Zai Shun Curry Fish head 载顺咖喱鱼头 – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry never capitalised the award of Michelin Bib Gourmand to win more customers, there is no accolades displayed to showcase the achievements, or perhaps Zai Shun don’t even need to do so with its already overwhelming business.
Known for its quality steamed fish and restaurant food but coffeeshop price, Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry has propelled from a small food stall in the nearby food centre to a coffeeshop scale with a team of at least 10 members running the show.
There are good range of zichar dishes that look really good and would love to try but the limited stomach capacity forced us to settle with the few that we like.
Curry fish head
There may be a curry fish head tagged on Zai Shun stall’s name, curry fish head has never be the house Mccoy here, it is somehow their steamed fish and zichar dishes that take the top on the billboard. However, we decided to give it a try anyway, fish head was half but fresh, served in a rich gravy flavoured with Indian spices and assam, we have to agree the curry fish head was not something make your eyeball rolling, it has the flavour but not there to please your taste buds, it just lacking a good balance of the sweet, sour and savoury taste, there are better fish head curry out there. (3.0/5.0)
You have the choice of the fish prepared in HongKong Style or the Teochew style, we opted for the Teochew style with light soy sauce and spring onion for health reason and allows the full appreciation the sweetness of the fish meat, we have to agree the freshness of the fish and the perfect texture achieved, it is definitely a good dish except the seasonal price ($38) could be at the high end for the small portion served. (3.5/5.0)
Hei Zhou or Fried shrimp wrap
It was not packed with flour for sure but the flavour was not something great enough to keep the impression last.(2.8/5.0)
Stir fried Ching Long Cai or Royale Chives
A basic dish that could hardly go wrong with any experienced chef, Yes, we felt the crunchiness of the green and taste the flavour of the dish. (3.5/5.0)
Bittergourd with salted egg
Frankly, we are not hesitated to name this dish as one of the best around, some of us never like the bitterness of the gourd but none of us has the withdrawal symptoms with this dish, the extra salted egg added somehow made the wonder and lifted the overall taste significantly, be it you like bittergourd or hate it to the core, you just have to give it a try. (4.7/5.0)
Ordinary standard and perhaps can give it a little more depth with the seasoning. (2.6/5.0)
Hei Bee Hiang – Fried Sambal chili with minced shrimp
It is one of the good pairing dishes to go with the porridge, a good or mediocre hei bee hiang relied heavily on the quality of the shrimp used besides other ingredients, we like the Zai Shun Hei Bee Hiang for the flavour and spicy level, good enough to go with a second bowl of porridge. (3.0/5.0)
The long bean was cooked perfectly but a little more work can be done on the sambal to boost the flavour further. (2.8/5.0)
Reasonably good, at least we can appreciate the sweetness of the fish paste and not packed with flour. (3.0/5.0)
The omelette is average standard but no complaint to go with the rice or porridge. (2.5/5.0)
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry cooked dishes are reasonably good, glad to say that so far none of the dish hits the wrong note or a total disappointment, food are generally comforting and some of the highly recommended one are the Bittergourd cooked in egg and Salted eggs and steamed fish. Price of the steamed fish and curry fish head may be towards the high side that could be affected by the seasonal price. Overall, it is still a place worth the visit and warrant the Michelin Bib Gourmand award.
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
A: Blk 253, Jurong East St 24, #01-205, Singapore 600253
H: 7:00AM to 3:00PM, closed on Wednesdays
T: +65 65608594
No GST or Service Charge