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Two Chefs Eating Place (Commonwealth)

AsianCantoneseChineseZi Char
Located on Commonwealth Drive, Two Chefs Eating Place 双厨菜馆 serves Chinese Food

Mon: 17:00 - 23:30

Tue - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30

Tue - Sun: 17:00 - 23:30

Closed on Every Last Mon of the Month
+65 64725361
$13 based on 119 submissions
Dinner (31 votes), Children/Family (29 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (25 votes)
MiloTokyo

Above average zi-char place!

Ordered the salted egg york prawns. Tasted good but serving was pathetic for the price. The hor fun wasn't exceptionally different from others or tasty. Had some other vegetable dishes which weren't too bad though.
I think it's worth a try at least once!  

The HGW community like this place for...

  • butter pork ribs22 votes
  • Drunken cockles12 votes
  • 3 egg vegetables5 votes
  • butter pork chops4 votes
  • Golden Mushroom with Tofu3 votes
  • Herbal Chicken (only on Weekends)3 votes
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11 Dec 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Above average zi-char place!

Ordered the salted egg york prawns. Tasted good but serving was pathetic for the price. The hor fun wasn't exceptionally different from others or tasty. Had some other vegetable dishes which weren't too bad though.
I think it's worth a try at least once!  
03 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

dinner

Been there twice. Always fully packed. Please don't go and grab seats thou there are empty. They will ask u to choose what to eat and after taking order, then they will bring you to the seats they arranged for you. What I will always order, butter chicken, 3 eggs veg, drunkard cockles and mee goreng.
14 Apr 2014 • 3 reviews • 4 followers

Worst service in Singapore

Came on a rainy day with not many people and the stupid staff asked us to sit where it is raining when there are plenty of tables available. Just keep refusing to let us sit at the empty tables. Pissed us off. Walked away immediately. No matter how the food is also will never come back. Highly NOT recommended!!!
05 Feb 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Good butter pork ribs

See the full review with pictures here.   They’re really good at butter pork ribs, which are pork ribs coated in a milk powder mixture with butter, very fragrant and somewhat sweet, like cereal prawns but without the cereal! We always order this when we come here and it’s always very nicely done.   Another really popular favourite is the hum in garlic and chilli. I haven’t figured out if the cockles are cooked or not (I suppose at least poached, because the shells are open and there’s no other way to open them) but if I’m not wrong they are still a little bloody. This is served cold and I would imagine very shiok with a beer. Cockle lovers can polish off an entire plate of these by themselves, no problem. It’s about $6.   I tried their sweet and sour pork for the first time – not bad, but definitely not as innovative as the pork ribs. The corn starch batter around the pork was a little thick.   The hotplate tofu was pretty good, but nothing spectacular. The egg layer at the bottom of the hot plate was pretty thick and somewhat overdone. We also ordered some sliced fish yee mee which I didn’t try, but people seemed to enjoy this.   The three egg spinach is also another crowd pleaser, if you’re not watching your cholesterol. People are divided as to whether you’re supposed to eat the “chap” that comes with the veggies :P  I really liked the herbal chicken – no idea how they manage to cook it so quickly and so tenderly – do they just have bunches and bunches of precooked chicken wrapped in aluminium and PVC paper? It was pretty amazing – took < 15 mins to serve up. When I steam herbal chicken it takes me 2.5 hrs – perhaps there is some quick cheat using a pressure cooker?   Their sambal kangkong is pretty chinese style (not enough sambal) – probably you’d get more sambal at a place more notorious for its seafood. It was decent though, especially for people who don’t eat the san dan cai (me).   We also got a plate of yusheng to lo hei which was a total rip off at $33. So this is not relevant to anyone else unless they come here during CNY – don’t order the yusheng! Still, people had a good time redistributing the veggies all over the table.   The service here is pretty sucky I think (standard for a zhi char restaurant), and they seat people really close to each other. The food is good and probably they do the best of its kind for their specialties – so you just gotta look past things like ambience and crappy service. Next to the establishment (Commonwealth branch) is a food centre (on the 2nd storey) which sells chng tng and also soy milk with azuki beans :P
27 Nov 2013 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Very Average Zi Char

See my full reviews & photos = http://chefquak.com/2013/11/27/just-average-zi-char-two-chefs-on-26nov2013/

4 of us continued on our zi char dinner quest at two chefs on 26.11.2013.

the zi char stall at a commonwealth crescent had good reviews, but honestly i was quite disappointed. while it was better than woh hup at hong lim (which was bad!), it was far, far from the very nice dishes we had at kok sen. in my opinion,it was not even comparable to the forture restaurant at the old holland road coffeeship.

the only dish i really liked was the S$6 blood cockles – pickled raw cockles (腌血蚶) with lots of garlic. but then i was about the only one eating them as my friends were not into this much & one felt that garlic was too much (though i liked). so it was not representative!

to me, the worst dish was the claypot fish head, gluey & not having the sweet, fresh, tender taste of fish, though the photo may look ok. its a dish i had not taken for perhaps >10years or longer. though i think most are served cut up& deepfried, i still preferred the one i had 30 years ago at whampoa where they served the head whole & not deep-fried. two chefs did have assam fish head & blackbean sauce song fish head. surely those would be ok – it’s like anyone can do a song fish head, i remember 1 news report said 1 hawker centre had 15 stalls selling it!

the salted egg prawns were ok, tasty but oily, and really not my preferred preparation for prawns.

the golden mushrooms tofu was ok i guess, but quite poor in comparison with kok sen & muliangzai liang kee which were minced pork deep-fried tofu.

the 3-eggs heng chye was watery, taste ok.

overall, it was a very average meal can get at any coffeeshop (like 6th avenue coffeeshop). maybe still have to try the muliangzai type of zi char stalls. i guess correspondingly the price is cheap $60nett for 4pax, but then kok sen was cheap too & very much better!