Ju Chun Yuan is a century-old Chinese restaurant that serves authentic Fuzhou cuisine. I think this is the only chinese restaurant that looks like a temple at the stretch of far east square. (This restaurant has been here for so long but i didn't try till now because i didn't notice the signboard above and really thought this is a temple whenever i passed by.. hahaha)
Visited on 26th April 2014 (Sat).
Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet on Mondays to Fridays = $19.80+ per adult
Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays = $24.00+ per adult
( First Seating: 10am - 12pm, Second Seating: 12.30 - 2.30pm )
1 Pot of Chrysanthemum Tea + 2 Towels = $3.60
Total bill for 2 pax = $55.20
The attractive point to dine here - No Service Charge!
They have two-storey here. The 2nd storey only open from around 12pm on weekends.
Walkway to the restaurant entrance
The 2nd storey of the restaurant...
Usually we only get to see the Guzheng on TV dramas, but now we can get to see and play it in front of our eyes!
Curtains really can make a place look cosy... That's the reason why i chose to dine at the upper level...
The 2nd floor dining area is separated into two sections. First section is the one above and the other section are the private dining rooms at the right side of the wall.
A few private dining rooms at one glance...
Private dining room for big family or gathering.
Quite limited selection now compared to last year...
Sliced Pork Belly with Spicy Sauce
This was a cold dish.. The sauce was quite spicy to me but it tasted nice overall!
Double-boiled Water Chestnut Cake
I thought this should be under the dessert section but this was found at Baked & Fried Dim Sum section.. It tasted like agar agar but the jelly was hard and dry. Not nice....
Baked Barbecued Pork BunThe skin was slight crispy and the char siew tasted sweet, quite heavy cannot take more than 1 piece.. Overall it's ok but not great...
Pan fried Carrot Cake
Look very appealing but tasted average...
Salted Egg Custard Bun
My first time having Pandan skin flavour! The pandan skin fragrance was soooooo nice even though the skin was not fluffy type. It would be perfect if the skin can be fluffy... Must order item!!!
Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumpling
The siew mai was very dry...
Deep Fried Bean Curd Skin Roll
The taste was so great - 1 of the BEST compared to those that i had in hotels! But wait..... It was tooooo salty, otherwise it would be perfect!!!! Please feedback to them if you find it too salty as well so that they will improve this..
Sliced Fish Congee
Again.. A bit too salty for this congee otherwise it's perfect... Please feedback to them if you find it too salty, so that they will take note...
Pan Fried Guo Tie Dumpling
I like their Guo Tie, nothing to complain about... The taste was not too strong, just nice... Very Yummy!
Homemade Egg Tart
This was average.. I prefer those melt in the mouth egg tart so this was out for me...
Chilled Durian & Fresh Cream in Pancake
Their signature dessert! Really love this dessert very much but must eat it while it's cold! The most i can only eat 2 pieces! You'll be very full after taking this so leave it till the end...
Chilled Sago with Mango & Pomelo + Chilled Almond Pudding
Both very average....
Warm Fuzhou Yam Pudding
Haha look like 7-11 Softee.. The taste was ok but it's not great..
Chilled Pumpkin Pudding
The service here was normal but not as bad as what others have experienced.. But don't expect great service as there was no service charge here.. I'm quite disappointed with the desserts here as all of them don't taste nice at all except the durian pancake. Dim sum here some nice, some not nice.. Overall the dim sum here was average.. For people who just want to have some simple dim sum without burn your budget, this place is still quite ok...