Monday, 25 July 2016

This place is not only worthy to mention but is really worth a try!

Chui Xiang Kitchen:

Have you ever liked a Zi Char restaurant so much that you don't mind them transferring from one place to another? Well if you ask me, I am happy to hop from Teck Chye Terrace to Commonwealth Ave to Casuarina Road. Yes you've read it right. In a span of 10 years or so, they have transferred to different locations thrice. But if you are a fan of eating local food cooked as locals eat it then you would not mind right? Because discovering places like this is such a blessing. I mean who owns a Zi Char restaurant and cook the dishes at the same time? Not many right? There is a higher chance that the food is going to have that extra special twist rather than the usual where they would just hire anyone who would like to cook at small local eateries. The owner, Chef Kok Kwang Chiu, is the one who cooks the dishes 
served at Chui Xiang Kitchen. He had been working at various Chinese restaurants before finally deciding to have his own. 
So would you like to eat local zi char food cooked by the owner himself? Yes or yes? Well, they serve a variety of local dishes as well that's worth every penny. I'd tell you my top picks.

This place is not only worthy to mention but is really worth a try!
You can choose their signature dish which is Lobster Porridge. This bowl of goodness consists of rice and fresh lobsters immersed in a flavorful stock that was boiled for long hours. Or perhaps you would like to try what regular customers order?
This place is not only worthy to mention but is really worth a try!
They always ask for the Black Pepper Venison. The meat is cut in cubes for that good bounce. It is thick but tender and coated with a rich peppery sauce. Just some quick info, this dish used to be Ostrich meat when first introduced years ago. But it is harder to procure Ostrich meat and regulars are still asking for this dish. So the chef decides to use Venison instead.
This place is not only worthy to mention but is really worth a try!
They also serve Bean curd with Golden Mushroom. The tofu is homemade and has a really nice texture. You can pinch it with your chopstick and it would not break.
This place is not only worthy to mention but is really worth a try!
 Last but definitely not the least dish that I would recommend is their Cabbage Chicken in Clay pot. The chicken is stuffed with black and white fungus, chestnuts, wolf berries, red dates and other treasures before being wrapped in cabbage. It is steamed for two hours in a thick brown sauce making it delicate enough that the cabbage will melt once you eat it. Amazing right?

Growing up, I am fond of stir fried rice noodle dish. This zi char food is known locally as hor fun and lucky enough, they serve the best beef hor fun across Singapore! The beef are well tenderized with a nice charred flavor that comes with gravy worthy of slurping! Also, it has a strong wok hei aroma. If you don't like beef, they also serve Seafood hor fun. It is flavorful as well and would definitely satisfy your appetite.
This place is not only worthy to mention but is really worth a try!
This is not the highlight at Chui Xian Kitchen though. This spot is reserved for their Marmite Pork Chop. Undeniably, this slab of meat is perfectly tender and juicy unlike other local food stalls that tends to over fry the pork chop leaving it dry and fibrous. It is topped with sugar, honey and marmite sauce that is delicately sweet and savory with that yeasty aroma. If I had a bigger appetite, I would definitely have a second round. You can't not love this!

126 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579514.
Tel: 6458 4567
 
Open daily: 11AM-2:30PM-5-10:30PM

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