124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Singapore 150124

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

12:00pm - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm



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Spinach with Ikan Billis

This vegetable dish would have been considered as a thorn among the roses of seafood like Chilli and pepper crab and juicy prawns and fish dishes .

However - this dish is my personal Favourite from Keng eng kee. The fresh vegetables are cooked just right with a hint of spiciness from some red cut chillies while the crunchy ikan billis provided the umami for the dish.

I specifically asked for the omission of corn starch because this dish typically comes with a sauce with a gooey / sticky consistency- which I dislike :)

Do try ordering sans the corn starch and you may be in for a surprise !

I thoroughly enjoyed this dish! Some pieces were mostly flour instead of meat but they were fried so very crispy and so satisfying when drenched with the sauce. I haven't had much experience with marmite in zi char (though I've tried, and liked, vegemite as a spread) but this reminded me so much of a sweet honey glaze. I can only imagine it'll go so well with a steaming bowl of white rice, but today we chose the horfun and sambal fried rice for our carbs.

Not a fan of this unfortunately, although it seems like they are known for this too. A little too oily and greasy for my liking, and they got cold really quickly. Prawn paste was generous, though!

Another of their signature dish! It's certainly one of the better renditions I've had, just because the coffee flavour wasn't overpowering and nicely balanced with the sweet. One piece is probably enough to satisfy though!

This was the best dish of the night, in most of our opinions! They were fried till crisp, and although I was expecting a wetter "zhup", it was good nonetheless! Texture wise was something like the bits in cereal prawn, and although there was a few in our party who don't eat seafood, they ate those addictive bits happily.

To be honest I was expecting a lil more considering it's so highly raved about, and wished there was more wok hei. BUT I will admit there was something about the noodles that made the dish too easy to slurp down and finish. Plus points for it not tasting too greasy!

Tender ribs soaked in sweet and sticky sauce, the coffee ribs are so fragrant I could eat it like this with just a bowl of rice πŸ‘πŸΌ

Definitely a must order here, this dish is as fragrant as it is crispy. Utterly chewy, the sotong was so fresh I cleared the entire plate πŸ’―

No points given for guessing why this dish is called Moonlight Hor Fun (ζœˆε…‰ζ²³η²‰). Undoubtedly the most wok hei laden plate of Hor fun I've tasted, the plate's filled to the brim with lup cheong and other seafood. When you break the yolk and mixed it with the Hor fun, the dish instantly becomes more smooth and slippery. πŸ’―

Delicious zhichar at reasonable prices. Don't let the picture of empty tables fool you - I dined early to avoid the crowd. If you notice closely, the empty tables are all actually reserved, as can be seen by the orders scribbled down on a price of paper that is attached to the plastic standee on each table!

So yes, you can call in advance to reserve a table, but be prepared to also place your order then to secure your reservation. ☺

We had:
Coffee Pork Ribs - Small / ε’–ε•‘ζŽ’ιͺ¨ - 小 ($12)
Great honey & coffee flavour, no bones to drive me crazy. Insanely fragrant too.

Prawn Roll - Small / θ™Ύζž£ - 小 ($8)
Though fried, oil doesn't ooze from its side, which I really like. Comes with dipping sauce in a little plastic dish.

Lotus Vegetables - Small /θœθ„―ε°η‚’ηŽ‹ - 小 ($12)
Crunchy bits left crunchy, juicy bits were juicy. Good choice!

Double Boiled Soup - Large / ζ—Άζ—₯村汀 - 倧 ($12)
Slightly creamy, comfortingly decadent. Check with them what soups are available as it changes often.

Bai Ling Gu & Chinese Mushrooms with Spinach - Small / η™½η΅θ‡ε†¬θ‡θ θœ - 小 ($15)
This was alright, didn't find it very special but also I'm not the biggest fan of spinach, so...

Individual bowls of rice are 60Β’ each. Wet towels are chargeable by default at 20Β’ each; if you don't want them, just return them when you call for the bill.

🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ“ž Accepts reservations - call them

A term used to describe Chinese communal dining, where various homestyle dishes are shared and eaten with white rice, "zi char" is a great meal option for groups β€” the more diners there are, the more dishes you get to try. A Burpple community favourite for zi char, KEK offers dishes that are full on flavour and affordably-priced, plus the service is prompt and friendly. Get the popular Coffee Ribs (from $12), which sees tender ribs slicked in a sweet and sticky sauce, redolent with the aroma of coffee; as well as the Salted Egg Yolk Sotong (from $12), where perfectly deep-fried battered squid rings are tossed with umami-rich salted egg sauce. Instead of pairing these with rice, get a plate of Moonlight Hor Fun (from $5) for carbs. Bearing a delicious smokiness from the wok, this dish of flat rice noodles is cooked with Chinese sausage, prawns, bean sprouts and lard, finished with a raw egg that completely transforms the dish when you mix it in. Pro tip: Order small portions of the dishes, so you have tummy space to try more. They also charge a very reasonable $5/bottle for corkage if you wish to BYOB. A cold Riesling goes wonderfully with the food here.
Avg Price: $15 per person
Photos by Burpplers Muriel A, Su Yin Neo and Burpple Tastemaker Xing Wei Chua

Three of us went to this restaurant and we ordered too much for our dinner! We picked coffee rib, salted egg crab, cereal prawn and one veg but that's definitely too much for me even we picked small for all food. The food are all strong in taste but should be good if you eat them with rice.

Super niceee. 2nd super yummy dish is Moonlight Horfun, the texture is great and everything just right. This 2 dishes are fried but dont feel any oily-ness at all. A bit of let down is chillfoodi crab, no kick, feel crab meat is abit overcooked and the gravy was watery. But they have the best steam mantou, which saved the chillicrab. They have one of the best moonlight horfun and steam bun and mushroom bun. Finally ate at this store where I walk pass at least once a mth for past 2 years. πŸ˜‚ near yet far is perfect sentence to describe this. #saturdate #sgfood #chillicrab #KEKseafood #burpple #igsg

To be honest I wasn't very impressed the first time I went because I found the flavours unbalanced and a bit on the heavy side. Still decided to give it another try, since it's pretty close to NUS.
Suggested to have dinner at this famed zi char place w my lab mates before some of them leave for their homeland. Glad that the chef was not heavy handed this time round and that my friends all enjoyed the food! .
We got 8 dishes for 8 of us πŸ˜‚.
1. Moonlight Horfun (large)
2. Coffee pork ribs (med)
3. Hotplate tofu (med)
4. Mingzhu roll (med)
5. Hei zou (med)
6. Spinach w 3 eggs (med)
7. Chill crab
8. Steamed salted egg crab.
If you're wondering, we cleared it. 🀣
The slightly oily and tasty moonlight Horfun w lup cheong and salted fish doesn't need any introduction. Their specialty, mingzhu roll, beancurd skin with salted egg, ham and shiitake mushrooms is also a tasty combination.
The items that was surprisingly good were the chilli crab and salted egg crab! Not having heard anyone try these items over here, I still ordered to give my friends an all Singapore zi char experience. The chilli crab sauce had just the right level of sweetness and spiciness, except the strange thing is that they don't serve fried mantous. They only serve steamed mantous, but it was really quite good w the sauce! Their mantous are soft and fluffy even when it was left out for some time!
Glad that we went with the steamed salted egg crab rather than the fried salted egg crab. The salted egg sauce was creamy and tasty enough and with it being steamed allows you to coat the chunky crab meat with the creamy sauce! Because if it was fried it would have been too dry. .
The coffee ribs was quite tender! And it went well with the slightly sweet and bitter coating.πŸ‘πŸ»
Glad that the dishes were done well in general, even beyond what they are famous for. 🀀
#burpple #kengengkee #zichar #sgfood

If I had to choose one dish to recommend from KEK seafood, it will be this Salted Egg Crab! Among all those salted egg menus, I feel that KEK's salted egg sauce is the best. Before digging in the crab, you might want to slurp the sauce first 😍

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