This post is part of the Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square organised by Omy.Sg that quite a few bloggers and I indulged in a food marathon on 9 July 2011.
You can read more about Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square at http://blog.omy.sg/let-the-feast-begin Visit the site too if you want to win youself a $50 voucher.
Gastromania Feast @ Far East Square Stop 1:
Many of you I am sure are no stranger to Zhou’s Kitchen. It’s Tung Lok Group’s casual chinese dining outlets.
I have visited their branch at Anchorpoint, Square 2 and Jurong Point. This was my first visit to their Far East Square branch. I just found out that this branch has been around since December 2007! With this visit, it seems I have visited all their branches in Singapore.
For the gastromania feast, we will try a dish or two from each restaurant. For this stop at Zhou’s Kitchen, we are trying one of their signature dish – Zhou’s Kitchen Braised Pork Shank (周庄元蹄) $24.
I have tried this dish a few times, but have not blogged about it. (Getting lazy over the years!)
I thought the Pork Shank here looked bigger than the ones I had in other branches. Maybe I should visit the other branches again.
Note: The dish is definitely not for everyone.
Order this only if you love some fats in your meat and you love soft and gelatinous texture of pork skin. It’s what this dish is about. Bone-in to me also means flavour in!
The braised meat was certainly flavourful. I am glad it was not too soft, so there’s some texture in the meat. It might also mean the animal we ate was not a lazy one, but have exercised that’s why the meat has texture.
The pickled radish pieces were a little spicy and it complimented the meat. (and the skin and fats if you eat them. yumz!)
We were served two kinds of man tou to eat with the Pork Shanks.
These steamed ones are for the health conscious.
For those who love crispy skin on their man tous, go ahead, have the fried ones.
Don’t worry if you think it’s scary to be served a chunk of meat. There’s always someone to help portion it out. I guess they picked a guy’s who is more photogenic and skillful to portion the meat for us! I remember it’s usually ‘aunties’ who do it for us at the Anchorpoint branch where we usually visit.
If you are eating with your family, go ahead, pick up the femur bone and lick it!
Zhou’s Kitchen @ Far East Square
9-13 Amoy Street
Tel: 6877 1123