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.

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, pork aspicpork 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 flavour of the stock could be found in the jelly surrounding the meat.

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, hae choliver 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 flavour from the liver rolls, but the taste was quite moderated. Both the rolls and balls were pretty tasty and weren't excessively greasy.

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, braised duckTeochew 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 quite tasty, but I wouldn't say that it's one of the better ducks that we've had.

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, oyster omeletteoyster 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 a hundred percent slab of fried beaten egg that was topped with semi-cooked small fat oysters and spring onion leaves.

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, sea cucumbersea 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 sea cucumbers.

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, cold crabscold 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 (tomally).

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, orh neeorh nee

Dessert was another tradition item of yam paste with sweetened pumpkin and ginko nuts. No lard and fried shallots in there for the aroma but I guess it was still one of the better done ones outside of a pricey Chinese restaurant.


FoodieFC said...


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