Despite the tacky interiors, Ke Zhan is a great introduction to Chinese provincial food without the high price tag
Tacky interiors and gimmicky themes are more often than not precursors to a forgettable dining experience, so it was with trepidation that we stepped into Ke Zhan, the BLVD Group’s newest Chinese offering in a line of dining-bars – right in the middle of the watering- hole belt at Millenia Walk. The old-world feel – it’s meant to replicate the atmosphere of a traditional Chinese inn – quickly kicks into overdrive with menus cleverly disguised as kung fu manuals, imported wooden furniture and earthen wine jars not out of place on the set of a martial arts film. Yet, the mood’s spoilt by the overhead TV panels blaring Mandopop KTV songs (Jay Chou was on an endless loop during our visit), but you can numb yourself somewhat with the impressive list of sakes and Chinese wines on the menu, all added to complement Ke Zhan’s mixed bag of Sichuan and Guangdong dishes. They don’t qu...