House of Beehoon – Affordable Zi Char Dishes in a Restaurant!
Located in the Bishan estate, House of Beehoon sells a plethora of zi char favourites, and specialises in bai mee fen.
The Signature Beehoon in Superior Stock ($6/$9/$12) comes with a few pieces of clams and prawns. The sauce was very flavourful, and carried a lingering sweetness of seafood and savouriness of pork bones. You can make the dish more luxurious, by adding big prawns ($10/$15/$20), sliced red garoupa ($10/$15/$20), crayfish ($16/$24/$32), crab ($40) or lobster ($45).
We also tried some of the dishes under the ‘chef’s recommendation’ section. The Salad Prawn Balls wrapped with Bacon ($15/$20/$25) looked appealing on the menu, but looked like a mess in reality. I was expecting a slight smokiness from the bacon and natural sweetness from the prawn, but what I had were bland prawns and salty bacon. The prawns were coated with a thin layer of mayonnaise, which might be more ideal if it was served on the side instead.
We were quite disappointed with the Braised Jade “Xi Si” Beancurd ($12/$18/$24) as it was mushy and bland. Since it was deep fried prior to being doused with the sauce, we thought it would at least be a tad more flavourful. Also, the sauce was quite ordinary and didn’t leave an impression.
Almost all of the dishes were not to our liking. Maybe the restaurant fares better in one dish meals, such as the bai mee fen. I think it might be a good place for diners to quickly ‘dapao’ fried rice or hor fun for dinner though.
House of Beehoon
Address: #01-195 151 Bishan Street 11, Singapore 570151
Phone: 9773 8887
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 10.30pm, Sundays: 9am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 10.30pm.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.