Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wan He Lou Review

Location: 65 Maude Road | It is located between two mrt stations (Lavender & Farrer park). Getting to this location can be quite tricky especially from Lavender as there are quite a lot flats around this area.

Operating hours:
Lunch: 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Dinner: 5:00PM - 10:30PM

The design of the restaurant is quite simple and modern. The lanterns and paintings help to give the restaurant a slight oriental feel.

Photos of the mediacorp artistes who have visited the restaurant.The restaurant has also been featured on Tv show before.
Fresh green vegetable juice: I really love this drink. It is just like oasis in desert especially on hot afternoonwhen we visited the restaurant. Personally, I dislike vegetables juice and they give me a "raw green" taste but this is really awesome. This drink is made of pineapple, sour plum and cai xin and it is well blended.


Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg: Deep fried lotus coated with salted egg. It is thin and crispy with light salted taste similar to potato chip. Good for appetizers while waiting for main course.

Pan Fried Kurobuta Pork: The dish uses black pork which remind me of the famous black pork bbq which I ate in Jeju. Kurobuta Pork is tender and less oily giving it a texture compared to normal pork.  

Green Dragon Vegetables: The vegetable is imported from Cameron highland and nylon net is placed over the fully grown plant to give bright green color. The vegetable is cooked with small shrimp. It is fresh, crunchy and sweet.

Hokkaido Scallop: It is fresh Hokkaido scallop cooked with Hawthorne sauce & crunchy Asparagus.  

Signature Lobster Porridge: Award winning dish which capture many awards including the most recent "2011 Taipei Champion Cooking Contest Professional Teams Category 1st prize" It is Teochew style porridge cooked with fresh Lobster. The soup tastes heavenly good and the lobster meat is fresh & soft.

  Overall, I really enjoyed the meal and thankful for the owner time on explaining to us every dishes. I would recommend to my friends who want to enjoy affordable and good chinese cuisine especially those want to try heavenly lobster porridge.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lao Beijing

Location: It is located at third floor of Plaza Singapura.

Operating hours:
Lunch: 11:30 - 3:00PM (Last Order: 2:30PM)
Dinner: 5:30 - 10:00PM (Last Order: 9:30PM)
Sat, Sun & PH
Lunch: 11:00 - 3:00PM (Last Order: 2:30PM)
Hi-Tea: 3:00 – 5:00PM (Last Order: 4:45PM)
Dinner: 6:00 - 10:00PM (Last Order: 9:30PM)

We are celebrating my grandfather 80th birthday and we need a private room for it. Since Lao Beijing is able to accommodate to our request, hence we decided to give it a try. We ordered set Menu D. There are also other set menus available.

Here is our private room :)

Noble ‘Tanfu’-style Braised Shark's Fin with Fish Maw: It is really quite thick unlike those watery shark fin in other restaurant. The taste of shark's fin with fish maw is really good and I don't need any pepper/vinegar to go with it.

Crispy Skin Roast Duck: The duck skin is really crispy and tasty and goes well with the sauce. The only troublesome part is we have to wrap the roll by ourselves.

Steamed ‘Soon Hock’ and Preserved Vegetables in Dried Conpoy Sauce: The fish is quite fresh and quite easy to eat as they cut in a way where most of the bones are separated from the meat. I really hate eating fish where I have to spend most of my time removing the bone.

Fried Prawns Balls with Golden Sauce: The fried prawn ball is quite nice but not crispy at all as it is soaked with the sauce. I think it could be better if the golden sauce is placed at the side allowing us to dip by ourselves.

Fried Venison with Black Soya Bean Sauce: This is my first time trying venison meat. It is really quite tender and soft quite similar to beef taste.

Assorted Mushrooms with Dried Scallops and Spinach Beancurd: Mushroom is always my favorite so nothing can goes wrong with it. However, the spinach beancurd has quite a weird taste ... I think a normal beancurd would goes well with it.

Fried Rice with Crab Meat and Egg White: The taste is quite plain nothing special.

Chilled Mango Cream with Pomelo and Sago:The sweetness is just nice and the taste is refreshing. The service is quite good as we have our own personal waitress to serve 2 tables. The dishes are also served quite fast and we didn't have to wait for very long.

Overall, the dishes are quite nice and I would recommend for family celebration with elderly as the taste suits them well.