Tuesday, June 16, 2015

[food review] Media tasting of Yam's Kitchen

Yam's Kitchen has humble beginnings in the F&B Industry since 2011, and has received numerous good reviews for serving quality food at an affordable price. It allows customers to taste authentic home-cooked cze char food-fare. Chef Kelvin Yam, 38 has more than 20 years of experience in the cze char culinary field and has achieved several gold medals in the Asian competitions in recognition of his excellent cooking skills and creatively in Chinese cuisine.
 
 
Yam's Kitchen has created a strong core value in providing customers with a great service/quality at a valuable price, as well as to stay committed in bringing gastronomical treats to all the patrons who visit the eatery place.
 
 
A group of us were invited to Yam's Kitchen by Singapore Food Listing for the Media Tasting, and it is located at Upper Thomson Road where the old Irvin's seafood was located. It is the second outlet after the successful flagship at E!Hub @ Downtown East, Pasir Ris.
 
 
The interior is pretty simple with an unpretentious setting. Yam's Kitchen does not implement a service charge and the food tasted great, as well as being priced reasonably.

 
We started off with a popular side-snack, Salted Egg Fish Skin, and it can be found on every table. The portion is decent enough to share among 3-4 people. The fish skin is well coated with salted egg, and each piece tasted flavorful with a hint of spiciness. I love the crispy fish skin very much, and it is probably the highlight of the night! Highly recommended as you will not regret trying them!
 
 
Smoked Duck Wrapped in Crepe and Fragrant Wine Pork Belly served on a boat plating.

 
Fragrant Wine Pork Belly has a right balance of lean and belly meat that makes it taste perfectly delicious. Each delectable taste of the meat was well-marinated and tasted awesome!

 
Pork Ball with Double Mushroom in Soya Bean Paste Soup 
 
Yam's Kitchen is the first restaurant that specialised in classic fish tail dishes which had been awarded the Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award in 2012/2013.

 
[Chef's recommendation] Deep Fried Fish Tail (Red Snapper) in Coconut Sauce. It is a popular signature dish of which the fish was deep-fried and the coconut sauce enhanced the overall taste and aroma.

 
The fish meat is crispy on the outside, yet still retains the moisture on the inside. I like the sauce as it was flavorful ,yet it had no MSG added. It tasted like laksa due to the usage of coconut milk. A made-in-Singapore dish, indeed!

 
I love the 3 Treasures Eggs with Vegetables in Superior Stock very much as it requires skills in maintaining the right balance and blend of Salted eggs, Chicken eggs and Century eggs. The added bonus to this dish, was the stock is made of salted eggs which is flavorful yet gives a feeling of satisfaction at the same time.
 
 
Prawns in Spicy Milky Sauce with accompanying of deep-fried Kang Kong at the side.

 
Braised Sea Cucumber with Pig's Trotter needs to be slow cooked for 6 hours in order to bring out the best of this dish.

 
 
Yam's Kitchen Tofu which was topped with Cai Poh & Meat Floss. It was smooth and tasted yummy, and I savored every bit of it.

 
Although Penang Seafood Fried Kway Teow bears a charred texture/aroma but they are not flavorful enough to capture my addiction towards this dish.
 
 
We rounded our food tasting with a refreshing dessert-drink, Honey Lime Juice with Ai-Yu Jelly.

 
If you are in the area, if want to try out REAL awesome cze char food-fare that will not go wrong, then Yam's Kitchen is an good choice to ease your craves.
 
 Good things need to be shared!

Folks out there, there is a discount code: SFBloggerYamsKitchen to enjoy 10% off of your total bill (for a-la-carte orders only)
 
 
YAM'S KITCHEN
 
No 4 JALAN LEBAN, UPPER THOMSON ROAD

SINGAPORE 577548

Contact: +65 6836 5020

Operating Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11.30am – 10pm
Friday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.30am – 10.30pm

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