Revamped with a new look and menu is Zui Hong Lou (or Drunken Red House), The Establishment Group’s mod-Asian diner on Club Street. First opened in 2013, the space was initially conceptualized as a Chinese-kitsch dim sum spot and sister bar to Gem Bar at Ann Siang Hill.
A fresh coat of paint courtesy of local graffiti artist Rajesh Kumar imbues the place with a modern Chungking Express type of vibe. Fancy having a Kopi G&T for lunch instead of your usual kopi bing pick-me-up? Here you can, with Zui Hong Lou’s locally flavored cocktails Kopi Gin Tonic ($15) and Breakfast Club ($16)—a dessert-like concoction of Mount Gay eclipse, Kaya Oat Milk, evaporated milk, egg yolk and Averna-infused Coffee.
The food comes in quick and easy plates like Ma Po Tofu with Sichuan Ma Po Glaze ($7), Double Deep Fried Chong Qing Chicken Wings with House Ma La Spices ($10), and Grilled Kung Pao Baby Octopus ($8). Reliable carb favorites like Yang Zhou Fried Rice ($5) are available too, along with rice bowls and Chinese steamed buns stuffed with various fillings ($9 for a pair).