Sunday, 12 August 2018

Mui Kee Congee – Comforting Hong Kong Congee

Mui Kee Congee

Mui Kee Congee originated from Hong Kong has reached the shore of Singapore. It was brought over by Les Amis Group, owner of multi concepts dining establishment known for its quality.

Mui Kee Congee

Mui Kee Congee is renowned for their silky-smooth congee filled with old school ingenuity. In Singapore, they signature congees are Parrot Fish Belly and Homemade Pork Meatballs. Worried that the fish belly is too fatty, I decided to order Sliced Parrot Fish Congee ($9.80) plus an add-on of Meatballs ($4).

Sliced Parrot Fish Congee plus meatballs

The congee is silky and smooth, with a lingering charred flavour in the fish. At first, I thought it was burnt, however, I later found out that it was due to the high fired used at the beginning to fire up the fish slices. The congee is added afterwards. Each slice of the fish is thick, firm and have a good bite to it. While the homemade pork balls are juicy and succulent. Let’s just say that I have two signatures congee in one bowl.

Sliced Parrot Fish

Meatballs

The congee does not come with you tiao, so you have to order it separately. Crispy Dough Fritters ($2). Definitely, a perfect pairing to give the congee a contrasting crispy texture and also helps soaks up the flavour in the congee.

Crispy Dough Fritters

One of the side dishes that I ordered is Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing Wine ($10). The flesh of the chicken is on the firm side and you can taste the Shaoxing wine absorbs into the inner part of the meat. Very good and appetizing indeed.  

Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing Wine 

For vegetable, we ordered Poached Kai Lan ($8). Though the oyster sauce is solid, the kai lan was overcooked. It was missing the crunchy bite to it. Drinks, Iced Hong Kong Milk Tea ($3.50). The tea has a nice smooth milky texture; however, it can be better if the tea is darker.

Poached Kai Lan
Iced Hong Kong Milk Tea

The décor of the restaurant has a modern Cha Chaan Teng feel to it. Seating is limited, so sharing table just like in Hong Kong is kind of a norm here. Service is efficient and the service staff tried to use Cantonese in taking your order. However, feel free to switch to English or Chinese to your convenient. Expect long queue during lunch and dinner time, the rest of the time should be very normal.

Overall, Mui Kee Congee expansion to Singapore brought with them the culture and taste of Hong Kong dining. Definitely worth a visit if you are craving for Hong Kong Style of Congee.

Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 7.5/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25
  
Mui Kee Congee
1 Scotts Road
#01-12, Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208

T: +65 6737 2422
IG: @Muikeesg
OH: 11.30 – 15.00, 18.00 – 22.00 Daily.


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