Chinese

Chinese

Staying true to mah roots and eating all things Asian
Alicia Ho
Alicia Ho

Ordered a bowl of mee sua along with their famed porridge here and I’m rather disappointed with this. While it’s termed mee sua, it spots a different texture from the mee sua I’m so accustomed to and actually tastes more like 米线.

I love the heap of diced garlic thrown in though, making this dish a lot more fragrant, giving a different texture to the bite along with the generous amount of sliced pork.

Was so intrigued by the name of this dish I got to give it a try! While it’s “fried” cause of the direct translation, it’s actually 炒粥.

Definitely one of the must try dish here, since it’s their signature. Any hints of gamines from the generous amount of offal within would have been covered by the strong wok hei taste emitting from this fragrant porridge, which was deeply rich and savoury.

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Kudos to the chef for the knife work, having sliced the silken tofu so thinly without the slightest crack on them. This was a flavourful dish and the sauce goes well with rice! This happened to be one of their signature dish so you can consider giving it a try!

Was utterly disappointed with the food here I didn’t even bother editing my photos. Ordered 辣子鸡 and it came with that few bits of Chili padi. Initially thought, perhaps those are for decoration, the chicken might have been marinated or seasoned with chilli but no, these were barely spicy. The diced chicken were crispy and decent, and I feel I probably wouldn’t be as annoyed had I not know it was 辣子鸡。

Toasted Buns ($1) was unimpressive. I enjoyed the seasoning dusted upon it but not the bun. It might have been toasted a tad too long and boy was the bun dry. While it may look like 2 buns, let me assure you, it’s one bun, sliced in half and I would suggest giving it a miss cause it wasn’t worth paying $1 for a mantou.

Regardless, the meal here seems to leave you craving for water.

The Grilled Enoki Mushroom Wrapped with Pork ($1.50) was dismal. What would otherwise had been an amazing bite sized nibble at a normal BBQ party, was badly done here. The enoki mushroom had all but shrivelled up and was devoid of juice, and don’t get me started on the pork. The plating was pitiful too, mind you, it came looking like that, I didn’t unwrap it 🥺

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Rather disappointing a meal, I’d say. Their Grilled Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens was one of their specialty and a recommended dish as mentioned on the menu, but I was left sorely disappointed. Fish was pretty textbook, nothing much to shout about. Sodium level was sky high and you’d find yourself chugging water through a restless night of sleep.

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My family has an unhealthy obsession with duck rice, seeming to eat once every week. Nonetheless, this is one of the better ones I’ve tasted, with tender meat and fragrant rice! Though, I still pretty much prefer my Yukee Duck Rice hahaha

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Salted Baked Chicken is a traditional Hakka dish, prepared by encasing the chicken in a bed of salt before being wrapped up like a present, to be unwrapped by you later on. The result is a chicken that's not at all dry, soaked in its juice, where all its essence is being reabsorbed into the tender, succulent chicken. Paired it with a bowl of rice and their tangy chili sauce and it makes for a delightful meal.

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I believe over ordering at Swee Choon is a common problem, regardless of whether you’re dining there or not. Tell me I’m not the only one?

Takeaway for Father’s Day but the taste is definitely different from dining in. Cold, lumpy and soggy, it was a disappointment for sure but understandable given that it’s takeaway.

Got Ngoh Hiang to accompany our meal and was a tad disappointed. No doubt they were bursting with ingredients and aromatic, but this five spice pork rolls could have brought with it a little crunch. Not sure if there were water chestnuts within it, which could have given them a much needed crunch, but the beancurd skin could have been crispier. Takeaway might have affected it's quality, but it's still a pretty decent spring roll if you're looking for one!

Ordered Gong Bao Frog Leg, but ended up with Ginger and Spring Onion Frog Leg instead. Still good nonetheless, with the flavours bringing about a sense of familiarity and homeliness.⁣

Alicia Ho

Level 9 Burppler · 1407 Reviews

Foodie with a habit of leaving food behind. Instagram : @food.ally

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