If you’re looking for Cantonese-cuisine comfort food, this is the spot to go. Located at the Holland Village precinct, Full of Luck Restaurant is housed in a casual and cosy dining setting, and offers a progressive and contemporary take on authentic Cantonese cuisine.
Helmed by the same team behind Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, dinners can expect hearty meals with a modern flair. We tried some of their new items on the menu and here’s our 6 must-try dishes at Full of Luck Restaurant.
1. Braised Garoupa with Beancurd in Claypot
Braised to simple perfection, this claypot dish is filled with fresh slices of garoupa and savoury tender dried beancurd. It does fairly well on the portion size, with quite a number of garoupa and beancurd slices. The best part about this dish is soaking the ingredients in the flavourful sauce.
2. Braised Homemade Spinach Egg Tofu with Mushroom and Dried Scallops
For those looking for a lighter option, the homemade spinach egg tofu will be perfect for you. The tofu itself is lightly flavoured and really delicate. What gives this dish that extra flavour is the thick superior stock broth, which also has dried scallops added to it! There’s quite a lot of tofu pieces which is good for 2-4 pax sharing.
3. Crabmeat Chilli Cheese Tart
This dish was actually quite a surprise for us and one of our favourites! This uncanny combination of chilli and cheese tart is served as an appetizer but stood out with its intricate flavours of sweet and salty. The tart base has a rich cream cheese filling which pairs well with the savoury chilli crabmeat. You’ll also probably reach for another one as it isn’t too jelak, likely because of the refreshing citrusy flavour of the pomelo sacs topping.
4. Osmanthus Raindrop Cake
This simply-plated wobbly jelly is the Osmanthus Raindrop Cake. Not only is the raindrop-shaped jelly visually appealing, it also does well flavour-wise, lightly-infused with osmanthus toppings and served with sugar syrup and soy powder on the side. There’s a subtle fragrance of the Osmanthus flower and makes for a sweet finale at dessert.
5. Poached Seafood Rice
A new claypot dish to the regular menu, the Poached Seafood Rice is truly a comforting dish to have at any time of the day. There’s a mix of textures, crispy rice and savoury seafood rice, which sizzles as the superior stock broth is poured in. Each mouthful is really satisfying and there’s also little chunks of seafood like prawn and scallops to look forward to!
6. Signature Honey Glazed Char Siew
This dish probably needs no introduction. One of their best-sellers at Full of Luck Restaurant, the signature honey glazed char siew is on another level with its shiny glaze. It’s full of flavours, and grilled for 45 minutes to a crisp and juicy perfection. Though the portion size might be a little underwhelming for sharing, it’s worth the price to order every single time.
Full of Luck Restaurant
Address: 243 Holland Ave, Singapore 278977
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (daily)
Tel: +65 6208 6845
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food
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