Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, Mosque Street

This restaurant (8/9/10 Mosque Street, tel : +65 6222 3654) is an institution for rustic Teochew food.

pork aspic

We started off with an order of pork in aspic. Little chunks of pig trapped in a chilled gelatinous stock. This would be considered an Asian cold cut of sorts which is unfortunately, not commonly found anymore. I was glad to discover that the flavors of the stock could be found in the jelly surrounding the meat.

liver rolls and prawn balls (hae cho)

The next dish that was to quickly follow were assorted deep fried rolls of liver and chestnut along with prawn balls. I was expecting more liver-y flavors from the liver rolls, but the balance of flavors turned out quite moderated. Both the rolls and balls were pretty tasty and weren't excessively greasy.

Teochew styled braised duck

There was also a plate of braised duck in dark sauce which is one of the hallmarks of Teochew cuisine. It was fairly tasty, but I wouldn't say that it's any of the better duck that I've had.

oyster omelette

The oyster omelette was a winner here. Unlike the common variety that one can find in hawker centres, there isn't any flour involved in the omelette. It was just a hundred percent slab of fried beaten egg topped with semi-cooked small fat oysters and spring onion leaves.

sea cucumber stuffed with minced pork patty

The texture of the sea cucumber was a little chewy, but no real complains here about this dish. At what the restaurant charged, I am guessing that they aren't of the top tier quality.

cold crab

Cold crabs were pretty good. The flesh was a little stiff from the cold, but tasted sweet. The bodies were filled with heady tasting crab fat.

orh nee

Dessert was another trad item of yam paste with sweetened pumpkin and ginko nuts. I think there was a lack of lard and fried shallots in there for the aroma, but I guess it was still one of the better ones outside of a pricey Chinese restaurant.

2 comments:

FoodieFC said...

Hi

Hard to find good pork aspic nowadays!! I am so excited to see this post. Do you have the cost for each of the dishes and hows the food? good?

LiquidShaDow said...

Hey FoodieFC,

Pork in aspic $20
Cold crabs were $47
Duck was $20
Sea cucumber was $48 for portions to feed 4. The picture shows only a single portion.
Liver rolls and prawn ball $20
Oyster omelette $15
Orh nee is $16