Siang Hee Restaurant

We had dinner with Kang and Long, 2 of our best men, for our once-a-month meet-ups. We usually meet up with each of them individually, but this month's been really hectic for us, what with our trip to Bangkok and the appeal papers all being due this month, and so, we had them both for a joint-dinner. We brought Kang and Long to Siang Hee, one of our favourite choices for a cheap and good meal. The plus point about Siang Hee is its centralised location at Zion Road, which is going to be a thing of the past, as the entire estate has been en-bloc-ed. We've been informed that they will be moving to the second floor of the Commonwealth Crescent Food Centre.

As usual, we had an amazing time, munching and chatting slowly through the delicious dinner (we've now made them both fans of Siang Hee), and then over drinks at the nearby Great World City. There's a reason why these guys make up one half of my best men. They've been my lifeline through the years and really, the brothers I never had. I'm truly blessed to have them in my life.

We started off with the Chef Special Beancurd ($8), cubes of silky smooth and soft wobbly beancurd lined on one side with mashed spinach, drenched in a starchy delicate gravy. I liked that shimeiji mushrooms lent a luxurious element.

The Roasted Pork Omelette ($6) was perfectly done, with sweetened caramelized onions and halved prawns chunking up the slightly-burnt-at-the-edges-but-oh-so-yummy fluffy omelette.

The Five-Spice Roasted Chicken was, for a coffee shop cze char production, unbelievably commendable. This was restaurant-standard. Crisp flavoursome skin, moist tender tasty flesh, lightly accented by lime and spiced with the accompanying chilli dip, this was delicious.

The Butter Cream Prawns with Pumpkin ($15), with the jumbo-sized prawns encased in a thick batter and fried to a crunch, and slathered in a golden thick pumpkin mash with peppery elements of curry leaves and cut chilli padi.

The Fried French Beans with Dried Shrimps ($7) was a well-fried balance of soft and crunchy textures, with salty fried shrimps providing the flavour to the sweet vegetables.

Siang Hee Restaurant
Blk 89 Zion Road #01-137
Tel: 9736 4067
Open daily from 11am to 10.30pm
Closed once every 3 weeks on Tuesdays

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