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My weekends usually mean hearty meals with friends and or family, taken at leisurely paces and enjoyed thoroughly. That’s what I attempt to do each weekend, when not occupied with errand running or grocery shopping.
Last Saturday, after the rains subsided, a few of us decided to get together to have Fish Head Steamboat at Rangoon Road. This outlet is owned by the second wife of Mr Keng, who is one half of the famed couple behind Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat in Whampao Market. Unlike the Whampao Market stall, this outlet serves a variety of szechar (dialect for cook and fry but usually refers to a-la-carte dishes served with rice).
We had to have the steamboat, of course, ordering the fish sliced version for a change. Since there were four of us, we got a medium-sized steamboat with a traditional charcoal fire that was chock full of sliced Snakehead Fish, Fried Solefish, yam and cabbage in a fragrant soup base.
We also ordered their signature 金龙鸡 Jin Long Ji (literally meaning Golden Dragon Chicken) which is essentially a fried boneless chicken served with plum sauce and best eaten hot. This dish has got to be the bomb diggity because it is thinly-sliced, crispy, tasty and most importantly, boneless! A pure delight when you pop a piece into your mouth and chomp happily, without worrying or fussing with pieces of bone sticking to parts of your mouth. This was so good, we ordered seconds!
I have been to both outlets at Whampao Market and Rangoon Road, and I honestly prefer the atmosphere at Rangoon Road with its air-conditioned seating, ample parking and shorter waiting period. Overall, it was a lovely weekend dinner with good friends, and the most important part of it, the steamboat soup base was not laden with MSG or salt, which usually leaves me feeling thirsty and parched.
Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat at Rangoon Road is located at 116/118 Rangoon Road Singapore 218396.