June 18, 2007
Zhu is the latest addition to the chinese cuisine options in the Fort. You can't help but think that this is a Gloria-Maris affiliated restaurant because of the distinct similarity of the menu options. Its bright pink and bright yellow motif was enough to entice us to spend our Father's Day celebration in Zhu. It was on its first week of operation so expect faulty aircons/ exhaust systems, and inefficient crew. Despite that, I knew that it was a winner after I tasted the soup of the Xiao Long Pao dimsum and the secret house sauce of Zhu's Hot Pot. Our Hong Kong style meals ended with the taho similar to the ones we order in Gloria Maris. For me, I like Zhu because it is away from the crowded friday night scene in Serenda and the usual Mall establishments. It is conveniently located beside Secret Recipe's so you can end your meal with its award winning Cheese Cakes!
Hot Pink and Yellow Motif of Zhu.
Zhu Chinese Cuisine Menu
Appetizer, Dimsum, Roasting Kitchen, Hot Pot (Beef, Pork Mutton, Chicken, Seafood and Dumplings)
Hot Pot Soup, Hot Pot (Live Seafood, and Vegetables)
Chef's Recommended Order, Soup, Soup Noodles, and Rice & Noodles
Dessert and Beverage
Secret Special Sauce of the House for the Hot Pot! The only reason I'm coming back to Zhu is for this secret sauce. It is a combination of wan soy, garlic chili, sili, chopped garlic, home made soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and the secret sauce of the house. The secret sauce has a sweet peanut taste and its color reminded me of the color of mixed ketchup and mayonnaise. Once combined, the sauce is used as dip for the hot pot and it gives a combination of sweet, hot, sour, salty sensation.