It was a Saturday Afternoon and my friend and I were hunting for a place to have lunch at. The food courts were packed as well as Din Tai Feng and Thai Express till we chanced upon Zhou's Kitchen hidden on the 3rd floor of the newer extension of Jurong Point. Since we were extremely famished and Zhou's kitchen had vacancy, we decided to take up the ala carte buffet lunch at just $20.80++. We were beaming with excitement and hunger.
The waitress sat us down quickly at the upper level of the restaurant, being first timers at Zhou's Kitchen, we were intrigued by the furnishings. The green bamboos were artistically used as decor against the grey elegant background.
The menu is rather extensive for the price we were paying for. Here are some of the dishes we tried and love:
1) Sliced pork with garlic sauce- fragrant garlic sauce with a tinge of peanut hue. Couldnt stop nibbling at this.
2) Deep fried beancurd with salted pepper- It came piping hot and the outside of the tofu was crispy but when bitten into, the tofu was really soft and smooth.
3) BBQ pork pastry- my FAVOURITE. It was filled with fillings and the skin was not too thick. I had to order two servings of this and even wanted to take some home for my parents to try!
4) Turnip cake with chinese sausage- Fragrant and soft.
5) Mini Egg Tarts- These came really mini. but they were absolutely delicious. The crust was buttery and soft while the filling was slightly milky and smooth.
6) Fried prawns with butter and cereal- My friend's favourite dish! she loved that the prawns were fresh and the cereal made it really fragrant without overpowering the taste of the prawn.
7) Coffee pork ribs- the ribs had a sweet touch to it leaving behind a trail of coffee fragrance. the both of us loved it so much we decided to ask for another serving.
There were other dishes which swept us off out feets too however, i've only mentioned these few given the time I have. Do check out Zhou's Kitchen as I really feel that if you want an affordable yet delectable spread, you wont be disappointed. Im sure they have done something about their service and food after the previous dissatisfaction from the other posts by other members. (; just my two cents worth.
It was my mum’s birthday and knowing that she loves Chinese food, I immediately thought of Zhou’s Kitchen at JP. We went on a weekday for dinner so that we didn’t have to queue.
I ordered my mum’s favourite dish, crispy fish skin with salted egg yolk. Considering that it is only $8, the portion was more than enough for my mum and I. It came piping hot and tasted just as good as drizzling Mac Donald’s fries with cheese.
The pork congee with century egg was my mum’s favourite as the congee was thick yet smooth, she finished the entire bowl even all the century eggs in it!
I had the fried rice with X.O. sauce and I thought the rice was fragrant and every grain was delicious. The kind of friend rice I’d want to learn to cook for my family next time!
I felt that the service is commendable as the waiter constantly filled our glasses when they were almost empty
Their decor is acceptable. However, not sophisticated. Service is prompt. But chinese-speaking.
Tried chilli crab. Cheap but crab is not very fresh. Not fragrant. Would not recommend.
Dim sum is bad. Would rather you try the chinese restaurant in the Feast foodcourt at Jurong Point.
Now, I've always patronized the branch at Anchor Point and have always felt that the standard of food and service was pretty good. Therefore I made the mistake of having my dim sum cravings satisfied at the Jurong Point outlet.
First dish to arrive was the century egg porridge which was delicious, but everything went downhill after that. The siew mai together with the spare ribs had a strong porky smell which one would associate with the butchery at a wet market. The har gao and chicken feet were obviously reheated items from the fridge, tasteless with a rubbery texture. I've never tasted dim sum so bad in my entire life.
Refusing to ruin my appetite any much further, I requested for the waitress to remove the items from my table, at the same time mentioned that the items were not fresh. She gave me a bewildered look and after consulting with her lady manager, never returned to my table again. It was only when I settled the bill did the manager reappear and after mentioning that the items tasted stale, she casually brushed off my comments and remarked that it was not possible as 'they always managed to sell all their dim sum items on the same day'. I wonder how.
Well, I would never return to have dim sum at Zhou's Kitchen, and unless stale food appeals to you, I suggest you don't too.