Monday, June 11

Beng Hiang Restaurant 茗香菜馆, Amoy Street

What. A. Weekend.

Melodrama aside, there was plenty to celebrate as kw's brother, whom you might recall currently lives in California, came back for their mum's 60th birthday and brought along his girlfriend, Sandy, who was visiting Singapore for the first time.

On top of hawker food, my FIL suggested Beng Hiang Restaurant 茗香菜馆 (www.benghiang.com/) for a slice of old school Hokkien grub. As soon as all the party had arrived (a couple of us had a manicure/ pedicure session before lunch, heh), he proceeded to ordered a bunch of stuff like a seasoned pro.


Fish Maw Thick Soup with Crabmeat

Gooey, gunky. Nothing too repulsive despite how it looks. Downed the entire bowl as I was hungry and complimentary roasted peanuts can only do so much.

 
Deep Fried Ngo Hiang and Prawn Ball

I think taking into consideration my love for fried food, this was probably my favourite dish of the meal.

 
Kong Bak Pau

Comfort fats sandwiched between soft-as-baby's-bottom carbs. Tasty but expectedly so in a non-relevationary way.

   

My heart doesn't stop beating for KL noodles to begin with and these KL noodles weren't particularly exciting as the noodles were too soft. 

   

Funny enough, I really enjoyed the complimentary red bean soup. The red beans were still al dente and the soup was pleasantly sweet.

I must have been just a kid when I last ate at Bee Hiang so everything tasted pretty much good in a rough-around-the-edges kind of way. I think we covered most of the signature dishes EXCEPT THE OYSTER OMELETTE. Yes, that wasn't a typo error and I hope you feel muh pain. Obviously as a daughter-in-law, I'm pretty low on the food chain so I didn't bother suggesting it when I noticed something was amiss.

I thought it was quite funny to read other blogs complain about the roguish service. What were they expecting? Someone to ask them if they need a shoulder massage? Doesn't rough brusque service complete the entire experience?

5 comments:

Bern said...

I've always found their service to be really warm! Though I have to admit I've been going there to eat since young too. Love the free desserts. :)

That said, I slightly prefer Bee Heong to Beng Hiang for old school Hokkien food.

Glenn said...

I thought it was quite funny to read other blogs complain about the roguish service. What were they expecting? Someone to ask them if they need a shoulder massage? Doesn't rough brusque service complete the entire experience?

I totally agree YX! In actual fact, I loved the service at Beng Hiang. On the few occasions that my family and I visit, the wait staff actually make good suggestions to their menu and make small talk. And to top it off, the food's excellent every single time.

muchadoabouteating said...

My family is really fussy and difficult. They FOREVER like to demand for changes to what is given in the menu. BH always tolerate, even during CNY! I "at the end of the food chain" simply wish for a hole to hide.

ice said...

My family <3 Beng Hiang so much so there was a joke going around that one of us would hold our weddings there omg lol. I clearly feel your pain YX, these are the exact 5 dishes, oyster omelette included, when the family dines there.

Btw, you look totally fab with your bump. Have a safe delivery. You'd be a beautiful momma. (:(:

yixiao said...

bern, i saw your post on bee hiang and the fried tung hook looks absolutely enticing!

glen, we didn't have any issues with the service too and they were tip-top efficient.

PY, i feel your pain =p

ice, that would be such a riot! thank you for your kind wishes =)