Zhou Kitchen 周庄 – Chinese Buffet That Screams Value


My family can eat a lot. And I mean, A LOT. With a penchant for Chinese food, we are always on a lookout of value buffets, as ordering ala carte can be a costly affair for us.

With the ala carte lunch buffet costing only $18.80++ during the weekends and public holidays, ($15.80++ during weekdays!) Zhou’s Kitchen周庄 is one place my whole family really enjoyed. Moreover, the cuisines are based on Andrew Tjioe’s family treasured recipes and so you will be assured of a certain quality. 

If the name ‘Andrew Tjioe’ does ring a bell, yes, he is Tung Lok Group’s founder.

Branded as a casual Chinese dining restaurant, this branch is probably marketed to the working executives. It has a very clean look, neat with white walls and furniture, matched with yellow peony décor and green bamboos.

The buffet offers a selection of 36 dishes from appetizers, dim sum, soup, desserts, rice, noodles and fuss-free fares such as prawn paste chicken and deep-fried tilapia. Amazingly, our family of six (plus 2 kids) finished every single dish on the menu and more. (We ordered about 50? Gasps)

Other than a few ‘upsets’ of being too salty or oily, overall the dishes are of a reasonable Tung Lok standard. The food isn’t exceptionally amazingly, but we are not complaining.

With 6 diners, you get a complimentary Steamed Glutinous Rice with Crab. The rice is especially soft and tasty as the juices from the crab seeps in, giving it a fragrant flavour. Wrapped in lotus leaf, the taste wasn’t too heavy going and oily as well.

My personal favourite would be the Traditional Homemade Herbal Tea, free flow at a charge of $3.00++ per person. Unlike many which have a strong medicinal taste, this tea is light and sweet, matched with a slight hint of the herbal goodness in it.

While some of the service staff seemed a little frazzled by the weekend crowd, we were still ‘assigned’ one waitress to our table who served our frequent requests patiently. The assistant manager also came to check from time to time if we were satisfied with their food. All you can eat for $15.80++, this Kitchen screams Value, Value, Value!

7-10 Amoy Street #01-01 Far East Square S(049949) Tel:+65 68771123
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11.30am – 3.00pm; Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm; Hi–Tea: 2.30pm – 5.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

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6 Responses to “Zhou Kitchen 周庄 – Chinese Buffet That Screams Value”

  1. Edna
    June 3, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    RP did sent an email to us say you were invited to guest blog for SPH My Paper and OMY on food and culture, so I decided to click on the link. =) Anyway, how did you get chosen to blog?

    OMG. Is it really only $15.80++ on weekdays and really all you can eat? If it really is, I die die also must go and try. Are there any desserts?

  2. June 3, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    For weekend lunch, we had sesame cream, chilled herbal jelly, chilled mango pudding, rice dumplings, grass jelly with ice cream and soya beancurd. We tried it all!

  3. June 4, 2008 at 2:51 am #

    Hi.
    I have looking around for good Bilingual blogs and your blog interests me, it has a very clean layout to it and the article content is interesting. I would like to know how you managed to have both Chinese and English in your posts? Because I am trying to use that in my blog as well. I appreciate your input on this!

  4. June 4, 2008 at 8:13 am #

    Hi JunMing, I saw that you have managed to type in some Chinese words in your own blog. :P

    Most of the computers now should come with a language option for you to switch typing from English to Chinese. Though I must admit the switch can be a little troublesome at times.

    If not, I use a primitive method of typing Chinese separately on word and then pasting it back. 可以了吗?

  5. xiaoyan
    June 16, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    Hihi, can I know what’s the lunch buffet timing??

    Thank you.

  6. June 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    If I am not wrong, it’s 11:30 to 3:00pm, 2:30 last order?

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