Saturday, October 09, 2010
If there's one thing that I look forward to working in Shenton Way next time (provided that I do make it there), it will be the never ending choices for lunch. Golden Shoe, Far East Square, along with the many small eateries and cafes, just let me recharge for an hour please?
When I was in the vicinity some time ago with the girlfriend for her job interview, we were looking for a place for lunch when we saw Zhou's Kitchen having this really value-for-money set lunch options. Starters, soup, main and desserts all for just $8.80++? You stopped me right there!
The only catch? You had to dine at the outdoor area. Well technically its still indoor (within Far East Square complex) and it wasn't too warm either. Service was nice and friendly, though much have to be improved on the serving speed as they seemed to be shorthanded.
Carrot Cake and Char Siew Pau, Soup of the Day
Both dim sum items were pretty decent, carrot cake was soft and chewy with a crisp layer which went well with their chilli sauce, while the bun was warm and soft with the tender pork bits nicely sweetened.
Not sure if the soup changes everyday, but my Lotus Roots with Soft Pork Bones soup was flavourful and homely. Thumbs up!
Crispy Noodles with Seafood, Teochew-styled Fried Mee Sua
Served with pieces of prawns, scallops and fish, the first one was good enough on its own, tasting even better when soaked in the thick gravy. I always find mee sua to be just ordinary noodles when fried, a huge difference from the soupy variants. Nonetheless it was still pretty fragrant being stir-fried in soy sauce and came with chicken pieces and beansprouts.
Both mains were rather small in portion but really, I'm not complaining given the price!
Nothing spectacular, just something sweet to end off the meal!
Bill for two was $20.60 after taxes. Being a subsidiary of Tung Lok Group, there really wasn't much to fault on food quality, except that the serving pace could be a little faster for the busy executives. Definitely an attractive lunch option in the area!
#01-01 Far East Square
9-13 Amoy Street
Tel: 6877 1123
Taken with Nikon D70