Located within Far East Square, Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine celebrates traditional Chaozhou cuisine in a historic building. Step through the intricately tiled arched Chinese entrance way and enter the courtyard that was once part of Chui Eng Free School, which was established in 1854. Beyond it lies a restored two-storey heritage building that the restaurant calls home.
The main dining room on the first floor modestly fits family-sized tables but it's the private rooms on the second floor you should try to book. Each is equipped with a TV and karaoke suite for you to sing your heart out as you dine.
Start your meal with Teochew delicacies such as cold crab ($12/100g) packed with savoury yellow roe, deep-fried ngoh hiang ($13), deep fried prawn balls ($22), homemade puning beancurd ($12), and for the more adventurous, the pig trotter terrine ($13). Before moving on to mains, the crispy sea cucumber in abalone sauce ($24) and gooey-style Teochew oyster omelette ($13) are also a must. And while it seems tempting to fill your stomach with snacks and appetisers, save room for signature mains like the steam pomfret ($10.80/100g) and dessert such as the iconic yam paste with pumpkin and gingko nuts ($5.20).