Tze Char King is a new concept of F&B delivery, which aims to bring the lesser-known Tze Char stalls in Singapore together, and provide the best of each partner to local consumers. At Tze Char King, they only use the freshest ingredients and Sri Lankan crabs of A-grade (guarantee of meaty claws).
Quoted by visitsingapore.com, Tze Char is a Hokkien expression that directly translates to “cook and fry”, zi char is a term used to describe dishes influenced by home-cooked Chinese food, meant for sharing. Coming from Hong Kong, I learnt about the word Zi Char only many after many years living in Singapore. We usually call this “Ju Cao” in Cantonese which essentially also means “cook and fry”.
In many Singaporean’s hearts, Zi Char is never complete without a Chilli Crab so that was what I had ordered from Tzecharking.com to try out their crab!
We ordered the basic set meal which consists of Chilli Crab – (600g), Cai Po Beancurd – Small, Coffee Pork Ribs – Small and Classic Fried Rice – Medium.
Variety of Food
Tze Char King has a good variety of food that you can usually find at tze char stalls.
Even for the crab section, there are more flavours offered than some other zi chars online. You can order a classic chilli crab, steamed crab with egg white, salted egg crab, signature assam crab, black pepper crab, cereal crab and even crab bee hoon. Talk about a variety!
The only downside to my order is the delivery from TzeCharKing which I hope was an one-off event. My order was stated to reach between 6pm – 7pm. By 7pm, my doorbell had not yet rung and there was no news from them. I decided to send them a message (SMS) on the number stated on the website since they indicated that the number is not for calling but for messaging. There was no reply. Instead, I used the live chat option which I was relieved to receive a reply spontaneously. The customer service helped to check my order and said that the driver was stuck in a jam, hence delivery would be delayed for 15 minutes. True to what he said, the food arrived within 15 minutes. I had feedback to them about the issue and they acknowledged that they should be more proactive in reaching out to customers on delivery delays. I hope their delivery has improved since then!
Review on Food
The sweet, tangy, and spicy sauce was pretty good and is leaning towards the spicer side for me. The Sri Lankan crab is plump and I like how they had already broken the shells for us for easier consumption. It was thoroughly cracked enough for me. We didn’t have any difficulty savouring the succulent meat of the pincers/crab legs.
Leaning towards the salty side due to the Cai Po, the Cai Po Beancurd is still one of the favourite for me and my family. If this is less salty, we would definitely choose this as the star dish of the night!
The Coffee Pork Ribs is definitely the star of the show! Each pork rib is evenly coated with the sweet, savory and rich coffee sauce. I definitely regretted not getting this in medium size for the family!
Stir friend Kai Lan and Classic Fried Rice were quite normal. These are still great dishes to fill your stomach and give you some fibres!
With Phase 2 (HA) back in Singapore again, we all appreciate some good food from food delivering companies. I appreciate how Tze Char King brings together the lesser-known Tze Char stalls in Singapore to feed our tummies.
Tze Char King
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