Monday 6 May 2019

Yi Shi Kitchen – Creative Zhi Char [MEDIA INVITE]

Crispy Crackly Egg

Yi Shi Kitchen is Zhi Char place located in Yishun new industrial area. The coffee shop that it occupied is very spacious and it also offers island wide delivery.

Yi Shi Kitchen

We started with Pattaya Style Grilled Pork ($12/18/24). Nicely caramelised seasoned pork collar. It tasted like bak kwa topped with homemade sweet Thai Chilli Sauce. The sourness of the green mango salad helps to balance the sweetness in the dish.

Pattaya Style Grilled Pork

Steamed Emerald Fish Head with Pickled Green Chilli ($28). The sight of the pickled green chilli covering most of the fish head made me go gaga. Surprisingly, the flavour of of the pickled chilli is sweet instead of mind-blowing spiciness which absorbs into the firm and flaky flesh of the fish.

Steamed Emerald Fish Head with Pickled Green Chilli 

Steamed Emerald Fish Head with Pickled Green Chilli 

Crispy Crackly Egg ($8/12/16). My first impression is that it looks like Indonesian version of Tahu Telor (Fried Egg Tofu). When we cut through the egg, we found that the base part is purely eggs, topped with raw egg yolk. The deep-fried eggs are fluffy, while the yolk sure gave the oozing WOW factor. The crispy golden mushrooms add a different kind of crispiness, but I find the sweet soy sauce is just unnecessary. Still, this is the best dish of the night. So GOOD!!

Crispy Crackly Egg

The Egg Yolk

Homemade Tofu with Preserved Turnip ($10/15/20). The tofu is crisp externally, followed with soft, smooth and velvety texture internally. The crunchy turnip gave different texture to the dish plus sweet and savoury flavour to dish.

Homemade Tofu with Preserved Turnip 

Claypot Hua Diao Chicken ($12/18/24). The fragrant aroma of Hua Diao perks up our senses when they serve this dish. The chicken meat is nicely caramelised externally, while, the interior remains tender and succulent. One of the dishes that will go well with a bowl of rice together with Szechuan Style Braised Eggplant ($10/15/20)

Claypot Hua Diao Chicken

Claypot Hua Diao Chicken

Szechuan Style Braised Eggplant

Champagne Pork Rib ($14). Off the regular menu item. I love the presentation, especially with a scoop of ice cream on top of the pork. The pork ribs are deep fried; however, the lean meat making the pork a bit stiff. It will be nicer if it has more fats in the meat. A creative presentation indeed.

Champagne Pork Rib

Overall, you need to admire the creativeness from the chef in inventing the dishes. There is a bit fine tuning when it comes to flavour as most of the prominent flavour is sweet. The Crispy Crackly Egg and Claypot Hua Diao chicken are our picks for dishes tonight. Cheers!!

Thank you Alamak Girl and Yi Shi Kitchen Team for the tasting invitation.

Food & Drinks: 6.25/10
Value: 6.5 /10
Service: N/A (Tasting Event)
Ambiance: Coffeeshop
Budget per Person: $0 - $10, $11 - $25

Yi Shi Kitchen
1 Yishun Industrial Street 1
#01-12 A’Posh Bizhub
Singapore 768160

T: +65 8111 3590
OH: Daily 11.00 – 14.30, 17.00 – 22.30

Menu is available on their website and facebook page.

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