With a legacy spanning over 50 years and through three generations, Keng Eng Kee Seafood has been faithfully serving delectable zi char delights to Singaporeans. As a testament to its enduring commitment, the renowned establishment proudly marks a significant milestone in January 2024 with the opening of its third outlet at SAFRA Punggol.
While staying true to its roots of delivering humble yet mouthwatering seafood zi char dishes that embody the essence of Singaporean cuisine, the new 160-seater outlet at SAFRA Punggol takes the dining experience to new heights. It pays homage to Singapore’s rich history and ever-evolving cityscape by presenting a photo-worthy interior.
Step into an urban landscape showcase where diners can enjoy their meals surrounded by familiar infrastructures such as MRT stations, expressways, and bus stops. This latest addition to the KEK Seafood family is not just a dining space; it’s a visual journey through Singapore’s iconic landmarks and structures.
By highlighting the often overlooked elements of daily life, such as MRT stations and bus stops, the outlet becomes a nostalgic tribute to Singapore’s vibrant history. KEK Seafood intentionally transforms the dining atmosphere, slowing down the relentless march of time, and inviting patrons to savour their meals amidst a reflection of Singapore’s rapidly changing urban façade.
At KEK Seafood, the heartbeat of Singaporean life pulses through its homage to public transport and infrastructure, weaving a narrative that connects people across the island. The entrance, reminiscent of Punggol’s MRT platform, invites you into a space where tarmac floors, painted with road markings and signage, lead you to your seat.
Seated amidst a replicated 1980s bus stop and ERP sign (no tolls required), diners can peruse an iconic road sign menu board before placing their orders. The experience extends beyond transportation symbols to include vibrant murals depicting Peranakan shophouses and a nostalgic playground, evoking cherished memories of the past.
In embracing the core values of multiculturalism and family ties that define Singapore, KEK Seafood seamlessly integrates a medley of uniquely Singaporean motifs. The setting becomes a canvas that resonates profoundly with locals, celebrating the diverse tapestry of the metropolis.
For those in pursuit of the next viral social media post, the restaurant offers visual delights such as an eye-catching expressway tunnel featuring signature arrow lighting, adjustable to set the desired mood. Additionally, a canopy adorned with hanging solitary lightbulbs provides a charming nod to early Singaporean apartments, creating a picturesque backdrop that is sure to captivate social media audiences.
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On the Menu: Classics with New and Exclusive Additions
Indulge in an array of new and exclusive culinary delights available only at KEK Seafood SAFRA Punggol. Explore tempting creations like the Grilled Assorted Seafood with KEK Homemade Sauce, a delectable ensemble featuring fresh tiger prawns, clams, mushrooms, and vermicelli, perfectly complemented by KEK Seafood’s signature homemade sauce. For a smoky twist, savour the Otah Charcoal Fried Dough Fritters with Salad, where flavourful otah meets crisp charcoal-fried dough fritters, accompanied by a refreshing salad.
Sweeten your experience with innovative desserts such as the Cereal Hae Bee Hiam Fried Ice Cream, designed to captivate and excite the palates of avid food enthusiasts. If you prefer a classic ending, relish the simplicity of the Original Fried Ice Cream. KEK Seafood SAFRA Punggol introduces a gastronomic journey, offering a diverse range of flavours to cater to every culinary preference.
Discover an enticing blend of time-honored favourites and exclusive additions at KEK Seafood, where the menu is a fusion of cherished classics and culinary treasures drawn from family recipes. Feast on iconic dishes like the Signature Moonlight Hor Fun, a savoury dark hor fun packed with umami goodness. Indulge in the aromatic delights of Coffee Pork Ribs, where succulent ribs are expertly stir-fried with a crispy batter and coated in fragrant coffee notes.
Don’t miss the culinary masterpiece of Signature Chilli Crab, showcasing fresh and meaty Sri Lankan crab bathed in a luscious, egg-laden gravy infused with the perfect blend of chili. At KEK Seafood, the menu marries tradition with innovation, offering a symphony of flavours that promise to delight both loyal patrons and adventurous palates.
Since the 1970s, this third-generation-run zi char restaurant has been a dynamic force, consistently innovating alongside the evolving Singaporean palate to deliver a menu of seafood and zi char dishes well-loved by many. As families have grown alongside its journey, chefs and food enthusiasts alike have embraced its offerings, resulting in frequent features and a collection of colourful awards.
KEK Seafood’s culinary prowess has garnered global recognition, with appearances on notable platforms such as Netflix’s “Streetfood: Asia,” CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” and inclusion in the esteemed local guide, MakanSutra Food Guide 2020. The restaurant has also proudly held the Michelin Guide Michelin Plate from 2016 to 2023, secured The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Essence of Asia 2021 accolade, and earned a spot among the Top 50 World Street Food Masters in 2017. This legacy of excellence and international acclaim reflects KEK Seafood’s unwavering commitment to culinary artistry and flavour innovation.
KEK Seafood SAFRA Punggol is open daily from 11am – 2pm for lunch and 5pm – 10pm for dinner.
For more information, please visit the official website at http://www.kek.com.sg.