Started by the guys behind Cucina Italian, the new zichar stall offers value-for-money eats
Unlike what its name suggests, Fang Jia Seafood Kitchen isn’t so much a full-fledged restaurant as a hidden gem of a zichar stall, tucked away in an industrial building’s canteen.
Don’t let its unassuming appearance fool you though, the newly-opened stall is operated by the same people behind the successful Cucina Italian restaurant chain.
Known for their simple, comfort-food focused Italian dishes, the group’s foray into the tricky genre of zichar cuisine could be considered a pretty brave move.
That said, they offer well-loved zichar dishes made with fresh ingredients, and the effort shows.
While there were hits and misses — don’t bother ordering the rather bland-tasting Prawn Paste Chicken; the majority of the dishes were tasty.
Here are five dishes we loved:
1. House-style Braised Tofu, $18
Highly recommended by the chef himself, the House-style Braised Tofu has lightly textured skin that breaks to reveal soft insides. Drenched in minced meat sauce that wasn’t too starchy, the dish had a wonderful savoury flavour to it.