At the beginning, when i heard my mum saying she wanted to have her dinner at Ang Mo Kio Blk 202 zi cha stall, I wondered what was that? I have never heard before. Upon checking up on the internet, this place was actually quite famous after all. Hence, i decided to make a reservation.
On the day for dinner, we went earlier before the reservation time. However, due to an afternoon heavy rain, the earlier reservation slot got delay. My family and I had to wait till our table (which were occupied) for earlier group of customers to leave. Worse still, they were waiting for their food to be served!! However, there were 2 empty tables that were not occupied but we were not allowed to sit on those tables as they are "reserved" and kept for other customers. Didn't we made a reservation too? So, after much debating, we got our seats.
Sweet & Sour Pork ($15 medium) - For a medium size dish, there is quite a lot of pork garnished with pineapple, green pepper, tomatoes and onions. Although the colour was not bright red, yet it still taste sweet and tasty. Pork cubes are not overly fried and the meat retain its tender texture.
Prawn Paste Chicken Wing ($14 medium) - Everyone's favourite dish. I must say that these chicken wings are juicy on its inside. I can't really taste and prawn paste on the wings outer skin, but the wings are well marinated.
Yam Ring ($18 medium) - Crispy yam ring filled with fresh prawns, mushroom, meat and vegetables. This is one of Teochew's favourite. Yam's sweetness is just right, not too oily on the outside. Fillings are fresh and yummy too. Recommended if you like yam!!
Teochew style steam fish ( $36) - Fresh promfret steamed with beancurd, tomatoes, sour plum and preserved vegetables. Appetizing sourly soup with fish combination is always to my liking. I can just finish the whole fish myself.
Do check the price of the fish before ordering.
Sambal Kang Kong ($9 medium) - Abit too salty and too flavourful. The mixture is not balance.
Pumpkin Prawn ($24 medium) - One of the recommended dish. The prawns are big and fresh. De-shelled, mixed with flour before frying. Pumpkin sauce is very appetizing and goes well with the prawn. Highly recommended!!!
Crab Vermicelli ( $66 - Price varies with crab market rate) - Another highly recommended dish. Big Sri Lanka crab with lots of roe!!! Main focus is not on the crab but on the vermicelli. The vermicelli fully absorbed the broth which make it so tasty. Although the dish is a bit wet, it does bring out the savoury taste. Must Try!!
Opening Hour: 3pm - 11.30pm
Verdict: 4 / 5
Good food at a cheaper price and not too bad service. I recommend this place for dinner or family gathering. Although I was pissed off by how they manage the seating arrangement, but the staffs did not flare up at us. Kudos to them on their service level.
I will come back again to try their other recommended dishes!!