Showing posts with label .Station: Ubi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label .Station: Ubi. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Lee Do Restaurant @ Automobile Megamart (Ubi) - Keeping Traditions Alive While Serving 50 year Old Recipes


Lee Do Restaurant at Automobile Megamart Ubi is one of the oldest restaurants in Singapore, serving traditional Fuzhou (Hockchew) dishes. The late Mr Tan Seng Eng set up the restaurant in 1964 at a small HDB coffee shop off Bendemeer Road before moving to its current location. Currently, the restaurant is run by the third generation, keeping the traditional food scene alive.

Fu Zhou Fried Noodles 4/5

The Fu Zhou Fried Noodles ($12/$24) is a delightful plate of thick, chewy wheat noodles stir-fried to perfection with pork slices, prawns, clams and vegetables. The soy sauce added a savoury richness that permeates every strand of noodle, further elevated with the addition of pork lards.

Fuzhou Fishball Soup 3.8/5


The Fuzhou Fishball Soup ($10/$18) is a light and flavoursome broth, brightened with the addition of shallot, seaweed and spring onions. Unlike the usual fishball, the bouncy Fuzhou fishball stuffed with marinated pork gives the bite-size treat an elevated burst of flavour and satisfying textural enjoyment.

Steam White Cabbage with Scallop Sauce 3.8/5

The Steam White Cabbage with Scallop Sauce ($20) is delicately steamed to a lovely softness, retaining its sweetness and allowing the natural flavours of the cabbage to shine. However, the scallop sauce was lacking, failing to enliven the dish. It could be more prominent to enhance the sweetness of the cabbage.

Claypot Red Wine Chicken Soup 4.2/5

The Claypot Red Wine Chicken Soup ($16/$30), cooked in aromatic red rice wine, comprises tender chicken infused with the distinctive sweetness of the red rice wine. It even comes with silky Tang Hoon that soaks up the delicious broth for comforting enjoyment.

Yam Paste with Ginko Nuts 4/5

Lastly, we had the Yam Paste with Gink Nuts ($4.50) to wrap up our dinner on a sweet note. The restaurant may specialise in Fuzhou cuisine, but the yam paste, traditionally a Teochew dish, was well done, having the right creamy consistency and subtle sweetness.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Lee Do Restaurant
Automobile Megamart
61 Ubi Avenue 2
Singapore 408898
Tel: +65 67422181
Nearest MRT: Ubi (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 1130am - 3pm, 530pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Ubi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to traffic light junction. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Mr Yakiniku (烧肉先生) @ Ubi Ave 4 - Affordable Japanese Grilled Meat Sets From $8.80



Mr Yakiniku (烧肉先生) is a relatively new Yakiniku hawker stall hidden in a kopitiam within Ubi industrial estate, just beside Comfort Delgo Driving Centre. Besides affordable Japanese grilled meat set starting from $8.80, the place has instagrammable corners such as torii replica, Japanese lanterns and fairy lights.


Beef Set and Pork Set 4/5

Have problems deciding what to order, or do you want a bit of everything? Don't work. You can go for the Beef Set and Pork Set. The Beef Set comprises Karubi, Short Plate, Harami (100g for $11.80/ 200g for $17.80), and the Pork Set consists of Pork Jowl, Pork Belly, Pork Collar (150g for $14.80, 250g for $21.80).

Kinoko Moriawase 3/5, Yasai Moriawase 3/5

We also had assorted mushrooms and vegetables to go along with the meats. The Kinoko Moriawase (100g for $7) and Yasai Moriawase ($4.50) save me a lot of trouble deciding what to order.

Wagyu Steak 4/5

Though it is a hawker stall, you can savour premium cuts such as the Wagyu Steak MS4/5 (120g for $19). Diners will be delighted by the tender texture from its beautiful marbling.

Karubi Prime 4/5

Another cut we enjoy a lot is the Karubi Prime (50g for $8, 100g for $14). Though the boneless short rib is not as fatty as the wagyu, it still comes across as very flavourful and tender.

Chicken Thigh 3.5/5

Mentaiko Ebi 4/5

Hotate 3.5/5

Besides the various Japanese beef cuts, there are many other ala carte items that diners can add to the yakiniku experience. We had other selections such as Chicken Thigh (50g for $3/ 100g for $5), Mentaiko Ebi ($5 for 2pc/ $9 for 4pc) and Hotate ($11 for 3pc).


Not forgetting the four homemade Yakiniku Sauces to complement the grilled meats and seafood. They are the Signature Mr Yakiniku Sauce which comes with pineapple puree for tartness, Togarashi Salt, Ponzu and Citrus Salt.


Overall, I find Mr Yakiniku is worth checking out. I like the whole ambience with the entire fairy lights and Japanese lanterns set up while having bbq under the stars. The pricing is also very reasonable with value-for-money meat sets.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Mr Yakiniku (烧肉先生)
179 Ubi Ave 4
Singapore 408793
Tel: +65 80444007
Nearest MRT: Ubi (DT Line), Tai Seng (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 230pm, 5pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Ubi MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Ubi Ave 3. Turn right onto Ubi Ave 3. Walk to the end of Ubi Ave 3. Continue onto Ubi Ave 4. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Tai Seng MRT station. Take Exit C. Turn right and walk to Breadtalk IHQ. Walk to Airport Road. Cross the road and walk to Ubi Road. Turn left onto Ubi Ave 4. Walk down Ubi Ave 4. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mei Mei Roast @ Ubi Road - Roast Meats Stall By Kay Lee's Younger Sister


Many of you may know of Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint at Paya Lebar which sold their business to Aztech group for $4 million. Since then it has expanded into may outlets across the island but somehow I find that it has lost its authenticity, not to mention the stingy portion of roast meat that comes with a higher price tag now.


I got to know about Mei Mei Roast at Ubi Road 1 when I came across a posting by my fellow foodie kaki, Uncle Bob. It got me even more excited to read that the stall is operated by Kay Lee's younger sister. Hence I decided to make my way down to the stall on a Sat to check it out since it is now more accessible with the new Downtown Line 3.

Roasted Duck 4.5/5

I ordered a platter of roasted duck, char siew and sio bak. Among the 3 different roast meats, my favourite is the Roasted Duck. The bird is given a coat of crispiness with a nice hint of charred smokiness. The meat was also tender and juicy. I enjoyed so much that I gone back to packet a whole duck back for my parents.

Char Siew 4/5

The Char Siew was also very enjoyable with the right proportion of lean meat and fats, with the bittersweet charred bits. However I felt the marination was a bit too sweet for my liking.

Sio Bak 4.2/5

To my little surprise, the Sio Bak turned out pretty good too. The succulent pork belly has a enjoyable layers of lean, fats and char. On top of that, it is crowned with a layer of crispy and crackling skin.


Besides the different roasted meats offer at the stall, Mei Mei Roast also offers noodles, kway chap, braised duck and soups. The humble stalls sell quite a lot of items indeed. Thanks to Uncle Bob's posting on facebook, I have discovered a new found love for roasted meat, especially the roasted duck.

Mei Mei Roast
Blk 3014 Ubi Road 1
Tel: +65 98208391
Singapore 408702
Nearest MRT: Ubi (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 5pm

1) Alight at Ubi MRT station. Take Exit. Walk down junction of Ubi Ave and Ubi Road 3. Cross the road and walk down Ubi Ave. Walk towards block 3021. Turn right and cut across the industrial estate to block 3014. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mr LorBak @ Ubi - A Comforting Bowl of Lu Rou Fan At $3.50


The constant breakdowns of the MRT train services have inconvenienced many commuters but we cannot deny that it has also provided accessibility to many places which is hard to reach. A good example is the opening of the Downtime Line 3, it brings us into Ubi neighbourhood. I would never image myself traveling all the way from the West to Ubi without the new MRT line.


The opening of the new Downtime Line 3 means I can explore new places for food. One of such new places is Mr LorBak near Ubi MRT station. The stall is opened by a younger hawker, Mr William which used to would as a GM in a restaurant group before venturing on his own selling Lu Rou Fan adopting a recipe from his grandmother.

Lu Rou Fan 4/5

Unlike the Taiwanese style, the Lu Rou Fan ($3.50) here comes with chunky pieces of braised pork belly. Do not expect melted in the mouth type but a pieces of fatty belly that is well braised, infused with the different herbs and spices, and yet still have a fork tender bite to it. The braised pork belly comes across with a stronger herbal taste, which may be a bit hard for some to accept due to the hint of aftertaste bitterness.


Besides the chunky braised pork belly pieces, the bowl of Lu Rou Ran is comes with a whole braised egg and crunch black fungus. For the price, it is quite generous and value for money.

Mixed Platter 4/5

To complete the meal, you can also add on additional braised item such as tau pok, peanuts, mushroom and preserved mustard greens. I have one of each which costs me an additional $2.


Overall this is comforting rice bowl to satisfy a meal. If you do not like those strong herbal taste then you may not like the braised pork belly rice here. Do expect long queues during lunch time.

Mr LorBak
Blk 350 Ubi Ave 1
Singapore 400350
Nearest MRT: Ubi (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 11am - 8pm
(Closed on Tue)

1) Alight at Ubi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Ubi Road 3. Turn left onto Ubi Road 3 and walk to Ubi Ave 1. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]