Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup
Finally an official visit to Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup which is walking distance from Kembangan Mrt Station. The last time round I visited here was about three years ago and all I ordered was a plate of Hor Fun! From my recollection, they had seats placed along the road and had 1-2 units, however, things has evolved. Right now, seats are placed indoors (probably due to NEA guidelines) and they have expanded their territory all the way to the other end of the row of shophouses.
The impression and vibe I got from Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup relates back to those Tze Char visits I had in Malaysia. Alfresco, a little rustic, vibrant atmosphere and huge array of food variety. Interestingly, their menu is mounted on the wall rather than in a booklet or in A4 size. As such, prepare your table number before ordering at the counter. I find this a brilliant method to reduce their staff’s walking mileage.
Tonight’s fellowship session was with my usher leaders from church! All being working adults, therefore our orders were much more extravagant and luxurious. We ordered Salted Egg Prawn ($38), Ginseng Black Chicken Soup ($15), Prawn Paste Chicken ($18), Sambal Kangkong ($13) and Fried Bee Hoon ($12).
Among the five dishes, below were the highlights for me!
The Fried Bee Hoon was a classic dish which many will order. Wrapped in leaf (forgotten its name) and esthetically simple, it was satisfying as there was a mild burnt flavour and had seafood in it.
My other favourite dish for the night was the Prawn Paste Chicken! Crispy and flavourful, but just a tad too oily. Nevertheless, it was shiokadoo! Over here, they only serve up mid wings but not in drumlets.
Lastly, the one in the spotlight was the Salted Egg Prawn!!! Large sea prawns drenched in well-balanced and creamy salted egg gravy were irresistible! Some servings from else where may leave your tongues feeling a little ‘weird’ ( I don’t know the word for it) after too much of it. On the contrary, I had a ‘clean’ feel despite spamming on the gravy and even dipping my black chicken in it!
Overall, it was a hearty and pleasurable but ‘heaty’ (disturbance to our ying and yang) dinner! The prawns may be a little over priced, but among 5 of us, each only had to come up with approx. $20 which I thought was acceptable. If you are visiting them, do try out their own rendition of mee sua sprinkled liberally with pig organs and mushrooms!
467 Changi Road
Tel: 9001 4000