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Chen Fu Ji Fried Rice (Riverside Point)

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This Cantonese restaurant built its reputation on its imperial golden fried rice, based on a family recipe cooked to perfection, but today it serves lots more as well. Try the black pepper crab or paper-wrapped chicken, or if you're game for fusion food, there's also prata with crab claw on the menu.
Mon to Sun: 11.00am - 11.00pm
+65 65330166
$52 based on 37 submissions
After Work (7 votes), Dinner (7 votes), Business Dining (5 votes)
Ben Foo

My mom love it, happy mother's day

Due to their recent negative exposure on Wan Bao and Sin Ming, when we saw their mother’s day menu on facebook, we thought maybe there will be hidden cost.  We decide to give it a try Yesterday. Before we sat down, I wanted to make 100% sure the price of S$188++ is for our family of 4, not 1.  So I asked the captain who lead us into the restaurant and then again the manager who came to take order. The first dish was a double-boiled boneless chicken soup with odd-looking mushroom from Brazil, the taste was very rich.  Mom said it is very good.  Apparently little or no msg.  I am not sure if we are suppose to eat the mushroom, anyway, the soup was fantastic, the mushroom taste like dry wood. The prawn dish with special salted egg York is a hit with all of us. Size of prawn is not too big but each one of us got 2 prawn.  The veg that came with it has been treated with some kind of sauce too, the veg taste good with it.  Didn’t ask them what was on top of the veg as they were busy. Then came the fish.  We were expecting a frozen Sea Bass.  My mom said it is a Soon Hock, expensive fish yah.  It is steam, so it has to be fresh.  The worm like garnishing looks like Cordycep, known as cordycep flower.  It is now being used by many top-end Chinese restaurant.   I think they do serve good stuff. The spinach doufu is a common dish except for this one, you see a very thick layer of spinach. Looks like they don’t try to save on their cost.   No cheating at all.
 The scallop noodle with egg white fluffy was an innovative one, although very plain and children may not like it, it is exactly what my mom wanted. Lastly, the mango pudding, served individually, surprise surprise surprise, has mango in it.  A waiter told us this has been done in house with CFJ own recipe for the longest time. The final bill include ++ came up to about $240/- , drinks included.  I can’t say its expensive consider the innovation and quality of the dishes we eat.  We had a window table so the glittering riverview was a bonus to my mom.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Fried Rice8 votes
  • Drunken Prawns4 votes
  • Deep Fried Squid3 votes
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17 Jul 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Poor and Unprofessional Service

After hearing so much about that so called "Good Fried Rice", finally booked a table. Upon arrival, we were urshered to a small corner table, when we asked for a bigger table, the waiter said sorry not possible to arrange as all the tables were occupied. We booked a table for four but was given a small square table at a corner while so many two seaters were occupying much bigger tables. Since we were already there, so reluctantly we accepted the table and started to place our order. Ridiculously, among so many waiters and waitresses standing around, we were told that ONLY ONE MAN in black can take order. So we waited for quite a while for him to be available. My God! I thought how professional he was, when we asked him which size of the fried rice should we ordered for 4 persons, he recommended the S$45, he said that it should be enough for 3 to 4 persons, so without further questioning, we placed the order for 3 more other dishes. Another 45 mins of waiting before our food arrived. To my surprise, the plate of fried rice so called catered for a potion of 3 to 4 head counts according to the waiter, it was so little that both of my kids can just finished it without much effort. It just go to say that this waiter didn't even have the right product knowledge of his own restaurant food. Continue with this attitude and very soon, Chen Fu Ji, you will soon be a thing of the past soon.
20 May 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Overrated and Overpriced

Our family of four went to Chen Fu Ji last weekend which was supposedly good for it's fried rice. Turns out the fried rice was nothing great - just fried rice with some crab meat thrown in, not anything you can't get at your neighbourhood zhi char stall. The worst part though, was the pricing. The menu showed the price for fried rice was $25. But we were charged $45 for the fried rice.
The next surprise was the crab. The picture of the crab dish on the menu showed $48. When we got the bill, each crab dish cost $104. When we checked back with the staff, they said the crabs were 1.8kg each and cost $58 per kilo even though the menu showed $48. 
In total, our bill came up to $400+ and we felt the meal was not worth that much.
07 May 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

My mom love it, happy mother's day

Due to their recent negative exposure on Wan Bao and Sin Ming, when we saw their mother’s day menu on facebook, we thought maybe there will be hidden cost.  We decide to give it a try Yesterday. Before we sat down, I wanted to make 100% sure the price of S$188++ is for our family of 4, not 1.  So I asked the captain who lead us into the restaurant and then again the manager who came to take order. The first dish was a double-boiled boneless chicken soup with odd-looking mushroom from Brazil, the taste was very rich.  Mom said it is very good.  Apparently little or no msg.  I am not sure if we are suppose to eat the mushroom, anyway, the soup was fantastic, the mushroom taste like dry wood. The prawn dish with special salted egg York is a hit with all of us. Size of prawn is not too big but each one of us got 2 prawn.  The veg that came with it has been treated with some kind of sauce too, the veg taste good with it.  Didn’t ask them what was on top of the veg as they were busy. Then came the fish.  We were expecting a frozen Sea Bass.  My mom said it is a Soon Hock, expensive fish yah.  It is steam, so it has to be fresh.  The worm like garnishing looks like Cordycep, known as cordycep flower.  It is now being used by many top-end Chinese restaurant.   I think they do serve good stuff. The spinach doufu is a common dish except for this one, you see a very thick layer of spinach. Looks like they don’t try to save on their cost.   No cheating at all.
 The scallop noodle with egg white fluffy was an innovative one, although very plain and children may not like it, it is exactly what my mom wanted. Lastly, the mango pudding, served individually, surprise surprise surprise, has mango in it.  A waiter told us this has been done in house with CFJ own recipe for the longest time. The final bill include ++ came up to about $240/- , drinks included.  I can’t say its expensive consider the innovation and quality of the dishes we eat.  We had a window table so the glittering riverview was a bonus to my mom.
02 Apr 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good Seafood!

Went there on Good Friday as my boyfriend was looking for something good along the Singapore River and we received their business card from a friend.

Did not know they were famous for their golden crab meat fried rice initially but the manager recommended we try a small portion ($25) to go with our drunken live prawns and crab. The portion was just nice for 2 people although $25 might seem quite a price, but I was really pleased with how the rice tasted. 

The live prawns were cooked in front of us and they were still jumping! A bit scary haha.. But at least we know it is really fresh. We asked for a crab for 2 people to share and were told that it was 1.5kg smallest.. My boyfriend thought 1.5kg was d*** big already and the crab was really huge! Really not the small type I'm used to seeing at my neighbourhood zhi char. Oh ya we ordered salted egg crab!

Will come back again with my mom! 
29 Mar 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Very expensive fried rice!! And the portion TOO small. Poor value for money

My family of four (two adult and two children) went to this place supposedly famous for the fried rice. The service was courteous and acceptable. I ordered a golden fried rice for three person(charged $15 per head), seafood fried noodle(very small portion for $26!), small tofu seafood claypot, and half fried chicken. We were also given a fried salmon skin as appertizer while waiting for the dishes to arrive.
Unfortunately the fried rice was nothing to shout about and the portion was very small for three person (which I asked for!) and I could have finish all by myself! The only difference was the fried rice was garnished with crab meat but honestly in terms of the taste no different from fried rice I ordered from any restaurant. The fried salmon skin I didnt order as the appertizer also cost $6! I wishes I didnt accept it! The only good part is that my children can sit by the window watched the boat sail by the river.
Overall, it was disappointing particularly in regards to the fried rice and too pricy for what I ordered.