Chef Ming Dining Room Restaurant in Kennedy Town

Posted: September 16, 2014 in dinner, lunch
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I went to Chef Ming’s Dining Room on two consecutive days as the supper meal was delicious to warrant a second visit.  This is one of the few restaurants in Kennedy Town (other than the Chongqing chicken pot restaurant inside the Smithfield Cooked Food Centre) with a steady stream of people lining up outside waiting to dine.  The expat restaurants on New Praya Street may have the harbour side water view but this place has tasty food.  There are a number of restaurants on the same street, Al Pesto and Tapaella are the two that come to mind but if you follow your sense of smell it will lead you here – fried garlic and food cooked at high temperature.  They promise no MSG.

For the supper menu, they have a large variety.  Stick with their signature dishes.

First off, soup.  It looks like chicken feet and I love it as a appetizer.  It prepares the stomach for when I plan to stretch it out in subsequent mouth fulls.  It has the ability to digest quickly leaving my stomach stretched out and ready to take on more gorging.  I disdain chewing so soup is best as the appetizer.

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Honey and black pepper porkchops is one of their signature dishes.  It beats the honey and garlic that everyone else is doing.  Half the plate was taken home via doggy bag as the portion was generous.  The meat was tender and full of flavour.  The pieces of meat were large with ample bites before hitting bone with the majority of meat to bone ratio at 85:15.

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Penang style fried rice.  It’s spicy and different than the normal fried rice.  Normal white steamed rice is so boring so on this day we decided to eat our carbs via fried rice.  Half of this plate was also taken home to consume on another occasion as it was large.

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Seasonal vegetables with beef.  This was the only dish we were able to finish as the vegetables would taste terrible on re-heating.

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A 2 person dinner for $250.

The first thing to arrive at each table during lunch is a large bowl of soup enough to fill 4 rice bowls.  The only thing on the menu are the lunch specials which change daily, on a saturday afternoon there were 7.

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sand sauce chicken.  Chicken was moist and tender as to be expected.

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Egg plant braised noodles.  No eggplants in the noodle

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So they re-did adding the eggplant

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I like this place.  The food is tasty and it’s the only restaurant on the block with a line of patrons waiting to dine inside.


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