Never did I know that there is actually another Tze Char (or Zi Char) place so near my house. Hao Jiang Kee 豪江记小厨鱼头炉 , previously known as 818 Seafood Paradise, is located at The Eiltist, one of the buildings within the industrial area of Bukit Batok Crescent. Before shifting to Bukit Batok, the stall was located at the big lorries carpark at Old Jurong Road, however a change of management necessitated a move.
The stall is one of many at Fu Eating House. Both the chefs at Hao Jiang Kee have over ten years of experience and had been cooking with the stall since they were at Jurong. As the name suggests, 鱼头炉 (fish head steamboat) is their signature item.
You may opt for the Fishhead Steamboat or Sliced Fish Steamboat, both at an affordable cost of $25. The steamboat comes with a generous amount of fish, but if you are hankering for more to add to your steamboat, they also have red garoupa, pomfret, prawns and fish maw available. Two thumbs up to the chef for the perfect presentation of the fresh fish.
Salted Egg Chicken ($12). While salted egg is supposed to be one of their specialties, I did not really fancy this dish. The chicken was fried perfectly, with the outer layer crispy and the inside tender. However, I found the sauce a bit too dry.
Nonya Fish Head ($23). It does seem like we order a lot of fish that day! An appetising dish! We constantly showered our white rice with the sauce. Also, the fish is fresh and pristine.
Vegetarian Sauce Beancurd ($10). Do not think this is a vegetarian dish because it is served with minced meat! This is hands-down my favourite dish here. I do not really like beancurd, but the combination of the sauce with the silky beancurd is simply hard to resist.
豪江记小厨鱼头炉 Hao Jiang Kee
25 Bukit Batok Crescent, The Elitist,
Tel: 8678 3392
Monday 1100-1430hrs and 1700-2100hrs
Tuesday to Saturday 1100-1430hrs and 1700-2230hrs
Sunday & PH 1600-2230hrs