Kok Sen Restaurant

2266 Wishlisted
~$15/pax
What We Love
  • Small coffeeshop with tight spacing
  • Zi char classics with numerous signature dishes
  • Claypot Yong Tau Foo, Big Prawn Hor Fun, Three Egg Spinach

30-32 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089137

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Thursday:
12:00pm - 02:15pm
05:00pm - 10:45pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 02:15pm
05:00pm - 10:45pm

Saturday:
12:00pm - 02:15pm
05:00pm - 10:45pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 02:15pm
05:00pm - 10:45pm

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 02:15pm
05:00pm - 10:45pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 02:15pm
05:00pm - 10:45pm

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Kam heong chicken is a Malaysian Chinese dish packed with so many flavours. The sauce creates a very complex flavour of spiciness, sourness, sweetness and brilliantly savouriness in this dish. This is ideal to go along with rice and the chicken is tender, well marinated and chopstick-licking good 》$10/small

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This is definitely the star on the entire menu. Hor fun drenched in thick gooey seafood gravy bursting with umami along with hints of spiciness. The big prawns were fresh and the portion was good with the right amount of wok-hei. It's legit good! 👍 》$19/small

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We ordered another of Kok Sen's signature dish, the claypot Yong Tau foo, as we saw this at many tables. While the dish comes with taupok, capsicum and Brinjal, these are not your run-of-the-mill ingredients as they are all stuffed with fish and sotong paste! The paste was firm and slightly bouncy and it didn't come with an overly fishy taste.

The gravy was also great and it was brimming with flavour reminiscent of seafood. It is definitely great to drizzle it over your rice although we preferred the hor fun gravy for it's strong wok hey flavour!

One downside was the small serving size for the $15 that we paid for the dish. It is enough to be shared between 2 pax (and maybe 3 pax), but you are better off getting a larger size if you are visiting in a bigger group.

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We are back at Kok Sen for their unique tze char dishes and this time, we decided to try out the Golden Dragon Chicken, which was a signature item on their menu. Don't be deceived by the name of this item though, because this item is really roasted chicken skin stuffed with fish paste! The roasted chicken skin was really crispy and the fish paste was prepared well as it wasn't overly fishy. 😋

However, the dish cost a whopping $32 and even though the serving size was decent, we don't think it was very worth the price paid since the filling was all fish paste. Unlikely that we will order this dish again next time!

We visited Kok Sen for lunch on a Saturday and the restaurant was nearly full. Hence, we highly encourage you to make a reservation before heading down! 😁

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First time trying this out and it was absolutely delicious. Didn’t have to queue here on a rainy Sunday night at 8pm. Prawns were huge, service was prompt and the wok hei was on point.

The only downside, if any, is the price tag of $20 for a one pax portion of hor fun.

We thought that having white rice alone would be boring and hence, we decided to order the beef fried rice as well! The fried rice was really fragrant and came with a decent amount of wok hey, which gave the dish a slightly smoky flavour. We also liked that the rice was not overly wet/clumpy, unlike some of the fried rice sold at eateries outside. The beef was diced into small pieces and coated with black pepper sauce, hence there is no need to be afraid of the gamey taste and it will be concealed by the sauce. The sauce went pretty well with the fried rice, I must say!

This is the small portion, which is around enough for 3 persons to have one bowl of rice each! For $8, we think it is fairly reasonable. Kok Sen was thankfully not very crowded when we reached at 7.30 pm on a weekday evening and we were able to get a table fairly quickly; however, we can imagine that they will be pretty crowded on weekends and given that they do not take reservations, you have to be prepared to queue!

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