Beng Hiang Restaurant

There is this restaurant which we love to go for family gatherings which served my dialect group cuisine - hokkien. It's none other than Beng Hiang restaurant. My spouse and I belong to this ethnic group. My parents like this place, and so do my parents-in-law. My parents-in-law, being traditional, will prefer dining out in chinese restaurant, rather than cafes. Therefore, this place suits them very well, especially so since we were there to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday on Sunday evening.

Before I begin on the review of my favourite restaurant, I must apologise for the pictures. My iPod touch pictures just didn't do justice to the food. Its resolution is just terrible. Please bear with me.
Fish Maw Thick Soup with Crab Meat ($60). The soup was really very thick and tasty. There are crab meat, scallop shreds and loads of fish maws. This is a must have soup when you visit the restaurant. It truly beats having sharks fin soup! It's very satisfying too!  
 
Spiced Sausage & Fried Prawn Balls ($20). Their spiced sausage or 五香 is really fragrant. The spice is not over-powering. The minced meat is soft. The skin is crispy. Dipped it in the sweet sauce and chilli, popped it into the mouth and let the minced meat juice flow! The fried prawn ball has a different type of crispy skin. It's similar to spiced sausage, except that it doesn't have the spiced powder. 
Crispy Roast Chicken ($28). This is the leanest crispy skin you can have! There is simply no trace of fats in the chicken skin. And it is very very cripsy. The chicken meat is very soft and tender. I can tell you, this is a huge chicken! It comes with pepper and salt for you to dip your chicken meat.
Thai Baby Kai-Lan ($16). I told the captain to load it with lots of garlic. And here it was, fried baby kai lan with lots of whole garlics and "bian yu". As the vegetables were not separated, it could get quite tough at the joints. Even so, it was quite good. I like this type of vegetables! 
Steamed Bread with Braised Brisket (“Kong Ba Bao”) ($14). Aww...this is another must-haves! The braised pork belly is salty and good! The sauce is very very dark. It is not very fatty, enough fats to feel the "collagen" and enough meat to chew on. They sliced it so thinly, it fits nicely into the steamed bread! Add more sauce when you sandwich it and feel the sauce dripped down your mouth as you bite into it! It's unsightly, but that's the way to enjoy this! Hahaha...
Fried Hokkien Noodles ($16). Traditional hokkien noodles. It's very wet. You can feel the gravy being left on your lips as you slurp up the noodles. Top notch. 
Black Glutinous Rice with Coconut Cream. Dessert is complimentary from the restaurant. You don't always get the same dessert when you are there. As you know, complimentary means, you cannot complaint nor expect too much. It's a bit watery, even though the black glutinous rice is very soft and nice. The soup base taste like coconut water...not much of the glutinous taste. Overall, it's still edible. My daughter said this is her favourite. My son knew this was a complimentary item, he didn't finish it as he said he was too full.
The servings and the food were just nice for the 10 of us, which included 5 children. There is no service charge, however you'll have to pay for the tea at $1/pax and the peanuts at $2.00 per plate. Actually the peanuts are quite nice also. I believe it was nice because it was fresh due to the high turnover of customers. The place is quite run down, so don't expect posh or nicely decorated ambience. Parking around this area can be a huge problem. So go early if possible. Coupons are required at anytime of the day!

Beng Hiang Restaurant
112 - 116 Amoy Street
Singapore 069932
Tel: (65) 6221 6695
Fax: (65) 6220 2906


Mon - Sun
Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm (last order)
Dinner 6:00pm - 9:30pm (last order)

8 comments:

NEL, the batter baker said...
October 24, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Looks mouthwatering!
It goes on my list of "To Makan" places :) Thanks for sharing.

DG said...
October 25, 2010 at 12:23 AM

I like all the food there too, but found a bit expensive. Btw, if you have chance to go back again, try their fried oyster omelette, I like it, crispy outside, soft inside and very tasty :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...
October 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Jane, I used to dine there frequent, you are reminding me to go back :)

Jo said...
October 25, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Jane, this place looks really good. The roast chicken reminds me of a restaurant we used to go when we were young. It even has the prawn crackers as garnish .. you don't find this nowadays.

Passionate About Baking said...
October 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Hi NEL and Jo,
Got to try this. It's authentic good Hokkien cuisine!

Hi DG,
Aw yes, I love the fried oyster omelette. However, family don't eat oysters, so my spouse said he didn't want to order. If I go with my parents, we're sure to order that dish. But like you said, that one is a bit expensive, at $20 per plate. Haiz...

Hi Jess,
Time to visit that place again, just like me! You go there once in a long long time, you'll love the food. Too often, you'll get sick of it. :P

Katherine Josh said...
February 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I’ve been trying to exercise and drink more tea everyday. With www.geocities.jp/family_hong_kong/English/index.htm and these flowering teas, it’s been a breeze!

Up til now, Jasmine Flower is my favorite!

Jo said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Jane, this place looks really good. The roast chicken reminds me of a restaurant we used to go when we were young. It even has the prawn crackers as garnish .. you don't find this nowadays.

Jess @ Bakericious said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Jane, I used to dine there frequent, you are reminding me to go back :)

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