Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow – Popular Beef Soup in Hougang
We were in Hougang running errands and needed a quick lunch before rushing to our next location. A colleague suggested having beef kway teow and it sounded like a brilliant idea. We found Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow located just a few streets away, and got in queue. Yes, of course there’ll be a queue.
Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow offers the usual variety of beef parts which includes tendons, beef balls, tripe, and meat. You also get to choose either noodles (yellow noodle/kway teow/thick bee hoon) or rice to go with your beef soup, and have your chosen carb in either the dry or soup version. The soup version will give you what you would expect, while the dry version is not actually dry. The dry noodles come with a gelatinous beefy broth.
Be sure to help yourself to the all-important chilli sauce and chinchalok at the counter
Beef Thick Bee Hoon, Dry ($4/$5, top-right) & Beef Kway Teow Soup ($4/$5)
First up was the signature Beef Kway Teow Soup ($4,$5). The intense beefy flavours in the soup worked in tandem with the acidity of the pickled vegetables. The smooth kway teow had a great bite and its neutral flavours worked perfectly with the strong flavours present.
Mixed Beef Meat (Soup) with Rice ($6/$7).
Scooping around my Mixed Beef Meat (Soup) revealed a mixture of beef parts, as well as bean sprouts, pickled vegetables and other green vegetables. The varying textures of the crunchy vegetables and beef parts made the dish even more enjoyable.
Beef Thick Bee Hoon, Dry ($4/$5)
The combination of thick bee hoon and viscous beef broth was a pretty amazing one. The gelatinous “dry” beef broth boasted the same beefy notes as its soupy counterpart. As the broth was heavier, and more gooey, it coated every strand of bee hoon more than adequately. But hey, I’m not complaining. One of my colleagues wasted no time in mixing ia copious amount of chilli and chinchalok into her broth. The robust broth was made even more delicious by a spicy punch and tangy kick. The chinchalok contributed its signature zest, and the sweetness of onions lifted the entire dish. I was surprised that even with so many contrasting elements, the beefy flavours were still very obvious.
Although we met quite a long queue, we managed to get our bowls within 10 minutes. The appetizing elements of our meal enticed us to race through lunch, leaving us plenty of time to savour our post-meal coffee before our next appointment.
Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow
Address: 203 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530203
Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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