Hong Sheng has been around since many years ago and is very popular in the Toa Payoh area. With authentic Cantonese style zi char, it has attracted many customers with their reasonable prices. continue reading
Opening Hours
17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sun
17:00 - 22:30
Payment Methods
Other Info
Cash Only
Signature Dishes
Fish Head Steamboat
Review (5)
Level1 2015-12-01
Hong Sheng Restaurant has been there for more than 40 years , located in a coffee shop just within 10 minutes walk from Braddell Mrt. It has been the famous Zi Char in the Toa Payoh neighbourhood for their dishes & relatively cheap prices.Their operating hours is 5pm to 10.30PM , Tuesday to Sunday only.We visited on Saturday at around 6PM , we was quite lucky as there wasn't any queue!! Usually it can be quite crowded especially during the dinner time. Some of our friends has experience queuing for an hour hence my suggestion is to go early !Here are the dishes we order for 5 Pax,1) Sauteed PrawnPrawn was big! The sauce of the prawn was good but sadly prawn was over cooked hence the shell was stick to the prawn meat. Portion ordered : Small2) Prawn Paste ChickenIt one of their famous dishes , the skin was marinated with prawn paste flavour and nicely fried till light golden brown. It was cripsy at the outside and the meat was tender . Portion Ordered : Medium ( total 10 pcs )3) Fried riceThe fried rice has the home cook taste which is different from most of the zi char i had ate.Portion ordered : Medium4) Braised TofuI have never seen any other zi char with so many ingredients !!! Inside the braised tofu it has Prawns , Sotongs , mushrooms and the best it has my flavourite pig stomachs !!! Portion ordered : Small5) Pork ribs This is also one of their famous dishes, Pork Ribs ! Seriously it fabulous !!! I have never tasted any zi char pork ribs as nice as this. Their sauce for the pork ribs is unique , a taste which words couldn't explain.... it taste abit sour, not sweet and has some rice wine taste. Portion ordered : Small 6) Sambal Kang KongThe sambal taste is really aunthetic , it has the "hei bi hiam" taste.Portion Ordered : Small7) Seafood Hor FunThis is their super famous dishes , i would definitely go back for this again. The amount of prawns , pig stomachs , sotongs & meats is really generous ~~ It has the aunthentic "wok" taste which you hardly can find in Singapore.Portion Ordered : MediumTotal cost for all those dish was just $74! continue reading
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Level4 2014-01-17
Full Hong Sheng Restaurant review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/01/zi-char-hong-sheng-restaurant.htmlFor over 45 years, Hong Sheng Restaurant has been drawing crowds with its excellent, tasty Zi Char dishes, cheap prices, and hearty portions. Only open from 5pm - 10pm in the evenings daily, Hong Sheng Restaurant still manages to draw crowds to this sleepy part of Toa Payoh, just opposite the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) headquarters.Located in a coffeeshop, don't expect much ambience at Hong Sheng Restaurant. The Zi Char shop takes over the whole coffeeshop at night, even the drinks still isn't operational, so Hong Sheng Restaurant serves its own drinks (Tea). Still, the atmosphere is pretty good, the area is clean, and the surrounding greenery and open air cool the place.Service at Hong Sheng Restaurant is brusque, bordering on rude, but efficient. Orders are taken quickly, and served just as quickly, despite the crowds. However, you might have to wait some time for dirty tables to be cleared, as only 1 uncle is assigned to that.The main attraction at Hong Sheng Restaurant is the low, afforable prices, and hearty tasty dishes. Food is nicely portioned for sharing. The signature dish at Hong Sheng Restaurant is the Claypot FIsh Head, with nearly every table ordering this. continue reading
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Level4 2013-08-22
Having my dinner with colleagues, it was located just opposite SPH building. The whole area of the coffee shop was only left Hong Sheng for dinner time. We reached there around 6.30pm, some of the tables was under reservation. We settled down and ordered the signature food here.Hereby the first dish, the chicken was tasted a bit burnt. Of course the chicken was still crispy, yet it was not very much to my liking.It was 3 person serving I guessed, the ingredients were quite a lot with prawns, squids, pork belly and veggies. The Hor Fun was not cooked evenly and it was too sticky for me.Most satisfied dish for me, the taste was great. Sweet and sour without much bone, the meat was tender. Unfortunately, I don’t like the fish which was quite smelly. I knew it was well-known dish at here, yet I found no reason why, taste of dish was so normal.Total of Six huge juicy prawns for four of us, prawn was fresh. I would not say it was fantastic however it was above the average standard. Total bill was around $68.00. All the food were below my expectation, it was a disappointed trip. I cannot understand why their service was so bad, no doubt their business was good but they really need to change their attitude. continue reading
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Level4 2012-02-05
Bestie brought us to this tucked away Coffeeshop where there is only the Zichar stall in operations. Everything else is closed for the day, even the drinks stall. As such, you need to buy drinks from the Zichar stall as well. We were a party of 6 and we had: 1) Claypot Fish Head - this is their specialty! Half a fish head in a Claypot of yam, assorted vegetables and slices of roast pork. You honestly can finish a bowl of white rice with this dish only. The gravy is savory enough to make kids finish all their rice! 2) Har Jiong Gai - this is a common Zichar item but the difference from stall to stall is that this stall makes them well! 3) Hong Siew Tofu - another Claypot favorite of mine. If the Claypot Fish Head is too costly for you, this is a close yummy substitute. 4) Sauté Kai Lan - yummy Zichar style with wok-Hei. Good! 5) Fried Baby Squid - this dish also well done. 6) Gou Lou Yoke - hubby liked this dish too. But then again, he's not known to dislike meat dishes. To be fair, they also did this dish well. The best part of the meal is really the cost of it in the end. It worked out to be $13 per pax for a very satisfied meal. Definitely a place to return too... continue reading
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