Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert (香港盛記甜品), Singapore

Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-79, Singapore 179103
Price: $
URL: http://www.shengkeedessert.com/

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert (香港盛記甜品), a subsidiary company of Select Limited, serves primarily Hong Kong style desserts and savoury food. Located at the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre, this outlet is always crowded. 

13 March 2014

Rating: 2/5

Address: 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #B1-50, Singapore 059413 

After a disappointing dinner at Tamoya, we decided to have dessert to end the meal with a sweet note. However, it ended with a disaster. To summarise our dessert experience, Sheng Kee should concentrate on its specialty - desserts. The snacks and rice dishes we ordered were huge disappointments.

My thoughts - I think Sheng Kee should just concentrate on their specialty - desserts. Their desserts taste better than their food. I will consider other shops for desserts.

The entire dining experience cost is $33.30 for two.

I was disappointed with the quality of the Oriental Chicken Sausage Rice (腊味鸡饭). The presentation was very poor. The chicken meat was dry and tasteless. It looked as if it was in the steamer for many days. The waxed sausages were tasteless and lacked fragrance. I expected a reasonable standard in terms of food quality from Sheng Kee. I do not recommend you to order this. (Food rating: 1.5/5)

Osmanthus Jelly (桂花糕) is a healthy and refreshing dessert, made with osmanthus flower and wolfberries. Osmanthus flower is known to promote beautiful skin while wolfberry is believed to help improve vision. The jelly was firm and flowers were fragrant. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Fortune Crispy Fish Skin (好运脆鱼皮) will be your misfortune. Although the fish skin was crispy, the aftertaste was very bad. The skin tasted as if they were deep fried in stale or over-used cooking oil. The crispy skins were then garnished with fishy roe and pork floss. It looked very innovative but not delicious. Forget about the crispy fish skin even if you have a strong craving for it. (Food rating: 1.5/5)

Mango Aloe Vera Sago (芒果芦荟西米露) is very normal. However, the mango 'purée' tasted very fake. It tasted veryartificial mango juice with mango cubes, aloe vera cubes and 'frog eggs'. It was a disappointment. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Corn Custard Salted Egg (玉米奶黃包) was a new product recently launched. From the picture in the menu, it looked delicious. However, it did not look as nice as it was in the menu. The dough which I regarded very highly was flaky and not soft. The dough was easily cracked and looked as if it were over steamed. The fillings were disappointing too - tasteless. Once again, forget about ordering this, I cautioned. (Food rating: 1.5/5)


14 June 2013 

Rating: 3/5

When I was shopping at basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre, I finally got the chance to try the dessert store. Finally, I was able to find a table and have the opportunity to try out the desserts. The outlet was crowded and thus, it required some effort to attract the two hardworking service staff's attention.

I ordered myself a bowl of Lemongrass Jelly with Mango and Black Pearls, Deep-Fried Shrimp wrapped in Crispy Beancurd Skin, and Pan-fried Carrot Cake. Even though there were a lot of people, the food was served quickly. I did not need to wait long to try out their dessert and savoury items. Well, I liked the food. Not bad. :) How about you?

The Lemongrass Jelly with mango and black pearls was an interesting dessert. I loved the lemongrass jelly. It was soft and the nice lemongrass taste was uplifting. The mango bits were sweet. The generous serving of black pearls was equally great. At first, I thought I was eating grass jelly. However, the black jellies were a little too much. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)

I must say that the Pan-Fried Carrot Cake was superb. It was crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. Furthermore, the dried shrimp and also the waxed sausage bits enhanced the taste. How I wish there was chilli to eat it with. I bet that it would be divine. (Food Rating: 4/5)

The Deep-Fried Shrimp wrapped in Crispy Beancurd Skin was another savoury that I liked. The salty beancurd skin tasted great with the fresh shrimp. It was delicious! Order a serving and share with your friends. The dish was cut into six pieces. (Food Rating: 3/5)