JB Ah Meng Restaurant Reivew 新山亚明小厨 Visited by the Michelin Chefs

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  • Rating: 3.5
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  • On 03/09/2017
  • Last modified:03/09/2017

Review Summary:

Most of the dishes at JB Ah Meng were created with the chef's passion to please the tastebuds of the customers. They may be dropped out from the 2017 Michelin Bib Gourmand list for whatever reason, however, the support from the public has not be dampened at all.

JB Ah Meng Restaurant Reivew 新山亚明小厨 Visited by the Michelin Chefs

The restaurant at Geylang Lorong 30 has all the needed accolades to portray itself a novelty shop to the area. With Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain’s visit and was once listed on the 2016 Michelin Bib Gourmand are good enough to put the JB Ah Meng on the foodies’ radar.

The restaurant occupying the corner shop at the junction of Geylang 30 and Geylang road, they have both the indoor air conditioning and outdoor sitting along the pavement.

The popular zichar restaurant is usually swamped with long queue of customers when the door is opened for business.

We reached there at 6pm but only outside sitting were available.

JB Ah Meng is famous with their White Pepper Crab, San Lou Bee Hoon, Salted Egg Prawn Ball, Garlic Chilli Lala and fried fishhead etc. with many signature dishes on the menu, we got to be selective with the limited stomach capacity we can accommodate.

J.B. San Lou Bee Hoon $7/11/14

The beehoon was fried with dried shrimps, veggies, squid and eggs, the bee hoon was fried till slightly charred and crispy exteriorly in a round pancake shape, it retained the soft and moist of the bee hoon’s texture internally, flavour wise was nice though my wife would prefer the seasoning can be more pronounced for a more enthralling aroma.

Fried Garlic Chilli Clams (Lala) $16/24/32

The clam or lala was fried with garlic, chili and Chinese celery, we have no doubt about the freshness of lala and the overall great taste. A thumb up dish.

Stir-Fried Cameron Green Dragon vegetable $12/18/24

A combination of Green Dragon vegetable or Royale Chives stir-fried with beansprouts seasoned with the iconic canned fish Fried Dace with Salted Black Bean, the ubiquitous canned fish food is an excellent seasoning ingredients to the veggies and a dish well received by all of us.

Salted Egg Prawn Ball $20/30/40

JB Ah Meng is innovative in differentiating the common dishes from other zichar stalls, you will find corn kernel coated with salted egg besides the prawn balls in the dish, the corn kernel give the extra crunchiness to the deep fried prawns. Not too bad in overall taste.

Deep Fried Fermented Bean With Pork Belly $12/18/24

Coated with fermented beancurd paste and spices, JB Ah Meng tried to make the sinful deep-fried pork belly less sinful with the use of less fatty part in this dish. Nice crispy exterior and may not be juicy enough inside but remained tender in the texture.

Fried Egg withTomato $12/18/24

The homely comfort dish was given the twists to produce an impressive dish we all like. The fluffy eggs was cooked with black fungus, tomatoes, chili, spring onion with a hint of sweetness, sourness, spiciness provide a subtle layered flavour and different texture came together of this beautifully done concoction dish.

White Pepper Crab (Market price) $42

JB Ah Meng is definitely proud of their white pepper crabs, the stir-fries crab was mild with the white pepper, the Chinese celery and the ginger added the extra zest to this popular dish. However, the fragrance of the white pepper could be a little underwhelming though the crab meat was firm and meaty. May be it is the intention to keep the dish at mildly spicy so to let the natural sweetness of the crustacean shine.

Our verdict

Most of the dishes at JB Ah Meng were created with the chef’s passion to please the tastebuds of the customers. They may be dropped out from the 2017 Michelin Bib Gourmand list for whatever reason, however, the support from the public has not be dampened at all.

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A: 534 Geylang Road
Lorong 30
Singapore 389490

H: 
5:00pm – 3:00am Daily

T: +65 67412418