CLOSED- Zhous kitchen was also tung lok group but they changed the restaurant interior and its now Tong lok old style restaurant.
I guess far east square is near china town so they decided to go back old style.
Recently, I’ve realized that my family has been travelling to the branch at Far East Square for our regular family dinners.
Reason being: they have attentive service and not too crowded, food is good and ambience is simple and serene.
The very last time we had the long long long spring roll which was really long. Probably 3-4 times the length of a normal spring roll / popiah. Being soup lovers, we also ordered the clam soup with cabbage, beancurd and dried shrimps. Surprisingly, the soup was loaded with ingredients with a thick soup.
In addition, we had the pork shank which was really tender and tasty! With the right balance of fats and meat, the pork shank did not appear too oily and the gravy complements the entire dish.
Lastly, our favourite has to be the braised spinach beancurd with mushrooms and vegetables. The beancurd is crispy on the outside and soft when bitten into (think tau hua). A definite winner with both adults and children.
My Parents brought my Grandpa to Zhou’s Kitchen over the weekend to celebrate his 80th birthday. It was relatively crowded and we got a table without having to wait. The place is well decorated with modern Chinese settings and very comfortable lightings. My grandpa was extremely happy and it was the first time I’ve seen him grinning from ear to ear.
We ordered the following:
1) Stewed Pork with Black fungus and vegetables. It was soft enough for my 80 year old grandpa so he really loved it. He even mentioned that the taste brings back good old memories where my grandma used to cook for him. $14
2) Beancurd with crispy shrimps and sprouts with sauce. The beancurd was so soft it melted straight away it entered my mouth. The dish was so tasty yet so healthy as the beancurd was steamed rather than the usual fried or panfried. $12
3) Chinese Spinach with Salted and Century Eggs $12. I personally enjoyed this dish as the eggs and stock went really well with the vegetable! A definite must to have at Zhou’s!
4) Long Long Long Spring Roll. $8 Oh boy! This spring roll was huge when it arrived at our table! It was at least 3 times the usual size of a normal spring roll! It came piping hot and was filled with lots of ingredients too. What a pleasant surprise!
Need a minimum of 4 for their buffet - we went on a weekday night so the place was very quiet.
There isn't much variety on the menu but the quality of the food is generally good.
Must-tries: Sambal prawns, Oatmeal prawns, Wasabi prawns, Roast chicken, Sambal Kang Kong, Sambal fish, Braised pork, Pan-grilled beef tenderloin, Mango cream and Ice-cream puff.
Each table can order one serving of chili crab, shark's fin soup, beijing duck and poached prawns - I highly recommend the crab! It was fresh and the sauce was well-done, better than some of those 'famous' seafood places.
Problem with an ala-carte buffet is the size of the portions they serve, so order the other dishes only if you're in a big group and everyone can have tasting portions without wasting food. The 4 of us couldn't try all the dishes on the menu because we were full from the few dishes we ordered.
The only dishes I would suggest avoiding is the deep-fried fish fillet (order the sambal fish instead) and the jellyfish (you can get nicer ones even at supermarkets).
Prices were in fact cheaper at 27.80++ instead of 29.80++ as listed on the website, because it was a weekday. Highly recommended if you are looking for a zi-char, alacarte buffet.
As for the service, it was better than described in the previous reviews. Not stellar, but nothing that will turn me off from future visits.