Saturday, October 29, 2022

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), Lower Delta Road

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), Lower Delta Road

We've been wanting to come to try the food Chuan Kee Seafood (1091A Lower Delta Road, tel : +65 9878 9924) for some time. We knew that these guys were popular with folks for seafood and tze char but for some reasons I hadn't connected that popularity with the crowd we encountered. In peak hours, one has to wait in line for a table, wait in line to get orders taken and then followed by another wait for the food to be served. 

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), popcorn tau huey chillis

In the possibly daunting series of waits, there's free tau huay, popcorn and ice cream to pass the time. Tau huay was unnaturally soft and smooth - like those from Lau Ban.

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), bitter gourd omelette

First dish to arrive was the bitter gourd omelette. For unknown reasons I was imagining that they would look like the rendition done at Chin Chin. It didn't. Looked more like the one at Sum Kee. Was a pretty decent rendition. As I ate it, I thought about how I disliked bitter gourd as a kid. 

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), rice

Then came rice.

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), lychee sweet & sour pork

Wouldn't recommend their sweet and sour pork (咕噜肉). The sauce was light and tomato-y without much intensity. Did not think there was much mention worthy about the fried pork either. There was much more lychee in there than any other sweet and sour pork renditions I've had but that alone wouldn't save it from mediocrity. 

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), stir fried petai 清炒臭豆

That's petai beans stir fried with garlic (清炒臭豆) - not sambal like they're normally done. That resulted in more direct flavour from the beans and also some sharpness from the onions that went with the savoury garlic of the stir fry. I thought this was awesome with rice. 

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), kung bao frogs 宫保田鸡

Not bad kung bao frogs (宫保田鸡) if I might say. The sauce was decent as far as kung bao dishes went but I found myself missing those solid renditions that you can find from frog porridge stalls.

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), Lower Delta Road

Pretty vibrant eatery, would not mind coming back to try other dishes.

Chuan Kee Seafood (泉记海鲜煮炒), Lower Delta Road

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