23 April, 2008

Hai Kee (Soy) Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

Across the road from Katong Mall – at the corner before the traffic light lies a coffee shop with a signboard that screams “126 Beer Garden”!!! Situated along East Coast Road – a gem is holed within this very cosy coffee shop – Hai Kee (Soy) Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle.

Formerly from Upper Cross Street, what strikes me amid the new and colourful signage was the doggy looking yellow board placed behind – rustic and oily facade – a trademark of tradition!

I proceed to order a plate of Dry Soy Sauce Chicken Noodle ($3) and I wasn’t disappointed by the noodles. The texture of the noodles was very pliable and bouncycooked just right to give it that extra bite. However, I was a little dismayed that some of the chicken pieces were smashed before being chopped up, so what you get are seemingly heaps of “flatten meat” that does not come with any bite in it.

It would be acceptable if it is done on a plate of mushroom and shredded chicken noodle – but not when one is having a plate of soy sauce chicken noodle. But for the two pieces of chicken that weren’t done that way, it was tender and succulent, and its skin – flavoursome. Given a choice I would rather make do with few pieces of the beefy chicken meat than heaps of such squash ones anytime.

Food: 3.5/5 (Would be excellent if beefy chicken meat was served)
Service: 3/5 (Order was served fast)
Ambience: 3.5/5 (Cosy feel under the shelter, was seated outside of the coffee shop)
Price: 4/5 (The noodles itself is worth $3)
Total: 14/20
126 East Coast Road
Singapore 428811

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xue said...

you should check out the place at night. the western stall is a crowdpleaser with its cheap and good food. and it opens till the weehours of the day.

His Food Blog said...


Wah, sounds good to me. If only the West offer such gems as well. I reckon I am born in the wrong side of the country! A foodie in the west is a torture!!!

fuzk said...

Oh oh. If I'm not wrong, this coffee shops also sells REALLY good wanton mee.

My friends and I call their wantons, "power-packed wantons". Their wantons are packed full of fillings so much so that it's like eating siew mai.

Quite good. Next time you're there, check it out! =D

Unknown said...

not only this place, but a few places love to 'smash' their chicken!

hmm the chinese version of 'ayam penyet'? haha..

His Food Blog said...

fuzk: "Power-packed wantons" sounds good to me! Will be sure to try it next time I journeyed to the East. Heh!

keropak man: Hey! Nice to see you around.

I agree. I usually avoid those stalls or I will order a drumstick!

Jonathan said...

Its been quite a long time since I ate sauce chicken and finally found one hai kee sauce chicken selling only chicken rice only. Its located at Eunos Cresent Block 1A. I dont think they smashed the chicken here though, taste really good and authentic. Still the same old taste ever since i ate it.

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