Address: Centrepoint New Wing #B2-105/106/107
Opening Hours: Open 11am – 10pm daily
Gaudy lights, tacky Oriental decor and harassed-looking chefs shouting orders in dialect — Yi Kou Wei Heritage Taste at Centrepoint’s new wing is a Chinese restaurant straight out of the movies!
True to nature, it is also carb-heaven!
We order a sampling of Chinese favorites, beginning with the “5 Fortuner”, a dieter’s nightmare consisting of Kuei Pie Ti, Yam Cake, Carrot Cake, Pumpkin and Lotus Cake, crowned liberally with floss. Every bit was tasty, soft and supple.
|5 Fortuner||Deep fried chicken wings|
Next we try Granny’s Inche Kebin — weirdly enough, a Peranakan specialty! — which is a serving of four deep fried chicken wings prepared with a special seasoning. The meat is exceptionally crispy, with a delightful flavour.
|Pan-fried sweet potato leaf with wolfberries|
Moving on to lighter fare, we have the Pan-fried Sweet Potato Leaf with Wolfberries. It is hard to go wrong with this classic dish, and the vegetables prove crunchy but a little too salty to eat without some steamed rice.
The Sliced Fish Hor Fun with Bean Sprouts arrive doused in rich, aromatic sauce, and the pale fish slices are thick, flavorful and very fresh. The generous serving of sprouts are also a treat for the palate.
Rounding up the meal is another evergreen favourite Crispy Noodles with Seafood. This dish is disappointingly over-salted, but come in a hearty serving that the whole table can share.
We chase our dinner down with the house herbal drink, a cooling throat-soother, perfect for washing down thick sauces and sweeping away the sweltering weather.
Overall, the servings are generous and tasty but a tad heavy-handed on the salt. There are no “must-have” dishes, but still a fairly good outing for the tastebuds.
|Crispy noodles with seafood||Sliced fish hor fun with bean sprouts
As told to Cherie Tan