[Circuit Breaker Special] Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant known for its Chao Ta Bee Hoon and other zi char dishes located at 43 Jalan Besar (Shing Boon Hwa Food Center) is offering delivery services.
Delivery Charge varies from $8 – $18 based on your delivery address. Menu here for reference.
– Whatsapp with name and order to +65 9729 8145.
– After which, the final pricing (including delivery charge) and PAYNOW account mobile no will be replied.
– Order and delivery will proceed once payment made.
– Pre-ordering is recommended.
For self-pick, you can call at +65 6396 5390 to pre-order.
Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant is known for serving up bee hoon that looks like a pancake.
To be more precise, a plate of Chao Ta Bee Hoon (burnt vermicelli).
This crispy vermicelli ($7, $14, $20) is the must-try dish at Yong Kee located within a coffeeshop along Jalan Besar Road.
You might have seen this dish before in Malaysia, but it is uncommon here. During peak hours, customers have to wait a while for the dish, but they say it is worth the wait.
You could see the orderly presentation of thin flat vermicelli lined with bean sprouts, spring onions and crunchy pork lard. Rather unexpected at a typical grimy zi char place.
The layered taste was exceptional – crusty on the outside, moist and flavoursome inside. Fried with pork slices and egg, the strands of vermicelli have absorbed all the tasty stock.
Eating that with some powerful sambal chilli was just divine.
The other popular dishes were the Assam Fish Head ($26), Black Pepper Crabs (market price), Prawns served with Salad Cream ($20), Salt Steam Kampong Chicken ($15), Seafood Beancurd ($15) and Thai Style Pig Trotters ($22).
I ordered the Shrimp Paste Chicken and Fried Prawn Roll as these are the usual deep-fried favourites.
The fresh pork, minced prawns and water chestnut of the Fried Prawn Roll aka Hei Cho wrapped inside a beancurd skin and deep-fried, gave a nostalgic and authentic feel. I was glad there was not too much flour added into the marinade.
As for the Prawn served with Salad Cream ($20), the batter turned kind of soggy after being soaked in a decorative honeydew container.
A pity as the fruits and prawn combination would have tasted rather sweet and pleasing on its own without the mayonnaise-overload.
Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant
43 Jalan Besar Singapore 208804
+65 6396 5390
Opening Hours: 6pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)