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Blk 115 Bedok North Road
#01-285
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6444-5554
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Restaurants » Chinese (Traditional)
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Business Hours: Mon to Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm / 6pm - 10.30pm Sat/Sun: 11.30am - 2.30pm / 5.30pm - 10.30pm

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  1. feizhu
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     24 Aug 2008 at 9:10 pm
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    Made the trip east to Chin Lee or 深利美食馆 for dinner with my parents after seeing it in appear in a couple of television programs and writeups with regard to its good food and reasonable prices.

    Located just below a block of flats at Bedok North, Chin Lee's reputation was evident as the place was packed on a Sunday evening and families without reservations were asked to wait or turned away. The air conditioned interior was simply done up like any traditional Chinese restaurant except that they offer two private rooms which can be booked in advance.

    Fish Maw Soup - Tasting suspiciously like shark's fin soup ( I wish!), the fish maw soup didn't come across as too starchy and had quite a sizeable amount of crab meat in it. The fish maw wasn't too soggy and overall I found it quite a good dish.

    Stir Fried Kailan - Found the vegetables very normal but I did think that the restaurant was a little too generous with the garlic, which made the vegetables a little bitter. Still, I can't complain for $6 though.

    Homemade Beancurd - I thought that the beancurd was comfort homely food, with its silkiness and softness and of course the copious amount of minced meat atop. However it lacked the smokey savoury taste that I like. Still a good eat nevertheless.

    Coffee Pork Ribs - Served up in an aluminum foil, the coffee pork ribs was a recommendation by the waitress. The aroma of coffee was strong but surprisingly, the taste was rather mild. Honestly I thought that the pork ribs were a little too dry and hard for my liking. Very edible, but certainly not a must order dish.

    Orh Nee - Interestingly, Chin Lee's rendition of this ubiquitous Teochew dessert was a much darker shade of brown than what I usually eat, which I suppose is attributed to the addition of gula melaka or brown sugar. The texture was also compact and glue like, yet very smooth and not too sweet. Definitely one of the best Orh Nees I've tried so far.

    A satisfying dinner for 3 set us back by almost $62, which is very reasonable for the quantity and quality of food. Service was efficient and I dare say that this is probably one of the better air conditioned cze char stalls around. Chin Lee is a gem indeed. Just remember to make your reservations.

    See all my pictures here.

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    1. Lucardia
      Lucardia said:
      Sounds cheap. Passed by it so many times but never stepped in though.
      31 Aug 2008 at 8:44 am
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  2. Bobo
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     01 Mar 2008 at 6:25 pm
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    My colleagues and I often wondered about Chin Lee which is situated at the void deck of an HDB flat. Mind you, this isn’t any simply furnished restaurant. It’s nicely decorated like any Chinese restaurant you find in the shopping centers though it’s a little old. It’s usually crowded and more so during CNY season. Fuelling our curiosity, we just had to try this Teochew Restaurant out. We made reservations two days before and the people there also called a few hours before dinner to confirm the reservation which was really nice.

    We were given a table outside, under the shelter. The staff working there are mainly middle-aged ladies who took special care of my friend’s baby by asking her if there was enough space or if the baby needed anything. They also took special care whilst carrying things near the baby, which was really sweet.

    We took our time ordering. There wasn’t a lot of variety but it wasn’t really hard to order. We had small servings of every dish we ordered as we weren’t very hungry.

    Food ordered: Raw Fish Salad – Yu Sheng ($28) This is the necessary dish of the evening isn’t it? It wasn’t done in the usual style. There weren’t any of the crispy bits and we were quite surprised. The lady who served it did managed to say the well wishes though claiming at first that she was unsure. This was truly a healthy salad for the sweet sauce wasn’t overly sweet and was the watery sort not the sticky one. There was certainly a lot of vegetables… but it wasn’t quite worth the price since it was so full of vegetables. But well, it’s for the season so that was alright.

    Pork Ribs ($15) This was delicious. I’m not a pork-lover and I still liked the sauce that this was made with. Initially when it arrived, I was a little upset with the quantity. But after opening the foil which was used to keep it warm, I found that it was enough to go around. The meat was pretty lean so my initial fears of fatty meat went unfounded.

    Black Peppered Deer Meat ($20) The presentation of this dish wasn’t good. The first few slices were very nice after that it got a bit too sweet for me. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable dish.

    Stir fried Vegetables ($8) Nothing special about this dish, we chose Kai Lan – Mustard greens for this. Beancurd (I can’t remember the exact name) ($9) This was the most delicious for that night. I certainly didn’t regret ordering this ominously looking toufu. It came topped with savoury meat and some crisps, which I couldn’t figure out. But the combined taste earned everyone’s nod.

    Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (Or Ni) ($3.50 – 1 serving) This came in a large modern looking lopsided bowl… with a small dollop right in the centre. When it came, everyone was stunned for the quantity was really little. But it was the thick sticky sort that I liked, compared to some watery versions some places have. When we were done with it, we were thankful that it didn’t come in a larger quantity for we could not have finished it. Cheng Teng ($3.50 – 1 serving) $3.50 for Cheng Teng? I was a little apprehensive when my friend ordered this. Luckily it came with plenty of ingredients in it so it’s not that bad.

    The total, including tea and towels was $111 for the 5 of us. There’s no GST nor service charge for this place, which is a plus. The service was very good. The quantity is a little small for the prices however I would try to come back again with my family. J Worth a try.

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