Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies 美珍客家美食

I have always been wanting to try this well known stall, Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies @ Shun Fu Mart for the longest time! Simply because everything all the menu is like tailored to tastebud! 

By chance, I happened to find out that they actually have a branch in Hougang, though less known by the public. I was like, It's like so near to me! Main or branch, I'm so going down for a try! :D

The menu here is the same as the main outlet at Shun Fu Mart, and the two of us ordered everything on the menu. :P 

Numerous media coverage as well as awards.

Because this branch is less known by people so only a lady is stationed here. We had a little chat with her while waiting for our food and we got to know that they will be closing this outlet coming Jan 2015 because the lady needs the time to take care of her son. Awww.. :(

She also share with us her workload here. Since she is alone, she literally has to do everything by herself! *applause for her* 

Glutinous rice, $2.

Compared to the normal version, this Hakka glutinous rice is definitely much more flavourful! It wasn't overly sticky as well, which I personally prefer. 

But the only downfall was that greasy after taste. Perhaps too much oil was being used. 

Soon Kueh, $1.10 (min. 2 pieces).

One of the reasons why I wanted to visit Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies is because of this. Unlike the usual soon kueh, the skin of this is made from yam dough!

Thus the taste is really different from the normal soon kueh as well. The skin is more chewy and flavourful (magic of yam). I would recommend you to try this. Like seriously, elsewhere can you find a yam skin soon kueh? 

Abacus Yam Ball, $3.50.

Nowadays finding a good plate of Hakka Suan Pan Zi is as good as striking lottery. Simply because the process of making is too labourious and it is not easy at all the achieve a good plate of suan pan zi. 

I'm not of a Hakka background nor have I eaten enough suan pan zi to give a fair judgement to this humble plate, but for me, it was really satisfying. Perhaps could be better if the oil was used sparingly?  

Chee Cheong Fun with Toppings, $3.

I usually prefer my Chee Cheong Fun plain and served with more sweet sauce, but this savoury version captured my heart as well. Everything on the plate worked really well together. In fact I thought the chee cheong fun itself was nothing special, it was the toppings that save the day!

Yam cake, $2. 

Usually I don't fancy yam cake other than homemade ones because I could hardly taste any yam in them, because the proportion of yam to flour is always so poorly executed. 

But the yam cake here is so soft and fragrant! Probably one of them better yam cake in Singapore. I love how the yam cake was being served in huge chucks too! SHIOK! 

Yam Porridge, $2.

Another favourite of mine is this humble looking porridge. Plain on the outside, but don't judge a book by its cover, the porridge was actually flavour of flavours! If you like the taste of simple yam. Grab a bowl as well! 

Had a really hearty local brunch at Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies that we even Da Bao some back to share with our family. ^^ I guess the only issues I have with their food are the oiliness as well as the saltiness. Was kinda dehydrated after the meal. :/ Well, could just be me that I'm sensitive to Msg. ^^

Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies
Main: Blk 320 Shunfu Road Hawker Centre
Operating hours: 7.30am – 2.00pm (Closed Monday)
Contact: 97932189

Branch:  Blk 529 Hougang Ave 6 #01-245 Coffeeshop

Operating hours: 7.30am – 2.00pm (Closed Monday)
Contact: 86919964


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