Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Chiew Kee Noodle House, Upper Cross Street

Chiew Kee Noodle House, Upper Cross Street

This (32 Upper Cross Street) was the other soya sauce chicken shop which is related to Chew Kee in the past but had now become competitors. It seemed that this shop had seen more recent renovations while Chew Kee looked a little rustic.

Chiew Kee Noodle House, soya sauce chicken

There were definitely some differences in the braising sauce that they have concocted for their soya sauce chicken. Chew Kee's sauce had a little more herbal flavour. I'm not sure if I had imagined it but their sauce tasted a little sweeter. That being said, the one here was not slouch. Both shops featured very tender chickens.

Chiew Kee Noodle House, eggs tau kwa

We had a side of eggs and tau kwa which were flavoured with a similar braising sauce. These were pretty good.

Chiew Kee Noodle House, noodles

What was noticeably different were the noodles. I thought the texture of those noodles from Chew Kee were better because they had more bite.

Chiew Kee Noodle House, chicken rice

It seems also that both stalls differentiated themselves with their chicken rice. Chiew Kee here had a light but flavoursome rice which was a little garlicky while Chew Kee's rice had a light flavour from ginger. Needless to say, I preferred the rice here. Chew Kee also has tastier boiled dumpings (水餃).

If you were looking for a verdict on which one is better, it's not happening here. It's a preference thing. I liked both and would have no qualms eating at either. Maybe I do like Chew Kee a little bit more.

Chiew Kee Noodle House, Upper Cross Street

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