Food Review: Whampoa Food Street Keng Fish Head Steamboat

Whampoa Food Street Keng Fish Head Steamboat @ Balestier Road

When come to fishhead steamboat, Whampoa Keng Fish head Steamboat seems to receive all the limelight, the perpetual queue and the full house scene are the common phenomenon here which is a clear endorsement of its popularity.

We opted for the red snapper for the steamboat, $60 for the medium size and the aluminum vessel filled with burning charcoal kept the milky white broth boiling. Fairly standard items can be found in the broth, cabbage, seaweed and taro. However, it required quite a fair bit of luck with the ladle to find the red snapper, so you can imagine the amount of fish came with the steamboat.

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The first sip of the broth validated the popularity of the steamboat, the broth was adorned with lusciously sweetness and fragrance from the collegen rich milky white soup. Few rounds of refilling had not diluted or discounted the piquant flavour, every spoonful of broth was full of satisfaction.

Pork Ribs

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Pork ribs was topped with the deep fried fish strips from the popular fish snack that can be found on the shelves from the supermarket. The pork ribs was extremely tender and juicy, each bite was inspiring to the taste buds.

Roasted Chicken 

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We were “conned” by the waitress to believe the weekend special dish should not be missed, it was a regrettable mistake for the off the mark standard. Although the skin was thin and crisp, the roasted chicken was bland and dry, more work are needed on the seasoning.

Street Tofu

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You probably can guess from the name this dish must be created from a road side stall, back alleys and roadside stalls are the incubator for many of the salivating food, Street Tofu has managed to concur our fastidious tastebuds with its silky smooth beancurd and alluring gravy. Highly recommended.


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The salted chai po or preserved radish was overdosed making the omelette nothing but salty.

Sambal Sweet Potatoes Leaf

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Can we have a truly sambal sweet potatoes leaf? Sambal supposing to be spicy enough to tickle and excite the tastebuds, however, it was too mild and missing the bold flavour.

Prawn Roll

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The prawn rolls were packed with meat and not starch, seasoning may need a little more work to boost the flavour.

Whampoa Keng Fishhead Steamboat  Verdict:

The tantalizing broth was unquestionably warrant our endorsement for one of the best fishhead steamboat around, the price tag of $60 for a medium size pot for a group of 5 pax is relatively expensive if compared to other similar setup, the pot could be perceived more value add if not of the pathetic amount of fish present in the soup.

Whampoa Keng Fishhead Steamboat Details :

Address: 556 Balestier Road, Singapore 329872
Operating Hours: Daily 11am – 11pm
Telephone: +65 63567371