We came for MDP's ultimate specialty, XO Fish soup, but fell in love with their creamy prawns instead!
We walked past this restaurant when we had our dinner at Everest Kitchen a week ago. Since we've not had XO fish beehoon before, we decided to douse our burning curiosity and returned one week later.
Strong aroma of XO surged immediately when the fish soup was served. We took quick shots of the XO Fish Beehoon ($10) and finally took our first sip...
Well, the soup was not quite what we'd expected. We always welcome the addition of milk into our fish soup to give it a sweet, savoury taste. The fish soup was savoury with a subtle taste of XO, lacking in the sweetness we've liked. Fish slices were firm and thick. Wonder if it's the time spent on phototaking or it's the choice of fish, the fish was not really tender and seemed to be slightly overcooked.
A & J's rating: 3.75/5
We also tried some of the other chef's specialties like the Creamy Prawn ($15).
Large tiger prawns were stir fried and coated with special cream sauce, almost similar to that of salted egg prawns with the omission of salted egg. Tender, juicy prawns in rich creamy sauce was flavoursome and a definitely must try. Sauce was so delectable that we literally drank it on its own! But beware of the high cholesterol! :P
(J: Actually, I didn't really fancy the prawns as they were not crunchy and it took me quite a while to bite off the flesh. Found it to be a chore eating this oops.)
A's rating: 4.25/5, J's rating: 4/5
Another dish that was highly recommended by the boss is none other than Prawn Paste Chicken ($10).
This certainly deserves a high mark! It was really crispy and tasty. The flesh maintained its tenderness and juiciness. Prawn paste taste was pretty apparent and it was simply finger-licking good!
(J: This actually reminded me of Waffletown's crispy fried chicken.)
A's rating: 4.5/5, J's rating: 4.25/5
Braised Bai Ling Gu with Spinach ($8)
Bai Ling Gu bear close resemblance to oyster mushroom. It was slightly more chewy which reminded us of mock abalone. This dish came to be rather average. It would be better if they could go easy on the oyster sauce and bring down the sodium level of this dish.
A & J's rating: 3.75/5
Bill totalled up to $46.60 (including drinks) for 3 people, which is reasonable enough to draw our future patronage. What's more, no GST and service charge!
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510 MacPherson Road