr Ng Bak Liang started the original restaurant at New Market (Xin Par Sat) in 1974. When Liang Kee relocated from New Market to Havelock Road, the partnership with a Taiwanese partner eventually turned sour and the brothers moved to Roberston Quay. The taiwanese took over the restaurant and renamed it G7 Liang Kee. The original Liang eventually moved into the Whampoa West when the rental got too high.
Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant (亮记潮州餐馆)
Blk 34 Whampoa West
Tel: +65 62977789
Nearest MRT: Boon Keng (NE Line)
Daily: 1130am - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Boon Keng MRT station. Take Exit B. Blk to block 34. Walk to the end of the block. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]