Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hui Wei Chinese-Thai Cuisine (回味中泰小厨) @ French Road

This recently opened Zi Char stall at Blk 802 French Road coffeeshop near Lavender MRT station woks up delicious Chinese-Thai Cuisine. It definitely distinct itself from the rest of the competitions around the vicinity in offering a combination of Chinese and Thai style cuisine. What got me more excited is the chefs are from the popular Thai Zi Char stall at the basement of Sembawang Shopping Centre. It definitely gave me the assurance these guys are not new kids on the block. Being located at a coffeeshop, their extensive menu are very reasonable and value for money.

The Xiang Di Mi Fen or Crispy Fried Noodle is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia. The noodle was first deep fried and served over a gravy full of seafood and vegetables. This is my first time having the noodle dish and I really enjoyed it. Look at how big the serving was and it costs only $3! The dish is not on the menu so you have to ask the stall.

Xiang Di Mi Fen 香底米粉 4.5/5

The Braised Pork Shank was a surprise to me. It was soft and tender with a bit of herbal taste. Usually you don't find it at Zi Char stall as it takes long hours to braise the meat until soft and tender.

Braised Pork Shank 4/5

The Deep Fried Eggplant known as "Mei Ren Yu (美人鱼) or Mermaid" Eggplant is sliced into french fries shape and size. I still could not figure out why it is called Mermaid Eggplant but it was really very good. A lot of people do not like to eat eggplant because it turns mushy when cooked. The Deep Fried Eggplant was not mushy at all. The sweet sauce coated around the eggplants and the anchovies lifted the dish further in taste and texture.

"Mei Ren Yu" Eggplant 4.2/5

The Thai Style Fried Cuttlefish or Calamari was big and firm. It also came with a sweet chilli dip sauce.

Thai Style Fried Cuttlefish 4/5

The Thai Style Honey Chicken which I could not find anything Thai about it was rather average. It will be a kid's delight with the sweet honey and tender chicken meat.

Thai Style Honey Chicken 4/5

The Signature Fish Head is a best try. For a mere $15 you get a large fresh fish head with a lot of meat. The delicious sauce which was a bit sour and spicy was specially made from vegetables.

Signature Fish Head 4.5/5

Zi Char stall offering Pineapple Fried Rice on their menu is quite rare. Hui Wei's Pineapple Fried Rice was really good and fragrant. It came with a generous serving of pineapples, shrimps, char siew, egg and pork floss. Forget about plain rice to go with the yummy dishes Hui Wei offers on their menu, each mouthful of their Pineapple Fried Rice will definitely satisfy your dining experience here.

Pineapple Fried Rice 4.5/5

To get here, alight at Lavender MRT station. From Exit B, cut across the blocks of flats and walk down French Road and you will locate Block 802 which is actually opposite People's Association Headquarter at King George Ave.

Hui Wei Chinese-Thai Cuisine (回味中泰小厨)
Blk 802 French Road #01-69
Nearest MRT: Lavender (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1045am - 215pm (Lunch)
           430pm - 1030pm (Dinner)


  1. i don't know why the office computer don't let me comment when i tried to a few days back. Anyway, the photos here look very nice, esp the zhu jiao!!!!! i want to eat it NOW!

  2. I love this Thai fusion dishes. Thank you very much for sharing them.

  3. Hi Koh Lanta Holidays, you are welcome. Great that you love it too.

  4. Greeting sgfoodonfoot,

    Due to coffeeshop renovation, we will be closed with effect from 17 feb . Business will resume should we and the new operator agreed on the terms. We will let you know again on the reopen date and should we have a change in location .

    Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

    Hui wei