Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine, new restaurant at Far East Square by Jumbo Group

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 is a new restaurant by the Jumbo Group. It opened recently in April 2019 at a beautiful two-storey heritage building located in Far East Square. Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine and the more casual Chao Ting next door join Chui Huay Lim Restaurant as the Jumbo Group’s Teochew restaurants in Singapore. We had lunch at Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine.

 Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine
Zui Yu Xuan – View from inside

We enter a beautiful ancient doorway into an inner courtyard before reaching the restaurant proper. This is the most interesting part of the new Teochew restaurant, Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine.

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine View from outside
Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Restaurant Far East Square

The restaurant interior is contemporary with some Chinese accents. It feels more luxurious than sister restaurant Chui Huay Lim in the Newton area.

醉宇轩经典潮膳

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine Menu


Here are pictures of some pages from the Zui Yu Xuan Menu.

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine Menu
Braised Duck

The traditional strong Chinese tea was served at the start and end of the meal. The braised duck ($18 for small portion) was fine but below our high expectations of a Jumbo restaurant. Some parts of the meat were tough and chewy.

The deep fried ngoh hiang ($13) was very good. The skin was thin and crisp. The filling was the usual mix of flavours but well balanced so there was no strong meaty taste.

Deep-fried Ngoh Hiang
Threadfin Steamed with
‘Jinhua’ Ham and Ginger

Being in a Teochew restaurant we thought that we should try a steamed fish dish. We decided on the Threadfin Steamed with ‘Jinhua’ Ham and Ginger ($36). It was a small fish, deboned and served “butterfly” style. The presentation was good but we were not fond of the taste. Apparently the fish had been marinated beforehand to give it a strong flavour.

Teochew Oyster Omelette ‘Gooey Style’

Our final two dishes were classic Teochew dishes. The Teochew Oyster Omelette ‘Gooey Style’ ($13) was enjoyable. The gooey texture of Teochew ‘or luak‘ is what sets it apart from other types of oyster omelette.

Wok Fried ‘Kway Teow’ with Diced ‘Kai Lan’ and Preserved Radish ($18) was a simple plate of fried flat rice noodles with bits of kai lan. What made it nicer than it sounded was the ‘wok hei‘. We would have liked it better if it was not so oily.

Desserts

For desserts, we tried the tau suan and oh nee ($5.20). The tau suan was the better item. We tasted some orange peel in it which made it different from the run of the mill ones. The yam paste was however too oily.

Tau Suan

Overall, we liked some items more than others during our lunch at the new Teochew restaurant Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine by the Jumbo Group. We also like the decor of the premises. The staff were attentive and helpful. Messy plate were swapped periodically, extra sharing bowls were provided automatically and our teacups were never dry.

Chao Ting 潮亭 at Far East Square,

Right next door to Zui Yu Xuan is Chao Ting 潮亭 at Far East Square. Also opened by the Jumbo Group, this small eatery serves quick casual Teochew fare for the busy people working around Raffles Place and Shenton Way. They specialise in “Pao Fan” – rice in seafood broth. Here is a picture of the Chao Ting 潮亭 menu.

Chao Ting 潮亭 at Far East Square Menu

Ratings:
Food: 3
Service: 4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳
130/131 Amoy Street
Singapore 049959

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6781 0359

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Daily: 11.30 am – 3.00 pm
Dinner: Mondays to Fridays: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm ; Saturdays, Sundays, & Public Holidays: 5.30 pm to 11:00 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Telok Ayer

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine Menu

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