About Ubin Kitchen
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Ubin Kitchen adds something special and lesser-spotted that one might not expect at the average Chinese restaurant in Singapore. Their stock in trade is the classics of the Teochew region, which is notably more vegetarian-friendly and seafood-heavy than the rest of China, and at Ubin Kitchen, you can take on a few of them by making an appearance at their location on Joo Chiat Road in the heart of Joo Chiat. We could go on all day about the specialities and the delicacies on offer, but instead the best thing to be done is to go down to Ubin Kitchen and find out for yourself what the fuss is about.
Teochew cuisine is one of the lesser-known of the major Chinese culinary traditions, but for those lucky enough to have tasted it, it isn’t one that is often forgotten. There are far more seafood dishes, particularly whole fish dishes, and a more vegetarian-friendly selection, making Teochew restaurants in Singapore perfect for a large group visit, as there is sure to be something that everyone can enjoy on the menu. Ubin Kitchen is one such restaurant, on Joo Chiat Road in Joo Chiat.
The methods of steaming, braising and poaching are more readily used, and thus the cuisine is seen as healthier, due to the lack of oil used in cooking. At Ubin Kitchen, the house signatures include steamed crab with glutinous rice, braised pork buns known as Kong Bak Pau and a Teochew staple, congee. Pay them a visit at their outlet along Joo Chiat Road in Joo Chiat for a Chinese restaurant – actually, make that a Teochew restaurant – to remember in Singapore.
12 Ubin Kitchen Reviews
Great food and service was well balanced. Really enjoyed the pepper crab, yam basket and sweet potato leaves with sambal. I would recommend over other East Coast Sea food restaurants.
Refreshingly friendly attentive service the moment you walk in the door. The food came out in a flash and was delicious. If only we had bigger tummies we would have ordered more!
Great food, affordable prices and fantastic service all without corkage charges if you bring wine. What is there more to ask for good tzechar in air-conditioned comfort? Highly recommended!
Went for lunch on National Day. Good food and service provided. Cozy decor and value for money. Will come back again to try other dishes.
Visited for the first time & ordered the Black Pepper Crab, Sambal Calms, Sea cucumber with fish maw & Sambal winged beans. All these dishes were nice and impressed by the black pepper crab, we made an additional order of white pepper crab. However, this dish was a complete disappointment as it came not properly cooked & certain bits were raw. We appreciate the restaurant's final gesture of waving the price of that last dish completely but were slightly disappointed with how the situation was handled when we mentioned about the problem. When we brought up the problem, I felt that the manager we spoke to didn't really believe us. We showed him the raw bits & then he offered to get them recooked. We waited for quite a while & when the recooked crab came, the whole dish was so watery. When we talked to the manager again, he mentioned that they had overlooked monitoring the time taken to 'steam' the crabs. We were disappointed that the steamed crab were still served back to us knowing that it was already a far cry from the original white pepper crab. This was indeed a disappointing end to what we had thought to be a good dinner. Nevertheless, I would like to commend all the other staff for their attentive and friendly service.
Yummy food & great service as always! It is the friendly service that keeps us going back to Ubin Kitchen when there are plenty of other restaurants in the area that serve the same fare.
Their service was extremely prompt and the service crew there were very friendly and helpful. Food was pretty good, will visit Ubin Kitchen again. :)
Good food. Prompt service. Kong ba pao was really good. Soft and full of flavour. Proper balance of lean meat with fat. Would return in the near future.
Looks like we're becoming regulars here! Prompt efficient service as usual. Get here early if you want the congee special as they sell out by midday.
I really love the oyster claypot noodle, reasonable price and have pretty good service. I will definitely go back again and try out other dishes.