After a few times of visiting Zi’s, we finally have the chance to post it. After lectures ended, we went to Zi’s for lunch.
The restaurant was opened not too long ago, in July this year if I’m not mistaken. This place soon gained popularity among students as the food is good and the price was reasonable, plus the location was somewhat close to the university.
The homely feel restaurant is owned by a friendly couple. Although not luxurious, the restaurant is nice and pleasant. The restaurant offers special lunch deal every afternoon, customers are free to choose from a selection of dishes which they prepared beforehand from the food heater. Prices can go as low as £3.50 depending on the number of dishes taken.
We ordered an original pearl milk tea (珍珠奶茶) to share. Priced at £2.50, the drink was good, not too sweet and the pearl was rather nice and chewy. Would love to try out different flavours such as apple, strawberry, champagne and yam in our future visit.
For starters, we ordered a sesame prawn toast (芝麻虾吐司) for £4.50. This is one of my favourite orders in Zi’s, one of the best prawn toasts I’ve had in Chinese restaurants in the UK. The toast was very well deep fried, crunchy, aromatic and heavenly delicious when dipped in the chili sauce.
Priced at £4.50, the vegetarian ma po bean curd (斋麻婆豆腐) was very good as well. The bean curd was nicely stir fried with chopped preserved vegetables, mushrooms, bamboo shoots with chili paste. It was rather spicy and scrumptious, it will definitely go well with white rice.
We also ordered a house special grilled noodles (招牌烘面). Priced at £5.50, we find this noodle rather authentic. The serving was generous, with large king prawns, chicken slices, roast pork and vegetables. The wok hei was sufficient, adding more flavour to the dish.
We find the food here quite good generally, and service was excellent as the owners are really friendly and approachable. Students are able to get a 10% discount with a valid NUS card. Besides dining in, Zi’s also offer home delivery for order over £10. If you have not been here yet, we would recommend you to give this place a try.
94, Woodville Road,
Cardiff CF24 4ED,