Kerri Heng •
24 Aug 2012 • 3 reviews • 23 followers
I went to Kungfu Paradise (Jcube) last night for dinner with my mum.
The place was filling up fast, and we got a small (slightly cramped) table next to a dividing panel. Ambience was decent for a budget restaurant (estimated price range from $2.50 to $17.00).
The menu was large and filled with glossy pictures of food! Lattes, Hot chocolate, Desserts (shaved ice and waffles and more), Dim Sum, Baked Rice, Dry Noodles, Burgers, Pasta, and much, much more!
The best part of the meal was: (some of) the food tasted better than it looked.
Custard Buns: These were perfectly done. Soft, fluffy white buns encasing runny, warm yellow custard. They were quickly finished, and my mum and I were licking the savoury custard-syrup off our fingers!
Kungfu Bumger: I like how they add a playful twist to the word 'burger'. It's an Asian take on your typical Chicken Fillet burger. Tender, succulent chicken thigh sandwiched between light, fluffy buns! With a special Kung Pao sauce (and some mayonnaise) drizzled in between. And it's a steal for only $2.70.
Prawn paste chicken: These are way, way better than the stuff you can get at Tze Char restaurants. 5 chicken wings per serving, served piping hot (you really need to blow them before biting). They were crispy on the outside and wonderfully moist and tender on the inside.
Fish & Chips: This was quite a let down. That's probably why one shouldn't go for Angmoh food in an Asian eatery. The fish tasted a little 'fishy' - adding lemon drops didn't help. The fish batter was nothing to shout about - dry and a little tough to bite. The accompanying fries were 'meh'; kinda tasteless! Although their generous serving of Tartar sauce made the course better.
I'm not sure about others' experiences, but I must commend the staff for their attentive, considerate service. I had some food taken away for my granny to try (a custard bun and chicken wing to be exact). They were promptly packaged in a box and plastic bag, and brought to our table. Due to my blur sotong head, I forgot to take the bag of food with me when I left! Much later, I remembered and went back to find it. Turned out that the staff kept the food on their counter and were waiting for me to get it! How nice and considerate :)
So yepp, a beautiful experience, if you don't count the Fish & Chips. I would recommend going there again. Hell, I'm going back there again! Next time, I wanna try their French Toasts, Dry Noodles and Shaved Ice!