Saturday, February 03, 2007

Hai Kee Char Kuey Tiao



Margaret Drive Food Centre holds many fond memories for me. Those were the days when the whole place was still crowded and Emporium was still "happening". I was still a kid back then, but I fondly remember my dad occasionally bringing my whole family there for Sin Kee's chicken rice. Ever since, the taste of their chicken rice had been deeply etched into my memory and even till now, I compare every chicken rice to Sin Kee's and hold it as a standard.

Well, Margaret Drive may be quite deserted now but there are still good food stalls there like Hai Kee Char Kuey Tiao, Sin Kee Chicken Rice and Queenstown Poh Pia.

Despite the almost deserted food centre, one particular stall still demanded a crowd and that would be Hai Kee Teochew Char Kuey Tiao. I waited like almost 20 minutes for a plate okay! (It doesn't help that some ass ordered 10 packets at one go).

Wah biang, what can I say man, this man fries his kuey tiao a plate at a time (professionalism) and watching him fry even one plate makes me sweat. Definately, if you wanna lose weight, go open a char kuey tiao stall. The way he worked his wok, Phoo! You'll definately burn alot of calories.



Taste-wise, I feel that the char kuey tiao is a little too subtle for me and I would prefer something sweeter. Nevertheless, it is still a good and tasty plate of char kuey tiao but more to the savoury side. Besides, the hum (alot of them!) he uses are very fresh and for $3.00, you get two eggs into your kuey tiao. For pork lard lovers, you also get a few huge chunks (which I didn't really eat, haha!).



Address:

Margaret Drive Food Centre
Hai Kee Teochew Char Kuey Teow (The stall is located on the furthest left row and is located near the old Emporium)
A map of the location of the food centre can be found here.

14 comments:

D said...

Glad to hear you made the trip down mate. But you didn't try the chook rice above? I had a friend queue for almost an hour before haha. Luckily, I met him when he was almost to the front and got him to get my plate haha.

tigerfish said...

I also like my char kway teow with lotsa sweet sauce :O. You never ask for kway teow (mai hum) ? LOL!
Ever tried the Lao fuzi (Old Master Q) char kway teow ?

The Yummie dummieS said...

lucky u! well, we decided to leave it for another time because we were kinda full already haha

Heyo tigerfish, where's lao fuzi ckt? sounds familar

tigerfish said...

I remember Old Airport Rd has a stall but not sure if it is still there since the market is partially closed for renovations?

simcooks said...

Don't forget the stall that sells potstickers (same floor as Sin Kee Chicken Rice). Are they still there?

Oh, I remember the Emporium! LOL!

The Yummie dummieS said...

What potstickers?! Wah y so many things I don't know about?! haha

anyways, old airport rd doesnt have the CKT also!

Angie said...

YD, the potstickers are on the other side of the same floor as Sin Kee chicken rice. The guo tie and jiao-zi are very popular :)

The Yummie dummieS said...

Ooo, so u call them potstickers, haha. Okay I've tried the guo tie but that was quite a while back. gonna try them soon when I go back for chicken rice

simcooks said...

Oops I should have said guo-tie instead :)

Their hot and sour soup is also delicious!

D said...

The pot-stickers are still there =D

A. said...

I love the guo tie!! the one on e 2nd floor.. it's the first corner stall on yr right when u climb up e stairs.. it has quite a long queue if I dint remember wrongly.. It IS one of the better ones right?? I crave for their guo tie on rainy days.. hehe..

Anonymous said...

Yup the two poh piah stalls are related. I also highly recommend the yong tau foo stall upstairs next to the poh piah skin stall. It's really really good!

ph said...

If I am not wrong, the wanton noodle sold by a lady is equally good.

(You help yourself with chiilie - self service style)

Anonymous said...

www.haikee.com.sg
he even owns a website :)