Thursday, April 20, 2017

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio (NS Line)

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

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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