I’ve been seeing Facebook posts about the flaming pineapple dish from Lok Kee, and I finally got to try it yesterday evening during dinner with my pals! LOL! Lok Kee is located at Plaza Singapura #03-01 (the original building; not the extension wing). There are so many interesting dishes that you should try when you visit, but this pineapple-set-on-fire one is a must try, for sure.
It’s actually called Awesome Flaming Pineapple Beef (S$32). Braised beef cubes served in a pineapple that’s set on fire right before your eyes. Yes, get those cameras ready. It’s best to take a video of the whole spectacle though!🙂
We came here with a Groupon and a prior reservation. If not, I would definitely not have dined here. Because while service standards within the restaurant are good, there was absolutely no one near the entrance to “welcome” us, at about 7pm yesterday. I was flabbergasted. People were coming over to check out the menu but there was no one to welcome them into the restaurant, and people like me who had a prior reservation were left standing around like fools because staff inside appeared busy (while not all tables were filled) and made weird hand signals at us. Tsk tsk.
I had time to photograph the menu, the restaurant, and also take some selfies. :P
When we finally got ushered to a table (thank heavens), we found the funny place setting that made me chuckle. What looks like a condom packet sitting on your plate actually contains a wet tissue. LOL! So playful right? I told ya!
For starters, we had the yummy Golden Crispy Fish Skin (S$12) – the fish skin is deep fried with garlic and salted egg yolk. A really addictive snack. More than enough for 4 people to share!
We also had the Poke salad (which is served with your choice of either white rice, brown rice or tortilla chips… we picked tortilla). This S$18 salad contains diced tuna and salmon sashimi, with their house special sauce. The portion size is small… maybe just for one person.
Actually I have to thank my pal, Steven, for introducing me to both Dancing Crab and Lok Kee. He’s the one with the exquisite taste buds and the generosity for introducing his friends to the restaurants he likes.🙂 Check out his blogpost about Lok Kee here – he’d ordered other dishes when he dined here previously with his family.
And here’s yet another pal who gamely posed for a picture after this HUGE tray of fish was served! The portion size gave us all a shock. It’s Tomato Broth Grilled Fish (S$68) – it was served with cabbage, tofu skin, tomatoes and white beech mushrooms.
The fish was tender, I liked the tomatoes, but I found the chinese cabbage strangely sour.
For “carbs”, we had Chow Mein (S$14) – fried noodles with shredded chicken, char siew, carrots, celery, and the chef’s “special seasoning”. It came in a takeaway box. How… erm… unique.
We also ordered the X.O. Sauce Crab Meat Fried Rice (which usually serves 2). It costs S$20. I like the crab… obviously. But otherwise, it’s a very, very ordinary plate of fried rice, sorry.
For dessert, we had the Banana Egg Roll (S$12) which came with 4 small scoops of coconut sorbet. It was a really refreshing and sweet end to a very filling meal. If we had ordered the fried mantou with ice cream instead, it would have been really ‘jelat‘.
It’s banana encased in a crispy spring roll. I call this ‘atas goreng pisang’. Hahaha!😀
Very yummy though! Go give it a try!😀 No matter how full you feel, there’s always a little room for dessert!😀
For drinks, we had the 8 Treasures tea. It costs S$3 per person. It’s served in a teapot and the best part is that it’s refillable!!!😀 The tea contains goji berries, chrysanthemum, winter melon, red date, ginseng, dried grape, jasmine and baby rose… hence “8 treasures”! I really like this tea!
After our meal, the waitress brought over 4 complimentary fortune cookies which we quickly broke open and ate. Here are the hilarious slips of paper within our cookies. Mine read “You’ve just been chosen for the Hunger Games”. LOL. I’ll have to turn it down for fear of indigestion.😛 One pal’s read “Error 404: Fortune not found” and he promptly went to take a sad-face selfie with it. Hahaha!
And when you visit, don’t forget to check out the effort put into the decor.🙂
Near the entrance of Lok Kee are some cute figurines encased in glass. This one made me laugh. Why bubble tea???!!!
Lok Kee is located at #03-01 Plaza Singapura
Tel: 6884 4566