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.
To see the full story, and more, click here thewest.com
A message from Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield...
Thanks for reading us – we value your continuing interest and our connection with you.
But as our readers increasingly move to digital, we have to keep up with them.
As I’m sure you’ll appreciate, there are costs involved in doing what we do for you.
To support Travel, reading the full story now requires a digital subscription (it’s $1 a day for full access to thewest.com.au, for all your devices).
If you have the newspaper home delivered, you may already have complimentary premium access to thewest.com.au and our digital editions.
And we have other packages, including $9 a week for the weekend papers and everyday digital.
Stephen Scourfield, Travel Editor
You may also like
Angkor Thom’s Bayon is Asia’s happiest temple
Welcome to the happiest temple in Asia.
Hundreds of huge faces smile down from Bayon, at the heart of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. STEPHEN SCOURFIELD reports.
More Australians taking out travel insurance
Survey reveals travel insurance an increasing priority for Australian travellers
In praise of escapism
A long-time contributor to Travel’s pages, writer JOHN BORTHWICK recently won the 2020 Pacific Area Travel Association’s (PATA) Gold Award for Best Destination Story.
Here, he takes a light-hearted look at travel and writing, exploring Thailand and the greatly under-rated virtues of escapism.