Kombi Rocks is well known among vintage car enthusiasts as a place which walks and talks vintage automobiles. From Volkswagen Type 2’s (more commonly known as Kombis or Microbus) to the classic VW Beetle or the rarer 1962 Chevy Impala or 1993 Ferrari Mondial. This is the place to come to if you’re a vintage petrol-head who appreciates the art and beauty of a bygone era.
With so much emphasis on vintage automobiles the casual observer might be forgiven if you didn’t know that Kombi Rocks actually started life in a very different vein. Koon Kee Restaurant was established by Chef Lim Koon Kee in 1972, it moved to its current location in 2006. It was renamed Kombi Rocks Diner in 2012 after Chef Lim had passed on. His youngest son, Chef Hai Lim continues the legacy that was passed on to him.
The interior of the restaurant reflects the younger Lim’s penchant for all things vintage, with walls full of memorabilia overlooking the distinctively retro tables and chairs.
The menu is very much Asian. Hot favourites include the signature hor fun which has been passed on from one generation to the next. The distinctive wok hei present in the dish ensure that it sells out well before closing time. Other dishes to try include their Thai Spicy Basil Minced Pork and their Kombination Platter. This is also one of the increasingly few restaurants that serve a firm Teochew favourite, the sweet dessert, Yam Paste with gingko.
Kombi Rocks offers wedding packages that include use of their vintage vehicles as well as for other events.
Address: 66 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545568