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This New Zi Char Place Is A “Mini SG” With Themed Decor Like An Old-School Bus Stop & ERP Gantry

KEK Seafood at SAFRA Punggol

Keng Eng Kee Seafood, or KEK Seafood for short, is a famous zi char restaurant most Singaporeans already know and love. Even the late Anthony Bourdain had something to say about their wok hei-filled delicacies. 

So what can you expect at their 3rd restaurant at SAFRA Punggol? Well to put it plainly, a lot. Beyond the delicious food, this outlet has Insta-worthy interiors to boot – we’re talking seating inspired by old-school swings and an archway that looks like an ERP gantry. 

Old-school themed eatery with unique photo spots

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Don’t let the ERP gantry and day parking sign scare you – this one won’t kena saman.

Image credit: KEK Seafood

KEK Seafood’s first outlet at Alexandra Village has classic hawker-style dining at its peak, situated on the ground floor of Block 124, Bukit Merah Lane. Then, there’s also the outlet at SAFRA Tampines, which features a mural that’s an ode to the Singapore hawker culture.

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Are you walking into a zi char place or Punggol MRT station? Who knows.
Image credit: KEK Seafood 

And even though it might not be located within a residential area, the new KEK Seafood at SAFRA Punggol has an even stronger focus on the Singaporean day-to-day life. We guarantee that you’ll feel right at home. 

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Image credit: KEK Seafood 

Your eyes don’t deceive you, this restaurant pays homage to some of the things that are unique to Singaporeans. An ERP Gantry is used as a decorative arch, while diners can wait to be seated at a 1/1 replica of a temporary public bus stop.

Localised road signs and traffic lights line their “streets”, with floors modelled after our very own roads and expressways.   

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Image credit KEK Seafood 

Head to one of the seating areas, which has ceilings covered by a faux shelter – the kind with corrugated zinc sheets as roofing. There’s a mural featuring kids at play at an old school dragon playground. You’ll be having lunch or dinner seated at tables that have been modelled like old-school playground swings. 

Dig into Michelin-rated hawker food

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Fun fact: KEK Seafood has earned features on Netflix and CNN. So besides the Insta-worthy interiors, of course you’d come to KEK Seafood at SAFRA Punggol for the yummy eats.

Their classic signatures like the Signature Moonlight Horfun (from $10.80) or Marmite Chicken (from $15.80) have helped them claim the prestigious Michelin Guide’s Michelin Plate for the past 7 years.

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The 3 dishes exclusive to SAFRA Punggol.
Image credit: KEK Seafood  

Alongside their usual specialities, this outlet has some new and exclusive dishes that you won’t find at their other branches: Grilled Assorted Seafood with their special homemade KEK sauce, Otah Charcoal Fried Dough Fritters, and Cereal Hei Bee Hiam Fried Ice Cream for a sweet treat. 

Check out KEK Seafood at SAFRA Punggol

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Image credit: KEK Seafood

So if you’re craving local zhi char in a unique setting, head over to SAFRA Punggol for some Michelin-rated cereal prawns, chilli crab, and claypot. You and your dining mates won’t run out of things to talk about – from the super shiok food to the nostalgic decor. The only thing that’s missing is the staff wearing school uniforms or dressing like bus captains and NSmen. 

Address: 9 Sentul Crescent, #02-01 SAFRA Punggol, Singapore 828654
Opening hours: 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: 9691 0616 | KEK Seafood website       

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Cover image adapted from KEK Seafood