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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lai Lai Lai!

Lai Lai Kitchen has been tucked in the far end corner of Jurong Point 1 over these years ever since the mall was in operations. Their roasted delights as well as the noodles were known to be up to the mark. The contemporary designed eating place is cozy and bright with curved ceilings that follow suit to the layout of the building and was installed with sparkling downlights.

Clean & Neat Environment - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
 Clean & Neat Environment

As Space of Lai Lai is rather limited, the layout was maximized by placing counter table where customers can enjoying looking at the MRT passing by at an elevated seating during the day. While during the night, the panels of the building come in good use, reflecting the lighting thus enhancing the ambiance.
Looking out of Jurong Point - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
 Looking out of Jurong Point

We were skeptical on the food availability as only half a roasted duck was left hanging on the display. Fortunately, when asked, the cashier mentioned that the items we wanted was still available.

Ordered the Black Sauce Chicken Noodle at $4. Black sauce was sweet and was generously poured in with the springy fine yellow noodles whereas chicken was firm and juicy, yums!

Black Sauce Chicken Noodle - $4 - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
    Black Sauce Chicken Noodle - $4
Reddish Char Siew on Wanton Mee ($4 Per Plate) was tenderlean to my liking added with 3 wanton bags and some greens stalks. Sauce used was the same and our mains were equally yummy especially with the QQ bite from the noodles!

Wanton Noodle - $4 - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
Wanton Noodle - $4

I'm a fan of their braised Chicken Feet ($1 Each) . It's usually one of my orders unless it was sold out! The deep fried chicken feet were braised to infuse flavour thus achieving a succulent texture.
Braised Chicken Feet Aka 凤抓 - $2 - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
Braised Chicken Feet Aka 凤抓 - $2

Here's a close shot of the chicken Feet. Ho Jiak!
凤抓 - $1 Each - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
凤抓 - $1 Each

Dumplings soup, $5 was filled with about 6 dumplings in a bowl accompanied by some greens. Soup was tasty and lends some hints of peppery taste, however, we all knew that its the magic of MSG behind this.

Dumpling Soup - $5 - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
Dumpling Soup - $5

While dumpling skins were smooth and delicate.
One of the Dumplings - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
One of the Dumplings

What's wrapped under it? A lump of minced meat packed with little chunks of chestnut that gives of a crunchy bite with a jelly bite like feeling from the black jew's-ears.

Dumplings Fillings - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore
Dumplings Fillings

To sum up, Lai Lai serves as a convenient place to dine in with a reasonable pricing. Quality and quantity of food in my opinion are the best so far in the mall! The downside I would say that if the restaurant is packed, the walkaway along the aisles are rather narrow and there's no direct route to get out of the restaurant after the meal especially. One more thing to take note is that as Lai Lai Kitchen is located next to a training school, it is best to avoid the peak hours especially when the children are dismissed from their classes with parents waiting at Lai Lai. Be early to to avoid disappointment! 

Total Spending $16.50 - Ah Heng Curry Chicken  in Chinatown Singapore

Lai Lai Kitchen
Location: Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-08, 648886