The Coriander Cafe (Thomson Plaza)

My parents recommended this Zi Char place to me, praising its the “home cooked” style of cooking.

I was surprised to find that it’s located in a shopping mall (and not at the typical shop houses in the heartlands). This is one of the reasons why I had to try this place.

The plus point of this place is that you can request the chef to whip up a dish that is not on the menu.

We ordered Kailan Beef ($12), Hot Plate Tofu ($10), Sambal Eggplant with Dried Shrimp ($10) and Pork Ribs ($12).

20160612_181058Although the beef was not very fresh, I like the Cantonese style kailan gravy very much.

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The tofu dish was not bad. The egg and tofu was doused with the hor fun gravy. Just look at the steam! So delish!
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Although the eggplant dish was not on the menu, the chef offered to whip it up for us. I felt that this dish was a tad too pricey for the portion.
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The pork ribs were really lean. They tasted almost like chicken cutlets. I, however, could not taste the “sweet and sour” element in the meat and sauce.

Plain rice cost $0.50 per plate.

I will recommend this place over the Kopitiam food court at level 1 . It cost around $11 per person here (and also depending on what dishes you order).

Hope you enjoyed reading!

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