Food – Singapore


KEK Keng Eng Kee – Modern Zi Char Fare At Pandan Gardens, Including Salted Egg and Moonlight Spaghetti

I would consider Keng Eng Kee at Bukit Merah View one of Singapore’s best zhi char restaurants – some original signature items, dishes with wok hei, and actually good service with no (or few) grumpy aunties. Chef Wayne of Keng Eng Kee is giving it a modern touch with its new outlet at Pandan Gardens (ulu for many, I know). A shortened snappy name using the acronym of KEK, progressive Zi Char fare, of familiar local favourites given a twist. KEK calls it Mod ‘C’, which represents Modern Cze Char, and you get fares such as Chilli Soft Shell......

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Big Lazy Chop - "Da Lan Pai" Serves Meats With Salted Egg, Milk Butter, Champagne, Coffee Sauces

Big Lazy Chop – “Da Lan Pai” Serves Meats With Salted Egg, Milk Butter, Champagne, Coffee Sauces

Does anyone find the name “Da Lan Pai” 大懶排 mildly offensive? Maybe try saying it in another dialect. I was actually more amused than anything, at the tongue-in-cheek derivation from Hong Kong’s cooked food stalls. “Big Lazy Chop” is the literal translation, and the actual name of this dining...

December 28, 2015
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