Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Zi Zai Vegetarian - Yishun
Zi Zai Vegetarian
Location: #01-10, Block 236, Yishun Ring Road
Opening Hours: Daily 7.30am - 9.45pm
Carrot Cake. This dish comes in three sizes - I ordered the smallest. The medium size costs $5 and the largest will set you back $7. What I liked about this dish was the freshness that the raw coriander brought, and the sharpness of the chili sauce. For the carrot cake itself though, I found it to be a little too dry, lacking in the juiciness and moisture that I come to expect from a good carrot cake. Also I found the chunks to be a little too big in size.
Price: $3.50. 6/10
Wanton Mee. This dish has an abundance of ingredients, such as mushroom, mock ham slices, vegetables and wanton (of course). All the ingredients tasted fresh, and I was pleased by the bouncy texture of the noodles. Along side the main bowl, was a smaller bowl of herbal soup, which suited the dish nicely. The glaring weakness, however, in this dish are the actual wantons. The skin of the wantons were tough and stale in texture. Probably one of the poorest versions of wanton I have had - This was such as pity, as the rest of the ingredients were perfect.
Price: $3.00. 7/10
Conclusion - This review has merely scratched the surface of Zi Zai. There are plenty more dishes, and three other outlets that I have yet to try, so I don't want to leap to any opinion on Zi Zai, until I have also review the other outlets. For the two dishes that I sampled on this particular day, I found them to be average or (if I'm kind) slightly above average in quality. I will do my best to seek out the other three Zi Zai outlets soon!
Food - 6/10
Service - 7/10
Value - 6/10