Popular vegetarian restaurant Zen Fut Sai Kai closes after 64 years

Mango Harmony was a dish served at Zen Fut Sai Kai vegetarian restaurant.
Mango Harmony was a dish served at Zen Fut Sai Kai vegetarian restaurant.PHOTO: MAKANSUTRA

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Popular vegetarian restaurant Zen Fut Sai Kai in Kitchener Road, known for its traditional decor and Cantonese-style fare, has closed after 64 years.

ST Food understands that the family who ran the restaurant decided to close it after its second-generation owner, who was in his 80s, died earlier this year.

The restaurant is one of a handful of old-school eateries that have called it a day this year. Others that have closed recently include dim sum eatery Hua Nam in Upper Thomson, which opened in the late 1960s, and 44-year-old Lau Hock Guan Kee Bak Kut Teh, Fish Head Curry & Steam Fish in Joo Chiat.

Closure of Zen Fut Sai Kai: http://str.sg/4HeL

Seven other old-school restaurants that have shuttered: http://str.sg/4a5J


#ICYMI (Internet speak for "in case you missed it"), McDonald's popular Nasi Lemak Burger made a comeback last Thursday. The burger had sold out islandwide less than two weeks after its launch in mid-July.

Other items on the chain's locally inspired menu, such as Bandung McFizz, Coconut Pie and Chendol McFlurry, are also back by popular demand.

This time around, there are two new additions - potato wedges and a sweet corn-flavoured ice cream in a cone.

All items are available at outlets islandwide after breakfast hours, while stocks last.

McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger makes a comeback: http://str.sg/4HeS


Follow The Korea Herald's recipe for summer kimchi made with yeolmu (young radish greens) and putbaechu (young napa cabbage).

Yeolmu kimchi recipe: http://str.sg/4HSp

Butterflying a pork loin will help decrease its cooking time. Follow The New York Times' recipe for a grilled pork loin with herbs, cumin and garlic.

Grilled pork recipe: http://str.sg/4HAq

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 03, 2017, with the headline 'Popular vegetarian restaurant closes after 64 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe