Swee Kee (Ka-Soh) Fishhead Noodle House, Amoy St

While the end of the year usually means that work generally winds down to a trickle, it's been the converse for us. It's strangely gotten progressively busier these past few weeks. I suppose it could be seen as a good thing. With the recession looming, it's always a good thing to be loaded with more work than not. Consequently, we've had a couple of late-ish nights in the office.

Late nights in the office necessitates pampering our bellies with comfort food, and for old-school familiar favourites, we head to Ka-Soh, one of our late-night dining options that's both centrally-located and relatively 'al-cheapo'. A Cantonese cze char stalwart in its own right that's played a memorable part of our history and childhood, despite the widely held belief that the quality of their stuff has gone down over the years. In my view, the food's still delicious, just not as amazing as it used to be. And while it isn't the cheapest cze char around, they are considered cheap in light of the surrounding upmarket eateries.

We had the Fried Pork Ribs ($15.50 for large) moist and tender strips flavoured with Chinese five spice for that distinctive Oriental taste. Addictively tasty snack.

The Stir-Fried Kailan with Garlic ($9.50 for small), super crunchy mature greens seasoned lightly with garlic and oyster sauce.Would have much preferred baby kailan instead. These hurt my sore Invisalign-ed gums.

The Sliced Fish with Spring Onion and Ginger ($15.50 for large) was an exercise in restrained seasoning, leaving the focus on the freshness of the fish.

The piece de resistance here, the San Lou Hor Fan ($18.40 for large) is one of the best versions of this white hor fan. Clear, delicate flavours abound here, with fresh beansprouts and spring onions layered amidst light soy. If this is too plain for you, there's always that accompanying saucer of fried pork lard for additional crunch and taste 

Swee Kee (Ka-Soh) Fishhead Noodle House
96 Amoy Street
Tel: 6224 9920
Open daily from 11.45am to 2.30pm for lunch and from 5.30pm to 10.45pm for dinner
Website: www.ka-soh.com.sg


FoodieFC said...

Honestly, have not heard of this eatery. But the pictures of the food looks so delicious! The fried pork ribs looks so old sch style and crisp. San Lout Hor Fan looks expensive. But if the fish is fresh then its worth every cents!

Doing a google search to find a picture of the shop front, I end up seeing more photos of the food posted by you. haha. Makes me even more hungry.

Bern said...

Hahaa, catch-22 isn't it?

Well, the hor fan was the large portion so the dish fed 3 big eaters. Ka-Soh is admittedly a tad expensive, but how is it that you haven't heard of it before?!?!??!?!!! It's been around since before I was born! Maybe your parents would have heard of it...hahaa!

Anonymous said...

Everyone together now, "poor baby".

On a separate note, I have always wondered what the fuss was about this place. Fish slice noodles taste a bit insipid and the har cheong kai needs more har cheong. Nuff said!


muchadoabouteating said...

Haven't been to ka-soh for ages!!! Awww I miss its food. As for the quality, somehow maybe perhaps it's not the cooking which has degenerated but the quality of ingredient has dropped :( Eg, any form of duck anywhere used to taste much better in the past than now :( :(

FoodieFC said...

haha. Everyday learn new things =)

I seldom venture to this area of SG. Chances are I do not know the good eateries in that area.

Well, its never too late. If one day I do pass by, I will be sure to try!

Bern said...

Eh Professor, the fish slice noodles that u r referring to r the soupy milky ones izzit?

@muchadoabouteating: Hmm, you may be right there. It's all that GM crap and hormone-flooded meats and greens lah.

@FoodieFC: Not everything at Ka Soh is great. Stick to the san lou hor fan and fried pork ribs. The Professor is right, the har cheong gai isn't that good anymore.

DMC1982Nice said...

Nominated you for a Liebster award! http://mylifeinsin.blogspot.sg/2012/11/nominated-for-liebster-blog-by.html

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