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07 Dec, 2009

Zi’s Café

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Chinese Food|United Kingdom

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.

Restaurant Information
94, Woodville Road,
Cathays,
Cardiff CF24 4ED,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 02920216294

5 Responses to "Zi’s Café"

1 | ai wei

December 8th, 2009 at 9:22 am

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hehe, i saw sesame prawn toast! when are u making some of that to me? i am waiting. hehehehe :)

hungry larrr…

2 | ♥-wanyi-♥

December 9th, 2009 at 2:54 am

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toufu makes me hungry
that's my fav ~~~

3 | Little Inbox

December 9th, 2009 at 7:26 am

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Not bad, you still get the chance to savour Chinese food frequently.
Ooo…look at the sesame prawn toast, so many sesame seeds.

4 | mimid3vils

December 12th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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wow, the prawn toast covered fully with sesame, i love it!!!

5 | Eat Only Lar! » Blog Archive » Zi’s Café – 2nd post

July 5th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

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[…] atmosphere is very pleasant and the owner is always friendly with a ready smile. Since the last post, the menu has been updated with many new things. Below is a selection of the various dishes we have […]

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