Two Chefs once described themselves as “high class dishes at zi char prices”, and people really go there for their famous Butter Pork Ribs.
Commonwealth Crescent is not the most popular place to head to on a regular basis, but it has its own nostalgic charms.
When you are there, make sure to try Two Chefs Eating Place for affordable wide selection of zi char dishes. (The other famous stall nearby is Eng Kee Chicken Wings.)
The other Two Chefs outlet is at 410A Sin Ming Avenue. Large tables make it an idea venue for families and large groups on a budget (before “social distancing” days).
Other than the famed Butter Pork Ribs, other star dishes include the Seafood Claypot, Drunken Cockles, Honey Fried Chicken, Curry Fish Head, Coffee Pork Ribs, Ginger & Spring Onion Venison, Enoki Mushroom Beancurd, Spinach with Century Egg, XO Salted Egg Prawn, Cereal Prawn, and Hong Kong Style Steamed Red Grouper.
The zi char place have worked with some delivery riders to work out an “order, PayNow and delivery” system. Refer to this link for zones and charges: https://www.facebook.com/TwoChefsEatingPlace/posts/2828107717243640.
Taking Commonwealth as a base for example, delivery would be $14 to areas such as Bukit Timah, Tanglin, Clementi, West Coast. FREE Delivery for minimum $150 expenditure.
Customers are recommended to order 1.5 to 2 hours in advance.
The signature appetiser is the Drunken Cold Cockles ($7). Served near-raw and chilled, with lots of garlic, chives and steeped in a spicy sauce, this dish not usually found at other zi char places.
The dish that everyone talks about is the Butter Pork Ribs ($10, $14, $18) which is pork chop (no ribs) covered with a specially made powdery butter.
The pork cubes are indeed quite tender covered in this snowy white textured, sweet tasting butter power which takes four hours to prepare.
It tastes like dried up condensed milk, while the traces of curry leave add a hint of fragrance. The dish used to be much better though, recently the power got clumpy.
If you love butter dishes, you would enjoy this rendition to be richer in taste.
Pork Floss with Fried Buttered Prawns, Deep Fried Oats Cereal Prawns, and Golden Mushroom Beancurd are other recommended dishes.
For rice & noodle dishes, available are the Seafood Fried Rice, Dried Fried Mee Hoon, Fried Crispy Noodles, Fried Yi Fu Noodles, Malay Noodles, Sliced Fish Hor Fun with Bean Sprouts aka San Lou Hor Fun.
These carb dishes start from $4 to $6, which price including GST. Pretty affordable.
For a regular portion size of Prawn Paste Chicken aka Har Cheong Gai ($8 $12, $16), I found the serving quite adequate.
While they looked ordinary on appearance, the chicken wings had a generous batter that completely encapsulated and added a nice crunch at every bite.
Two Chefs Eating Place 双厨菜馆 – Commonwealth
Blk 116 Commonwealth Crescent, #01-129 Singapore 140116
Tel: +65 6472 5361
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 11:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Two Chefs Eating Place 双厨菜馆 – Sin Ming
410A Sin Ming Ave, #02-01, Singapore 570409
Tel: +65 6451 3812
Opening Hours: 11:15am – 2:15pm, 5pm – 11:15pm (Mon – Sun)