had dinner with my OPS friends at beng thin hoon kee on 31.10.2016. ^^
we had 11pax. i ordered 8 dishes.
food was quite delicious. all my friends enjoyed the dishes. 🙂 i have not dined here for a while, and i was enjoying the food also. ^^
i asked for large duck salad. the server who took orders said medium was enough. that was good service.
& indeed salad was enough for 11pax.
this duck salad very refreshing & delicious. enjoyed it every time.
if you just looked at the ingredients – cucumber, melon, mango, a fed shreds of duck, it was very expensive at S$35 c/w say a far more substantive 4-appetizer starter at a teochew restaurant. but really what is enjoyable for the palate is all that counts. so i am very happy with this salad dish as starter.
the fish maw soup is always good here, literally choke a block with ingredients.
a very tasty soup because of the stock & crabmeat, great texture & intense goodness.
the price of the oyster egg is a bit off the charts! large is S$38! oyster egg for $38???
but eating here must order oyster egg leh. so i ordered medium S$28.
oysters were huge, fresh & tasty & quite good serving. the egg were like thin sheets, really well done. i guess i need to apply the duck salad psychology here. just that duck salad is uncommon & a delight, oyster egg is great here but not so special dish.
overall i must say it was a very good dish, even if it was S$28. 🙂
sea cucumber duck is another excellent dish here at beng thin.
i ordered large, which had a whole duck.
this dish was superbly done. duck was excellent, tender & sweet, sea cucumber added great texture, gravy was tasty, natural.
very enjoyable dish. ^^
for me, the cereal prawns was below par.
it was passable i guess, not sure if could be considered competent.
prawns were not the very fresh, or it was over-fried or was left out too long & the shell softened not so crispy.
the worst dish though had to be the brocoli.
brocoli is always a nice vegetable dish to have, no thanks to the cooking.
but this was tasteless, no wok hae, & texture not crunchy enough. most likely blanched not garlic fried & imperfect timing.
also, i was deciding between medium S$18 & large $24 & decided on large, so i am quite certain it was S$24 & not S$28. i did not notice till i got home.
at S$24 it was excessive for me. at S$28, it was like “rolling my eyes” la!
kong bak pao was excellent! 🙂
server told me there were 12 slices, anyway enough for 11pax. my piece was very tasty, the broth was excellent, & went very well with the bun.
the orh nee was i guess average.
not too sweet which was a plus, good texture & ok taste, just not “pang” enough. becos no lard? also no coconut milk on top.
better than some, and not among the best la! 🙂
we had a great fun time together. food was delicious & very enjoyable overall. & as old friends we shared a lot of jokes & banters.
restaurant was empty, like 3 tables included our own. service was good actually, kept changing plates, new towels, filling up tea pot, taking photos. quite cheerful too. nothing to complain la…
cost of dinner was S$384 for 11pax. i think quite ok for the delicious dishes we had. a friend brought a red wine & they charged S$5 per bottle corkage. that was quite good too.
i will probably come back here with my family.
Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant (茗珍奋记菜馆)