The Place Located at Blk 658B Punggol East Road, Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee is a popular Zi Char chain which has various outlets across Singapore. Thankfully, there is an outlet within a coffee shop in far flung north-east of the island. I have been here a few times, and I actually find the quality of the Zi Char dishes I had to be quite good. The coffee shop itself is relatively spacious with good ventilation, with a pretty efficient order taking system. Suffice to say, this place will be added to our list of must eats in North-East Singapore.
The Food As with most Zi Char places, there is a good variety of dishes on the menu, though I tend to stick to some of my favourites. The Prawn Paste Chicken (S$10/small), also known as ‘Har Cheong Gai’, is a must have. The fried chicken skin here is very fluffy and crispy, and is well-marinated and full of flavour.
The Sliced Fish Soup is another comforting option. I like the richness of the broth, and there is an option have the XO version if you fancy.
Another of my staple Zi Char dish is the Hotplate Beancurd, which comes in a hot sizzling pan. I always tend to order this because it also comes with egg at the bottom layer, while the tofu here is delicious as well.
Fancy another beancurd dish? I also enjoyed the Specialty Beancurd (S$12/small) topped with minced pork, where the tofu texture is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
You also can’t go wrong with the Fried Omelette, where the portions here is very generous even for the smallest option.
Rants Other than the fact that it is located in a typical coffee shop setting, there is frankly nothing much to rant about.
Will I Return Again? As a matter of fact, there are not many good Zi Char options in Punggol and I count Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee as a worthy spot if I am craving for something closer to home.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee
658B Punggol E
Ranted by The Ranter