Hong Kong Style Kitchen: Toa Payoh Zi Char Stall With Famous Bittergourd Fish 

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Hong Kong Style Kitchen for popular zi char in Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh is a haven for good food, but if you’re in the neighbourhood craving some quality zi char, head down to Hong Kong Style Kitchen, located at the Blk 93 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Market and Hawker Centre.

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The zi char stall is run by a Cantonese couple that hails from Hong Kong. One of the founders used to work in a former five-star restaurant too. Everything on the menu is Cantonese-style dishes, and most of them are affordably priced to boot.

Right off the bat, be prepared to wait for up to an hour for your dishes, though the average waiting time is 30 minutes. Most of the dishes are priced between $7 to $15, depending on the size. They also offer whole steamed fish, priced from $15 to $20.

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Some of their bestsellers include their Bitter Gourd Fried Fish Slices, where sweet slices of tender fish are stir-fried in a peppery, lightly spiced sauce. A generous portion of bittergourd slices accompanies the fish, adding their characteristic b...

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