Old Kim Guan – Delicious Home-Cooked Dishes!
Old Kim Guan Express has endured numerous setbacks before getting to where it is today. Boasting multiple stores across Singapore, OKG Express has recently brandished a revamped menu of wholesome Chinese cuisine that is reminiscent of home-cooked dishes. From its name, to its signature Curry Chicken, OKG is steeped in tradition. “All the recipes are passed down from my mother and late father,” shared the owner.
Amidst rising costs, OKG keeps their prices affordable while delivering a spread of home-cooked delicacies that are prepared from scratch. Diners can enjoy a complimentary side dish, a bowl of rice and a beverage of their choice when they order a set menu along with their main dish. That’s pretty good value, isn’t it?
One of the bestsellers is their famous Home style Curry Chicken ($5.50/ala carte, $9.20/ set meal). The rempah used in the curry is prepared with more than eight ingredients. Each serving, which consists of one whole chicken drumstick and potato chunks, is completely seasoned with the earthy aromatics of the curry. Besides being sufficiently spicy, what’s most enthralling about the curry is that homey taste, that you can only get in the kind of curry that your grandparents make at home.
The curry has a lovely creamy texture, which I absolutely loved. I just had to have it with a bowl of rice. There’s just something about good curry and rice that gets me every time. I couldn’t help but savour every last bit of the chicken, which was well cooked and tender. After slurping up every last drop of the curry, dive into a complimentary bowl of refreshing and light White Radish Soup ($3.20 / ala carte). The comforting soup just tastes exceptionally good after a fiery and hearty bowl of curry. We promise that the generous portion of pork ribs and radish chunks will fill your tummy, if the curry chicken hasn’t already!
Comfort food has taken on a new meaning with OKG’s version of Yong Tau Foo ($6.80/ ala carte, $10.40/ set meal). A selection of tau kwa stuffed with fish paste, and greens such as bitter gourd and green pepper, are drenched in a savoury gravy. What’s unusual about OKG’s bean paste is that they have infused their garlicky bean sauce with chilli padi, which gives it a delightful kick. With so much going on for the yong tau foo in terms of texture and taste, I recommend a simple yet tasty serving of Steam Egg ($3.20/ ala carte) to go along with it!
The Fish Maw Chicken Soup ($8.80/ ala carte, $12.20/ set meal) is an excellent dish to turn to on a cold day. Each bowl is simmered for at least 2 hours to ensure that the essence from the fish maw, pork, and button mushrooms is infused into the clear soup. No doubt, I was lost in the sweet notes that linger after every spoonful of nourishing broth. I loved that a good amount of flavourful soup is soaked up by the fish maw, making the spongy goodness even more delicious.
The appetizing Hakka dish, Mei Cai Kou Rou ($3.20/ ala carte), goes best with the nutritious fish maw soup. We hear that it’s a crowd favourite!
OKG sure feels like a home away from home, what with all their dishes, as well as condiments and beverages, being longstanding recipes that have been passed down through generations. I’m already planning a return visit, specially for their unique yong tau foo set meal. Currently, only 3 outlets are featuring the new menu where the value-for-money set meals are available. They are:
ICON VILLAGE #01-11
Mon to Sun : 1030am – 830pm
Mon to Sun : 1030am – 930pm
PARKWAY PARADE #01-17B
Mon to Sun : 1030am – 930pm
But not to worry, for the other OKG outlets will be rolling out the new menu really soon! Keep a look out for changes in the menu within other stores as well:
Mon to Sun : 930am to 930pm
Mon – Fri : 730am to 830pm
Sat & Sun : 1030am to 830pm
CHINATOWN POINT #01-29
Mon – Sun : 930am to 930pm
WILKIE EDGE #01-16
Mon – Fri: 8AM – 9PM
Sat & Sun: 10AM – 7PM
See you there!
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