Tuesday, June 28, 2011

04. Kim's Place Seafood: Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

After a few days of eating rice meals at lunch, I decided to try noodles today.  A colleague suggested this place along Ubi Road 1 called Kim's Place Seafood. It supposedly served good Hokkien Mee. We found the place at the ground floor of a flatted factory, surrounded by car workshops all around. The eatery has very few tables for dining in, and some on the walkway. There are a few other shops stretched along the ground floor. We took a seat outside.

We ordered and sat down to wait for the food to be cooked. It was quite warm, and the smoke from the cooking wafted outside. The place is quite noisy, what with revving car engines from all the modded cars at the nearby workshops.

The meal I ordered was the Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. The service is quite rushed; it seems that the eatery is quite popular. The waitress is ok, but not exceptionally polite as were those from the last few days. The meal, whilst ok, was not as tasty as I was expecting after the build-up by my colleague. In fact, I found it quite bland, even with the sambal chilli and the lime juice. The prawns were very dry, obviously prepared far in advance, and just thrown on after the noodles were fried. The portion is large; I had a hard time finishing it. The sambal was generously given, as were a large portion of lard on the side. Cost: $4.00.

Taste: Poor | So-So | Good | Excellente!
Presentation: Poor | So-So | Good | Excellente!
Service: Poor | So-So | Good | Excellente!
Cleanliness: Poor | So-So | Good | Excellente!
Price: Cheap | Fair | Pricey | Not worth it!

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