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“dad's favourite hokkien cuisine restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beng Thin Hoon Kee

Beng Thin Hoon Kee
Ranked #3,462 of 10,421 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
Qingdao
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“dad's favourite hokkien cuisine restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Beng Thin Hoon Kee is a long established restaurant; highly regarded in the Singapore community for its Hokkien dishes.

Its flagship restaurant is still located at the iconic, IM Pei designed OCBC Building (on the 5th floor). Beng Thin's signature dishes are aplenty. 1) Hokkien Noodles, 2) Oyster Omelette, 3) Yam Basket, 4) Ngoh Hiong combo plate

in recent years, Beng Thin appear to have caught 2nd wind and business seem to improve at the OCBC outlet both for lunch & dinner for weekdays.

weekends, Beng Thin enjoy repeat business from 3-4 generational patrons

sometime in 2009, Beng Thin decided to take the plunge & open another outlet in the Toa Payoh housing estate. Business is respectable on weekends; but quiet on weekday evenings.

last I ate was in May for business dinner at the T. Payoh branch. My clients were impressed enough by the food quality to ask me for the restaurant address.

Prices have gone up across the board for white linen topped restaurants across the island state.

Beng Thin are staffed with long serving staff augmented by new blood from northern China & also Malaysia

good thing business dinners are tax deductible !

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hokkien tradition restaurant - Thru generations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This is a restaurant with history. It serve many Hokkien favorites, well known since the older generation. Although it is not a popular place with wonderful ambience or new generation cuisine but u can be sure to get a transitional Hokkien food experience here. The favorites of pork belly buns, salad appetizer and even braised seacucumber with duck are some of their favorites. Have known this place for decades. However it is always a challenges for these owner to keep to their tradition against the competition of time and changes in Singapore.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Toa payoh branch - Expensive given the standard of food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

It is a well known restaurant serving "Hokkien" cuisines. However, given the fact that Singapore is a food paradise where even the cheapest food can be real yummy and of good standard, the food quality and quantity vs Price stops me from visiting the restaurant again. Esp. since we have so many other restaurants that are good if not better.

Visited November 2011
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“Fell in love with the steam pomfret.....return to eat rating!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2009

Fell in love with the steam pomfret.....return to eat rating!

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