The Place Located at level 5 of OCBC building is Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant, one of the most established Hokkien restaurant in Singapore which prides itself as serving the most authentic Hokkien fare.
The interior of this Chinese restaurant is no different from other Chinese restaurants in Singapore, with big round tables dictating the communal space. There are some private dining rooms as well, probably reserved for the VIPs. As seating is limited, it is recommended to place a reservation before patronising the restaurant.
The Food To be honest, my visit to Beng Thin Hoon Kee stems from my sole craving for the extraordinary Oyster Omelette ($25 – medium). It is the best Oyster Omelette you can find in Singapore in my opinion. I have no idea what secret recipe the restaurant uses to make the Omelette so crispy and tasty. No doubt it is a sinful dish, I have no qualms that the taste is worth every sin of it.
We ordered the Fish Maw Soup ($16 – small) as well after I have heard some rave reviews of it prior to my visit. The taste of the soup is thick enough for my liking and yet it is not too starchy. The ingredients served is quite generous as well, given that we only ordered the small serving which I think is sufficient for a group of 3-4 people.
The Hokkien Mee is done in the ‘wet’ style instead of the usual ‘dry’ style, and the noodle is also thicker than usual. The small serving is surprisingly more than sufficient for a group of 3-4 people, especially if you have ordered a few other dishes.
Will I return again? The Oyster Omelette is enough reason for me to return again. My only complaint is that it is rather pricey at $25 for the medium serving.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant
65 Chulia Street, #05-02 OCBC Centre