Chin Lee Restaurant has been an affordable family dining spot since 1973, serving traditional Teochew favorites like chye poh kway teow, oyster omelettes, hey chor and orh nee dishes.
Chop suey over rice is another must order at this restaurant, featuring pork, squid, fish cake and crab legs in a light brown sauce served over rice.
Xian Dan Xia Qiu Stir-fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk
Chin Lee Restaurant in Bedok North is an established Teochew eatery that specialises in classic Taiwanese dishes. Closed during COVID-19 pandemic but reopened again after October 2020, they offer non-halal certified meals but make sure their menu caters to modern diners’ needs – braised pork in soy sauce, preserved radish omelet, and their signature dish “Xian Dan Xia Qiu stir fried prawn with salted egg yolk” are among many delicious offerings here!
Start off with their signature dish Xian Dan Xia (prawns covered in a wet paste of salted egg yolk), one of their more recent menu additions. We were impressed by both its succulent prawns and tasty combination of flavors; also try their steamed fish which was packed full of mushrooms, tomatoes, pickled mustard greens, and ginger for a truly delightful and filling dining experience!
Must-trys at this restaurant include their crispy and packed with plump oyster fried oyster pancake, which tasted very similar to Bedok 85 Market’s oyster omelette and we highly recommend it! Designed as a family-oriented dining spot with an assortment of dishes suitable for older families – we saw many grandparents dining here!
Teochew Yam Paste & Pumpkin served with Gingko Nut
Chin Lee Restaurant in Bedok North offers casual yet comfortable HDB flat ground floor restaurant atmosphere. Just a short walk away from Bedok Reservoir MRT station.
Chin Lee Restaurant opened its doors in 1973 as a family run business, earning a stellar reputation for serving authentic Teochew dishes. Their extensive menu offers both modern and traditional fare with plenty of flavour to explore.
One of the must-try items at this eatery is their Xian Dan Xia Qiu Stir-fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk. These plump, fresh prawns were drizzled with an irresistibly flavorful sauce; its pairing was enhanced by crunchy beansprouts that added a lovely crunchy contrast against soft prawns – creating an incredible and filling dish.
Teochew Yam Paste & Pumpkin with Ginkko Nut is another dish worth experiencing at China Bistro. This velvety smooth yam paste was deliciously sweet without becoming overly sugary – an extremely refreshing dessert experience that was delightful.
Additionally to their delicious main courses, they also offer an assortment of tasty snacks and desserts. Their Coffee Pork Ribs stand out as especially delectable treats wrapped in foil with almond flakes for decoration – their tender meat being balanced perfectly by the coffee’s subtle yet pleasant taste.
Chao Zhou Zheng Yu Teochew Steamed Fish
Chin Lee Restaurant can be found on the ground floor of Block 115 in Bedok and enjoys a steady following through word-of-mouth recommendations from loyal patrons. When we visited on a weekend evening, tables filled with families filled up the place. Chin Lee offers special occasion set menus at very competitive rates to create unforgettable events!
Steamed fish () was exceptionally fresh, sweet, and satisfyingly meaty; its simple appearance belied its complex flavors that left us quite satisfied. We also tasted Hong Shao Hai Can Dong Gu Braised Sea Cucumber & Mushroom which was delicious; this dish featured more traditional Guangdong style braising with more herbs than its Cantonese equivalent.
Our dinner was completed with a traditional Teochew dessert: Yam Paste & Pumpkin with Ginkgo Nut. This treat is not overly sweet and so popular with both young and older diners alike.
It is definitely worth experiencing for some delicious Chinese cuisine. We plan on returning soon to try other items like the pig trotters and coffee ribs from their menu; plus there’s even a Monday Yum Cha service at this location – visit their website for more info!
Hong Shao Hai Can Dong Gu Braised Sea Cucumber & Mushroom
Sea cucumber is an incredibly rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and protein – not to mention its unique texture! Not only that but its mild taste means it absorbs any flavors used when braising – making it an excellent way to prepare healthy dishes!
Chinese cabbage adds light sweetness, while mushrooms provide depth and umami flavor to the meal. Shiitake hash browns add crunch while abalone sauce provides an elegant premium touch for those who can afford it.
This restaurant can be found nestled within a block of flats on their void deck, offering both indoor and outdoor seating options. Both spaces are clean, comfortable, with pleasant decor; outdoor seating offers shade with the fresh breeze blowing in.
This restaurant provides a delicious range of traditional Teochew dishes, and their Chao Zhou Zheng Yu teochew steamed fish is certainly one to experience! We were thoroughly delighted by its freshness and complex flavours in its clear broth; rare indeed in Singapore! For something even more luxurious try ordering pre-ordered roast suckling pig – said to be one of the best around!