Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Original Chew Kee Eating House (钊记面家), Upper Cross Street

Original Chew Kee Eating House (钊记面家), chicken rice

I don't remember if I had ever eaten at Chew Kee (8 Upper Cross Street), but even if I had, it must have been eons ago. We've passed by their location countless times and have always wondered at those prettily browned soy sauce chickens hanging at the front of the stall. 

Original Chew Kee Eating House (钊记面家), soy sauce chicken

So we had a half chicken with tau kwa and eggs, some noodles and chicken rice along with a bowl of sui kau (水餃) soup. The rice had a light gingery flavour; the noodles were deliciously chewy and those dumplings were nicely texturized by bits of water chestnuts in the minced pork. It was obvious that these guys were real specialists at what they were whipping up.

Original Chew Kee Eating House (钊记面家), soy sauce chicken

The soy sauce chicken was delicious and tender with flavourful dark skin. There was a pleasant sweetness (甘甜) from the herbs that was used in the dark braising liquid that they concocted for their birds. Will come back but not before giving their competitor down the road a go.

Original Chew Kee Eating House, Upper Cross Street

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