Ah Hoi’s Kitchen

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Well-known for its seafood and local cuisine, this hotel poolside restaurant, with its high timber ceiling and rustic ambiance is a great place to get some authentic local grub in air-conditioned comfort. If you’re in the mood for something spicy, we say go for the Sri Lankan chili or black pepper crab. Other favorites include X.O. fried rice with live baby lobster in superior gravy, as well as grilled pork ribs in sweet Champagne sauce.

Renowned for its seafood and local cuisine, this veteran hotel poolside restaurant is a favorite among many. The place, complete with a high timber ceiling and swirling metal fans, exudes a relaxed rustic charm. It is open air, but covered for a tropical feel, with blowers blasting cool air to keep you comfortable. Think coffee shop, but without the noise, dirt and grease. We waltzed into this eatery expecting to be pampered with good food, and we were not disappointed.

Ah Hoi’s Combination, which consists of deep fried spring rolls, soft shell crabs and chicken ngoh hiang, was an excellent way to kick start dinner, although health conscious diners might find it too heavy on the grease. The lobster beehoon in claypot is a delight with its rich and thick gravy. We highly recommend the honey glazed ginger chicken. Sweet and tender, the chicken pieces are sumptuous, while ginger slices gave the dish flavor and prevented the sweetness from being overpowering. It’s a must try.

We ordered Ah Hoi’s pancake for dessert. Accompanied with a scoop of strawberry ice cream, this pastry with mango filling is refreshing. The mango filling was cooked just right, and the pastry not too dry. In all, this casual restaurant offers appetizing food, though a few of its dishes may be too rich for some. An ideal place for families, groups of friends and out of town guests who want to experience local dining in a comfortable setting.

When the weather is good, eating outside can be a truly enjoyable dining experience. These joints with charming open air areas are just the place to dine on breezy evenings.

Venue Details
Address: Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, 4/F 1A Cuscaden Rd., Singapore, 249716 Singapore
Phone: 6831-4373
Area: Tanglin
Cuisine: Local
Price Range: $$
Open since: June, 1996
Opening hours: daily noon-2:30pm, 6:30-10:30pm
Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Traders Hotel and Tanglin Mall basement carpark, Takeaway available, Dress requirements: Smart Casual
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