[Adv] Let The Feast Begin - 2nd out of 8 stops!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

This is the 2nd stop of our Gastromania Feast at Far East Square, the first stop is at Zhou's Kitchen. If you have not read it yet, please click here! :)

At 聚春园, all of us bloggers were caught off-guard at what they were going to serve us:


Anyone has any idea what this is?

No?

Well, I didn't.... until they told me this pot of goodness, is the legendary 佛跳墻 - also known as Buddha Jumps Over The Wall.



Since its creation during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), 佛跳墻 has been regarded as a Chinese delicacy known for its rich taste, high-quality ingredients and special cooking methods. It is known that typically, a chef needs 2 days to prepare this dish.

Consisting of various high-quality ingredients such as shark's fin, abalone, scallop, sea cucumber, fish maw, cuttlefish, pork tendon, flower mushrooms etc. etc. etc.

You guys could imagine how surprised we all were, especially me.

I've never tried Fo Tiao Qiang ever, in my life!


Even the pots were specially ordered by Ju Chun Yuan for this specialty dish. Do you know that it is the very same Ju Chun Yuan (Fuzhou restaurant, in 1876) that came up with the first ever 佛跳墻?


In Singapore, Ju Chun Yuan is housed at the first Chinese free school - Chui Eng Free School, where they used to provide free education to the poor. Now, a picture of me playing the zither is making sense, right? :D

Each big pot of 佛跳墻 is priced at $1,288. If you're planning to eat it alone, you can opt for the single serve option, like the one pictured above.

The single serving costs $98.

Also served in front of me, is the Stir-fried Heng Hua Bee Hoon. (兴化米粉)


For a serving enough for 4, it only costs $14! The bee hoon is to be eaten with a special sauce from Ju Chun Yuan - one that is a mixture of red vinegar, sugar and garlic.


The special sauce is not only interesting, it is also appetizing and brings out the full flavour of the shrimps, carrots, chives, black fungus, all stir fried to perfection.


Both Nian and I think that this is the perfect place to bring your family to - whether you order the 佛跳墻 or not. :)


In between dishes, you can also take a sip or two of their special Flower Tea to clear your palette, leaving you refreshed to take on the next sumptuous dish!

Other dishes that are worth trying are: Kung Fu Tea, Wok-Fried Geoduck in Light Red Vinasse, Bamboo Clam with Garlic and Spices and Lobster with Egg White and Tomiko.



SPRING Ju Chun Yuan 聚春园
Far East Square #01-01
Singapore 049959

For reservations, please call 65362655

Operating Hours:
Lunch: 11.30AM to 3PM
Dinner: 6PM to 11PM

Read other Gastromanic Restaurants along the trail:
- Zhou's Kitchen
- Garuda Padang Cuisine
- Shin Kushiya
- Mont Calzone Pizza & Pasta
- Mirchi – Taste of India
- Hock Lam Beef
- Oni Cupcakes

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2 comments

  1. hoho! you are posing on the wrong side of the guzheng (zither) ! :P

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  2. Why the chair placed at the wrong side one!!! Now I'm embarrassed. X___X

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