Good Value Lunch (with Amex Vouchers) @ Chui Huay Lim on 25Jun2014

ter kar tan - S$10

ter kar tan – S$10

jumbo group have an ongoing amex promotion giving out voucher booklets for every S$120nett spend by amex card. i was given a booklet expiring 30jun2014, and 5 of us arranged to have lunch at chui huay lim on 25.6.2014. 🙂

i find chui huay lim kind of on the expensive side, but when there were substantive discounts like the good lunch we had on 4.11.2013, then it was pretty worth it.

for this time, we were using 1 S$60 voucher which require a total bill of S$150nett or above. i ordered the usual pig trotter jelly, hae chor & cold crab. also ordered 1/2 braised duck, 2 vege & a seafood meesua & ended with orh nee. including tea, bill came to S$111 for 5pax after the S$60 discount. & since we could get another voucher booklet if the net bills was S$120, we ordered 2 more ah bo ning (mochi dumplings) at S$4each. 🙂

#1 ter kar tan (pig trotter jelly) always good here.

hae chor - S$10

hae chor – S$10

#2 hae chor good too, very crisp.

teochew cold crab - S$30

teochew cold crab – S$30

#3 cold crab was sweet, among the better ones.

1/2 teochew braised duck - S$28

1/2 teochew braised duck – S$28

#4 the teochew braised duck was also good, flavour, tender, moist. 🙂

kai lan with ti pro - S$14

kai lan with ti poh- S$14

#5 kailan with ti poh pretty ok, i guess kind of standard.

#6 i ordered another spinach also S$14 (no photo).

seafood mee sua - S$18

seafood mee sua – S$18

#7 seafood meesua quite ok, also standard issue.

orh nee - S$4.50

orh nee – S$4.50

#8 the orh nee was much better than i expected, very smooth, not too sweet & nicely presented. better than ah orh which served a good orh nee too.

overall, though we did not order too many dishes or expensive ones, it was quite a good lunch for 5pax at only S$121nett & we took back a new voucher booklet include another S$60 voucher for chui huay lim. not bad la! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

P.S. photo credits to my good friend, 1 of the diners as i did not take any photo.

Great Bakuteh @ Ng Ah Sio Chui Huay Lim on 23Aug2013

ng ah sio bakuteh - S$9.80

ng ah sio bakuteh – S$9.80

<had bakuteh at Song Fa on 5.9.2013. ribs were a bit better & cheaper than ng ah sio if w/o voucher discounts>

this a quick post. i love bakuteh. there was a time i could eat bakuteh like 5 times a week! still can..haha. 🙂

there are many good bakuteh stalls in Singapore. my favourite used to be rong cheng at sin min road (have not tried the branch at midview city) which served a huge tasty prime rib, followed by lao ah tee next to boon keng MRT, which also served cold teochew mullet (乌鱼) & Japanese seabass (小黄鱼) which i like. 🙂 however recently i tried rong cheng & somehow the rib tasted different while the price went up from S$6 to S$7 a bowl.

was looking for a lunch place & saw the deal.com S$18 for S$30 voucher for ng ah sio @ chui huay lim, and decided to give it a try.

this the new ng ah sio branch at keng lee road. it is an aircon environment, so the price is higher & there is 10% service & also GST.  the bakuteh (top photo) was S$9.80 & the set which include rice, you tiao & chye buay was S$2 more at S$11.80 so we ordered 2 sets. 🙂

set include you tiao,  chye buay & rice

set include you tiao, chye buay & rice

pork trotters - S$8

pork trotters – S$8

we also ordered a braised pig trotters to share. the bakuteh was good, sweet & not overcooked. the you tiao was crisp & not soft (usually i don’t order you tiao because they were cut too early & became soft after being left in the bowl before serving), the pork trotter was a large portion & just good for sharing. it was tasty & had nicely braised skin & fat together with the meat.

the meal comprising 2 bakuteh set + 1 trotters to share came to S$37 & after using the voucher, net was S$25. it was good & S$25 would be about the price to pay in any other bakuteh stall, so it was ok really! i would certainly not pay S$37 for this! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy