Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), Shaw Centre

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), Shaw Centre

I've never heard of Mui Kee (#01-12 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, tel : +65 6737 2422) before it was announced on the news that Les Amis would be partnering up with them to establish a branch of their congee shop here. Trust Les Amis to come up with a pricey congee shop. Anyways, curiosity got the better of us and here we were.

Porridge was okay. Not sure why these fellas are generating such crowds but I suppose novelty would be one of the reasons. I wouldn't queue for it though. The congee I had became watery pretty quickly. It had a sweetness from the scallops. I was thinking that they might have had consistency along the lines of Zhen Zhen but these were not as gloopy. This particular bowl was not worth what we paid for.

What was impressive was the threadfin belly bowl that featured thick slices of scorched belly meat. We were informed that it was one of their signature congee and those came with wok hei. Yes, that smoky aroma was definitely infused into the congee. I'd come back just for that.

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), drunken chicken

We had some dishes on the side. Drunken chicken was not bad, but then again, it's not bad in many places. So not a selling point.

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), kanpachi

This however was. Thick sliced kanpachi done up like Chinese yu sang. The fish used was of good quality with a superb dressing that included soy sauce, sesame oil and a squeeze of lime.

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), dough fritters

While the food was generally good, one had to be the obvious weakest link. The fried crullers which were a little too greasy and too dense. Not very good at soaking up the congee. Didn't like these.

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), fried bean curd skin

I'd eat their fried bean curd skins again anytime.

Mui Kee Congee (妹記), Shaw Centre

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