This was a relatively new kid on the block, and had replaced a similar restaurant. It always looked quite empty , so we thought we ought to give it a try before it is gone :p
The deco was simple and unpretentious with the tables arranged just like the previous restaurant that it replaced (so we thought it was just a change of name and not owner). But it turned out that this was the 2nd branch of Yam’s Kitchen in Singapore (the other one is in Pasir Ris Downtown East) and there’s also one in Bangkok!
There was an offer for Curry Fish Head ($13.80++ instead of the usual $20.80++ for the small version), provided you spent a minimum of $30, so in addition to the curry, we decided to try the Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉 ($8.80++), Gold Medal Otar Bean Curd 金牌乌打豆腐 ($9.80++ for 5 pieces), Golden Sauce with Oat Vegetables 金针香麦菜 ($8.80++) and drinks.
The hor fun was the highlight of the meal! In addition to the usual hor fun with gravy, there was also deep fried hor fun that was very crispy and addictive! Quite worth trying 🙂
Unfortunately, the same could not be said for the rest of the items. The curry fish head was so-so, and there were not much ingredients. The bean curd was quite a rip-off as we could hardly taste the otar, which was mixed into the bean curd.
The worst has got to be the vegetables, but we were not sure if that was the usual cooking method. They had incorrectly served the vegetables cooked with bean paste, and we rejected it as we felt that it was going to be far too salty. They replaced the dish, but the vegetables might have been from the original version, because it was oh-so-salty. It took much courage not to waste the vegetables…
While the hor fun is deserving of a repeated visit, we are quite skeptical about the other dishes…
Note that ice water is $0.50++per glass, and wet tissue is $0.30++ per piece.