Kay Lee has opened its first outlet at Suntec City after it was sold to Aztech Group for a whooping $4 million dollars. I have not had the chance to try the food at the original flagship outlet at Upper Paya Lebar Road so I am in no position to comment if the standard of food has dropped after the change of the restaurant’s management, but I will give you my honest opinion.
Three Combination Roast Meats is a good option if you want to try a little of the three Kay Lee signature roasted meats, which are Roasted Duck, Char Siew and Roasted Pork. Roast Pork has a crunchy skin and a good balance of fats and meat. I am loving the crispy skin of the Roast Duck but the meat is a little dry. Kay Lee’s Char Siew has a distinctive smoky taste, honey-glazed and slightly charred on the sides.
Crispy Dumplings with Mayonnaise Sauce is a crowd-pleaser that is simple enough for everyone to make at home, so no points for originality. The dumplings are served to us piping hot, but they should definitely do something about the presentation
Shrimp Wonton Noodle loses to Imperial Treasure Windows of Hong Kong because the soup is not rich enough. The prawn taste is not very strong although the wontons are packs quite a punch with big succulent prawns.
Canton-style Dumpling Noodle is almost identical to Shrimp Wonton Noodle except the wontons are of a slightly different variety.
Congee In Liwan Boat Style is Cantonese-style porridge where the long hours of cooking reduces the rice to almost a tasteless pulp. The crackers and peanuts doesn’t help much either.
Roselle Tea is a tea brewed from roselle which is a relative to hibiscus. It tastes exceedingly similar to the popular blackcurrant drink Ribena, except that it is slightly more sour. Roselle is rich in antioxidants and minerals especially vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2 and B6 which makes it one delicious healthy drink.
I will go and try out the food at the original flagship store at Upper Paya Lebar Road and give my verdict if the new restaurant is still as good. Until then, Key Lee at Suntec City is still worth a visit.
Kay Lee (Suntec City)
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #02-609
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Kay Lee ( Upper Paya Lebar Road)
Address: 125 Upper Paya Lebar Road
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am – 8.30pm