I was only recently brought to this place by friends and wondered why they did not tell me about it earlier… I think they wanted to keep the secret to themselves!
I love how they still keep the typical old school Chinese restaurant furnishings. Even the the entrance frames and screens were brought over from their previous location at Amoy.
These table pieces really bring me back to childhood days when we attended weddings in Chinese restaurants and not hotels. Bring on the oriental tacky!
Food has the home-style oomph. We started with the he zhou and ngoh hiang. I like the the little plump rolls, fresh and hot from the fryer. Just look at that nice thin crispy skin (not thick and soaking in oil).
Fish maw soup. Nice alternative to shark’s fin. The real taste is in the broth base anyway.
Oyster omelette (Orh luat). In general, I’m not a fan of orh luat. I just don’t like the way the egg is done, and soaks with oil. This one didn’t change my mind about it either, although I have to say the oyster was nice especially with the chili sauce.
Vegetables done simply, are the best.
I’m also not a fan of steamed fish. But my friends attacked this steamed garoupa down to the bones. I helped myself to the stock instead. Quite yummy.
Braised pork belly. Now we are talking! Soft, fatty and unctuous! The spices go really deep into the flavor of the meat. Eat it on it’s own or kiap it in a steamed bun. Another slice please!
No need to rush to KL for a Black Hokkien Mee (although I still think the best ones are in KL). This is a great quick-fix if you have craving for thick gravy coated comfort noodles, served hot from the wok
We were very fortunate to meet Mr Ng that evening when he was doing his rounds in the dining hall. Remember the calligraphy on the walls in the first photo? They were done by him! He has a book recently published together with other Chinese artwork with friends. We got him to autograph the books, just check out his beautiful calligraphy skills!
Beng Hiang @ Jurong East
Address : Blk 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-337, S600135 (above NTUC)
Tel : +65 6221 6695 / +65 6221 6684
Website : http://www.benghiang.com
Operating hours : Mon – Sun Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (last order) / Dinner 6:00pm – 9:30pm (last order). Reservations are highly recommended.