I never really liked fish slice congee. But today, my opinion of this dish changed.
Heard about this famous stall now opened in Singapore and we decided to head over for dinner yesterday. Their fish congee is supposedly very yummy.
Started in 1979, Mui Kee is now helmed by the 3rd generation successor.
Was expecting a queue. Perhaps it’s labor day and we actually arrived only around 8.45pm, there were only 3 groups before us.
For starter, we ordered the soft centered century egg with pickled ginger. It’s an awesome appetizer to delight the palate.
The stewed beef brisket is one of the recommended dishes on their menu. It was a good mixture of tendon and meat. Juicy and tender.
There’s a wide selection of different congee on the menu. I opted for the home-made pork ball congee.
My wife ordered the signature parrot fish belly congee. For each order, you can also choose another ingredient to add-on. She chose the dace fishball.
Personally, the dace fishball has got the freshwater fish taste that I do not quite like. But my wife likes it.
The parrotfish belly is definitely the star of the show. The fish has an incredible flavor and tenderness. Amazingly, it has a nice charred aftertaste to it as well. Almost like eating BBQ chicken.
And perhaps it’s because of the fish belly, the bowl of congee does taste better than mine as it has the sweetness of the parrotfish.
The silky smooth texture of the congee is something I have yet to experience from other porridge stalls in Singapore so far.
The congee is served with some spring onion and ginger slice garnishing. And obviously, Mui Kee has got their own recipe for cooking the congee that has been passed down through the generations. It is good tasting on its own. No addition of condiments required.
No congee is complete without You Tiao. Over there, they serve freshly fried You Tiao. Super crispy. The perfect companion for a good bowl of congee.
Total damage was about $64. If you are only there for a bowl of congee, it would probably set you back about $15 per pax.
For an honest bowl of tasty silky smooth congee, this is definitely a place you have to give a try. The shop has limited seats so be prepared to wait it out during peak hours.
If there’s only 1 dish you can choose, it will have to the be the parrotfish belly congee.
Verdict: Must Try
1 Scotts Road, #01-12
Tel: +65 6737 2422
Tuesday to Sunday
11:30am to 3pm
(last order at 2:30pm)
6pm to 10pm
(last order at 9:30pm)
Closed on Monday