Simple food done well at KeZhan (客栈)

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As we usher in the Chinese New Year,  BOULEVARD (BLVD) Group chain of Dining-Bars too, brings to us its latest traditional Chinese Bar & Concept dining outlet at the iconic Millenia Walk’s “Park & Dine” stretch of fine eateries. Unlike any other BLVD establishments, this new outlet takes on an unprecedented approach towards dining. It hopes to transport customers back in time to ancient China.

Fancy walking down the streets of China with autumn blossom trees in full bloom? How about visiting China’s provincial rural village just to get a feel of an ancient China? Now you don’t have to travel all the way to China just to witness them! Take a walk along the stretch of eateries and you’ll find yourself walking straight into an ancient drama setting where legendary traditional inn “客栈” comes to life in current era. Be awed by Kezhan’s interior made from authentic props, imported wooden furniture and faux autumn blossom trees which all bear an uncanny resemblance to that of olden day China…

What can be more exciting than immersing yourself into the perfect getaway setting which serves up an array of authentic Chinese food selection from Guangdong & Sichuan Province! Kezhan’s food menu promises to delight every bit inch of your taste buds with dishes ranging from its very own house signature ‘Specialty Roasted Chicken’(客栈特色烤鸡, ‘Skewers in Mala Broth’(串串香)and ‘Beggar’s Chicken’(口水鸡, just to name a few. Don’t these dishes ring a bell? If they do, it’s probably because you’ve heard them in some Chinese swordsman drama.

Know what you’re missing out on this spring season and head down to Millennia Walk to witness ancient China and the blossoms in its full glamour!

Check out Kezhan’s website for full menu & further information: http://kezhan.com.sg

9 Raffles Boulevard #01-11/12/13
Millenia Walk, SG 039596

Tel: +65 6338 8583
E : info@kezhan.com.sg
OPERATING HOURS:
Monday – Friday:-
12.00 noon – 12.00am (last order 11.30pm)
Saturday 3.00pm – 12.00am (last order 11.30pm)
Sunday 12.00 noon – 10.00pm** Corporate Bookings or Inquiries: +65 – 8180 0347.

Cassis

Finding the presentation of French restaurants in Singapore a bit sober, I have to try every single one for sure. Cassis located in one of the black and white houses at Rochester Park automatically earns points if you are looking for romantic dining.

Outside at Cassis
Outside at Cassis

We made a reservation for 7pm which was clearly too early for a Saturday night and most other guest arrived between 8 and 9pm. More people more liveliness, and a remote place like Rochester Park comes to life when at least 50% of th seats are taken. Surprisingly enough it never really got that busy for on this Saturday night.

Being seated and presented with the wine menu it was nice to see that most wines could be ordered by the glass as well. A good thing if you can’t agree on the wine because you’re both having different main courses. The garlic butter served right away really taste like it should. A bit salty, I guess because of the choice of butter and just the right amount of garlic and parsley-like herbs.

The food menu is average in size which makes it easy to decide and the choices are diverse. We had Tuna and the Fois Grass Terrine to start with. The Tuna was perfectly in size and very nice presented. The Fois Grass Terrine on the other hand was a thin slice of Fois Grass and I like them thick. The taste was very good though especially served with the Fig confiture.

We had two delicious main courses beyond reproach. Tenderloin well done exactly as asked and served originally with a nice wine/port sauce and fennel Purée. I had the duck which was also well done and had a nice crust with maximum flavour. Some nice veggies, nicely cooked, to go along with.

Conclusion
Great food at a great and romantic location. The service was good but a little bit to eager to do well. We got served really fast which doesn’t really fit with the relaxed and romantic setting. All together we spent about twice as much as planned. Something makes their prices pretty high compared to other French restaurants like L’ Angelus and Les Bouchons.

Arnaud