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Aug 7, 2011 07:40 AM

Singapore - Cold Crab at Huat Kee Teochew Restaurant

Huat Kee is one of the stalwarts for Teochew (Cantonese: Chiuchow, Mandarin: Chaozhou) cuisine ( 潮州菜) in Singapore. The other famous Teochew restaurants in town included Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) on Mosque Street and Swa Garden on MacPherson Road. But Huat Kee rules the roost in terms of its more refined cooking style and its very pleasant ambience - comparatively, Lee Kui is always over-crowded, frayed at the edges and has waitresses who're so rude, they make Wong Kei London's waiters look like angels; whilst Swa Garden's more suitable for a casual meal, with its robust, rustic set-up and country-style cooking.

Huat Kee did 2 Teochew staples very well - the braised goose, and the cold crab - which we really enjoyed this evening. But one can order pretty much every & any Teochew food items that one can think of here, from crisp discs of noodles to be eaten with vinegar and sugar, to sea cucumbers stuffed with minced pork.

Address details
Huat Kee Teochew Restaurant
74 Amoy Street
Singapore 069929
Tel: +65 6423 4747

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  1. I prefer Imperial Treasure Teochew at Ngee Ann City. But the last trip I went there, half the dishes I wanted to order were not available!!!

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    1. re: FourSeasons

      Imperial Treasure is getting waaaay too popular, FourSeasons! I had dim sum lunch at its Great World City outlet yesterday, and will be lunching at its Paragon outlet tomorrow - seems like all my relatives & friends are choosing Imperial Treasure over Crystal Jade Palace these days!
      Even my 89-year-old aunt quipped that she preferred Imperial Treasure's har-gau and char-siu-bao over Crystal Jade Palace's nowadays!!

      Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant
      391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238872, SG

    2. What varietal of crab do they use in S'pore? Looks like a cross between some North American dungeness crab and Australian stone crab?! I'm surprise being in the tropics,'flower crab' , so commonly used in HK are not used?!

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      1. re: Charles Yu

        I don't know, Charles - must ask the restaurant owner on my next trip there. I think they source their crabs from Indonesia.