Travel Story Dynasty dining Singapore style

Stephen Scourfield dines where the locals flock to and he says you must try the coffee pork

There’s food everywhere in Singapore. Eating is a national pastime. You just have to step out of a hotel and turn a couple of corners to be spoilt for choice.

But some places are worth getting into a taxi for, or mastering the MRT, crossing the city.

KEK Seafood certainly is.

KEK Seafood is a family eatery that’s been cooking and serving cze char since the 1970s.

And that is no-frills, Chinese- style cooking.

It was founded by Low Peck Yah and Koh Yok Jong, who came to Singapore from Hainan Island in China in the 1950s.

They began by selling chicken rice, but their business prospered and expanded and their son continued it.

Now, the third generation is cooking, and running KEK.

And this is affordable dining. Coffee pork ribs are S$15, S$20 and S$28. Marmite chicken ranges from S$12 to S$25, and salted egg prawns are S$20, S$30 and S$40.

Locals eat here.

And for us visitors, it’s more than worth coming 10 minutes from the centre of Singapore.

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