Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint 琪利, Suntec: The Takeover of Modernity

kay lee roast meat suntec Established since 1970s, Kay Lee Roast Meat was looking for a buyer for their recipes at $3.5 million some time back. A major company has acquired Kay Lee, and set up 4 branches now.

kay lee roast meat reviewSince the acquisition, the direction of Kay Lee has changed. No longer a kopitiam style. The new company seems to remodel Kay Lee after Crystal Jade. There is wine on the menu, along with finger food. And there is a whole lot of other food.

kay lee suntec reviewI don’t think this concept works because the other dishes aren’t good. The wanton noodles, the popcorn chicken with wasabi dip, and the salted veg soup are just so.

kay lee suntec reviewLuckily, the standard of the roast meats is similar to the last time we visited the kopitiam. The char siew is definitely the showpiece, very fat, very char, and very sweet; if you like heavily flavored greasy food, you’ve found your soulmate. The duck is dry, and the crackling of sio bak is too hard.

kay lee sgThe service was fantastic, probably because there were only 3 tables around. But the restaurant concept isn’t working for Kay Lee, because people only want to eat the roast meats. The company should have set up stalls in food courts.

Kay Lee Roast Meat
3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-609, Singapore 038983
T: +65 6594 2202
Weekday 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm, Weekends & PH 11am-10pm

Value: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Decor/Ambience: 6/10
Food: 6/10
Rating: 3.375/5

Written by 

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.