Keng Eng Kee Seafood (KEK) has opened a second outlet at Pandan Gardens. It is a dream comes true for head chef Wayne Liew, one of the youngest local zichar chef in Singapore. At KEK Seafood Pandan Garden, the menu is different from the Alexandra main branch. Chef Wayne Liew will be introducing his version of progressive zichar together with a couple of their signature dishes.
Prawn Toast 3.5/5
A delightful light starter is the Prawn Toast with sweet chilli sauce. The prawn is topped on toast and deep fried, resulting in a crispy exterior, crunchy and fluffy interior.
KEK Crunchy Greenery 3.8/5
This is an interesting twist for salad using ingredients such as Nai Bai Cai (Baby White Pak Choi), Fried Lotus Root, Prawn, Cashew Nuts and Deep Fried Flour Crisp. The medley of ingredients is then dressed in a sweet plum sauce and sesame oil inspired from the Chinese Yusheng sauce. A light and refreshing KEK Crunchy Greenery to kick start the dinner.
Sambal LaLa 3.8/5
We felt like having something spicy so we tried the Sambal LaLa ($12). The lala is big and plump, well coated with the sambal sauce. It is not as spicy as I thought, with a hint of sweetness. Hence those with low tolerance for spicy food, will find it easy for consumption.
Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs 4/5
KEK Seafood is known for its signature coffee pork ribs but I was in the mood to try something new. Hence I had the Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs ($15) instead. The pork ribs are deep fried to flavoursome and yet succulent. A very enjoyable dish.
Kai Lan with Dragon Beard 4/5
It is always good to have some greens in your meal for a balanced diet. We had the Kai Lan with Dragon Beard ($8). The addition of crispy baked cod fish strips provided an extra layer of texture enjoyment.
Salted Egg Yolk Crab Pasta 4.2/5
At KEK Seafood, it is not just about communal dining. There is also one meal dish such as the Salted Egg Yolk Crab Pasta ($15). This is another twist from Wayne to introduce a new take for zichar, catered to the young generation. The highlight has to be the rich and creamy salted egg yolk saue which made the pasta slurping good.
As you can see from my review, KEK Seafood at Pandan Gardens is offering a new take of zichar dishes. This is the space where Chef Wayne will constantly comes up with new idea and dishes to progress from the tradition. For fans of their traditional dishes, KEK Seafood at Alexandra will continue to wok up these dishes.
Keng Eng Kee Seafood
200 Pandan Gardens
Tel: +65 66943044
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 5pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Jurong East Bus Interchange (Stop ID 28009). Take bus number 51. Alight 7 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 25 minutes. [Map]