Friday, September 08, 2006

Sum's Somewhere in Sembawang

Sum’s Kitchen & Hong Kong Roasted Meat
3 Jalan Legundi
Tel: 67572118

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The roasted duck meat here is juicy and perfumed with aromatic traces of the fire and crowned with a layer of fat and crisp skin. Alongside the customary plum sauce, they offer pounded chillies and a ginger and spring onion concoction that lifts the taste of the meat.

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Other than the roasted meats, this slightly off the beaten path humble family restaurant offers other dishes that will feed and nourish the family without breaking the bank. We went as a group of 3, so I can’t tell you much about all the dishes. I, however, have an irrepressible desire to order dishes that seem odd or things that I have not tasted before and in this restaurant, I was introduced to Hong Kong-styled fried squid with prawn paste. Despite their repeated warnings that the dish very pungent, I refused to be fazed and ordered it anyway (bring it on!). Pungent, yes but delightfully so: it had the same heady aromatics of ha cheong kai (prawn paste chicken), but was at no point overpowering.

Depending on where you live, it might be bit of a drive, but there were enough merits in the meal for me to make the distance again.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous MuMuzingz said...

oh ! i love this place too ! their char siew and steamed pork are good too :)

i especially like the fact that they have a container of condiments (spring onion + minced ginger + sesame oil) at each table, and this goes very well with a bowl of piping hot rice!

1:06 PM  
Blogger shaz said...

i love their steamed fish head! great stuff! I also like their spinach with 3 eggs - its a must order for me, that and the roast duck.

6:59 AM  

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