Hey Kee Review: Hong Kong-Style Dai Pai Dong in Singapore That Both Adults and Kids Will Enjoy

Imagine stepping into a bustling Dai Pai Dong and soaking up the old Hong Kong vibe without leaving Singapore. That’s precisely what the newly opened restaurant, Hey Kee, aims to offer.

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Outdoor seating area
hey kee indoor seating
Indoor dining hall

From the red and green tables and chairs to the vintage movie posters adorning the walls, the restaurant is a visual delight.

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This “barber” shop is a great photo area.
hey kee bus stop area
Wait at this “bus stop” and get a photo taken in the meantime.

Kids will be thrilled to spot the whimsical barber shop at the entrance and the creatively recreated bus stop seating areas — perfect spots to wait for a table. Even the mosaic floor tiles contribute to the nostalgic ambience.

Hey Kee Food Review

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“Typhoon Shelter” Style Stir Fried Crab

Hey Kee serves classic Hong Kong comfort food in generous portions, ideal for sharing among families. The menu boasts an array of mouthwatering dishes, from Stir Fried Crab in spicy “Typhoon Shelter” sauce (S$98 per kg) to Stir Fried Live Prawns with Salt & Pepper (S$28 per 300g).

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Handmade Lychee Prawn Balls

For a universally loved dish that kids won’t be able to resist, consider the Sweet & Sour Pork with Pineapple (S$15.80) or the Handmade Lychee Prawn Balls (S$15.80 for six pieces). Both are visually appealing and delightful in taste.

hey kee soon hock
Steamed Soon Hock with Superior Soy Sauce

Dining with a large group? Try the Steamed Soon Hock with Superior Soy Sauce (estimated S$9 per 100g). The steaming method highlights the fish’s freshness, making it a hit with both children and adults alike.

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Supreme Soy Sauce Fried HK Noodles

I also savoured the Supreme Soy Sauce Fried HK Noodles (S$12.80), which boasts a distinct “wok hei” flavour and is incredibly addictive.

hey kee pan fried beef tenderloin cubes
Pan Fried Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Potatoes

Looking for more options? The Pan Fried Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Potatoes (S$36.80), served with a delectable black pepper sauce, and the Temple Street Crispy Roast Chicken (S$22.80 for half chicken) are both standout choices. The chicken is marinated for hours before being deep-fried to crispy perfection.

hey kee signature claypot seafood porridge
Sgnature Claypot Seafood Porridge

Hey Kee also offers an array of seafood dishes, including a Signature Claypot Seafood Porridge (market price). The highlight? You can select your own fresh seafood from the live tanks to customise your perfect pot.

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Take your pick from the live seafood display.

Our Verdict?

Hey Kee is a lively and vibrant spot that we’re confident families and groups of friends will adore. The restaurant doesn’t have a service charge, which keeps the final bill more affordable than other similar eateries. With its energetic atmosphere, scrumptious food, and unique photo opportunities, it promises to be a memorable dining experience.

Hey Kee is located at 102 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399719. Opening hours are from 11.30am to 3pm for lunch and 5.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner. Make a reservation on Oddle.