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