Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow Part II

Had lunch with my colleagues at the second Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow outlet today. Tried out the other brother's outlet at Purvis Street some time back, so thought I would take this opportunity to compare the two feuding outlets. For those who have no idea what I am talking about, read about my review on the first outlet here. I ordered the mixed beef kway teow soup and found the broth a little too bland. The sliced beef was not evenly cooked. Some slices were too cooked and some were undercooked. I tried a little of my colleague's dried version and found it way too starchy. My colleagues also complained that it was too salty. Overall it was ok, but I found the other outlet at Purvis Street better.

On a side note, the cashier, whom I presume to be a family member, was rather haughty and that irked me a little. Imagine this. I tried to scoop some crushed peanuts into my bowl of kway teow and she hastily told me that it was for dried versions only. Gee. And at $5/bowl which was hardly filling, I won't be back again. Once is enough.

Final Verdict:
Value for money:6/10

Overall:6/10 (Based on food and value for money only)

Address: Cross Street I think. Its just next to the Capitol Ba Chor Mee and opposite Don's Pies.

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