Have not been blogging lately as I have been busy lately and now with the upcoming election, I have been busy attending rallies. I have actually wrote a long post on how I fet about the current government, the politics, current situation and future outlook. But after pondering for some time, I decided to delete it as this is a food blog. Hence, a short post on Lai Lai Casual Dining (Liang Seah Street) to show that this blog is alive and kicking!
Menu (Cover Page)
Specia Set A ($13.90)
Special Set B ($12.20)
Decided to order this, the Taiwan Vermicelli Set!
Red Milk Tea (Cold)
Average. Of course, it cannot be compared to KOI.
Braised Pork Slice
Average too, nothing fantastic.
I choose pig intestines for my toppings. And erm erm.. I was disappointed.
Overall, I felt that the quality of food is not up to standard.
Lai Lai Casual Dining
20A/B Liang Seah Street
Tel: 6837 1556
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am – 3am
Yu Kee Duck Rice has been around since 1961. Wow that is older than me! Moreover, they have a website. And also, 27 outlets in Singapore. Amazing, how did they do that.. Licensing or Franchise? Anyone has any idea?
Oh they manage to expand to so many outlets as they have a main kitchen. They claim on their website that their main kitchen prepares the ducks with a high quality control in ingredient choice and cookery skills. Anyway, enough about what they state on their website. Time to let the food do the talking.
Speciality Duck Rice $3.80
Well ordered their Speciality Duck Rice. Come to think of it, its quite funny normally you order from a duck stall, you will say duck rice, not speciality duck rice…
Lets start with the soup. It has a strong hint of herbal taste and is very salty.
Egg, bean curds, peanuts
The duck meat was tender but the sauce on it was too salty. If there was really any hint of herbs and spices being used to cook the duck, then I must say that the saltiness covered the other flavours. I am a crazy fan of herbs and am certain that there is no herbal flavour on the duck meat. I still prefer the duck from Soon Kee Duck Rice (ironically the stalls sound similar with the ‘kee’)
The stewed rice (as claimed in the website), stewed eggs, dried bean curd and peanuts were also very salty. As a result, I did not finish the meal. Maybe too much sauce was added into my duck rice, hence it was so salty. But this is a real disappointing meal considering the history of this outlet. Well, expanding always bring about its set of problems. But if your core competency/unique selling points that differentiate you from your competitors are compromised, then its not worth expanding. I will not be eating this again anytime soon. There are other ways to waste my calories.
Yu Kee Duck Rice
516 North Bridge Road
Ji De Chi, what a name for a shop that sells dessert! Ji De Chi is located along the row of shops opposite Ah Chew, Liang Seah Street.
I am always a fan of honeydew, coming to a dessert stall, I wanted to order something with Honeydew. But there was none. Not sure what to order, decided to order ‘Egg Drop Water Chestnut Paste’ as it sound interesting.
Part of the Menu
Egg Drop Water Chestnut Paste $3.00
Did not really like Egg Drop Water Chestnut Paste. The egg drop was too little. too few pieces of chestnuts and the chestnuts were too small. More should have been added as it would have provided more crunchy a taste. And sadly, the rest of the liquid just taste like plain water! $3.00 for this hmmm, I am not sure how valued for money this is to others, but for me, its not really worth $3.00.
Part of the Menu
Steam Egg White Walnut Paste (Hot) $4.00
Had only 2 mouthful of this. It seems that not a lot of places well walnut paste? Well I am not sure what makes a good walnut paste till i try more out.
Not a very good impression, well I gotta try their more ‘famous’ items. So do tell me if you frequent this dessert stall and knows nice there.
Ji De Chi 记得吃
8 Liang Seah Street
Opening Hours Daily: 11am – 11pm