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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

SIN: Lu Gang Xiao Zhen

(Dancing in the) Moonlight Hor Fun! :P

Lu Gang Xiao Zhen is managed by The Asian Kitchen group, offering various Taiwanese dishes for passersby who may be allured by the tantalising aroma coming out from the restaurant. There are currently two branches: one in ION Orchard, and another in Nex.


T.A.K. Pork Belly S$8.50
Taste: 9/10

The best item of the day was the side dish which I ate as an appetiser. Served hot, the pork belly wasn't only crispy on the edges, but also lipsmackingly juicy and tender. Dipped into the vinegar with minced garlic, it made me crave for more even after I left the restaurant. Anyway, T.A.K. stands for The Asian Kitchen.


Cereal Fried Rice S$9.90
Taste: 7.5/10

I'm a big fan of fried rice and I love everything that comes with cereal oats. Frankly speaking, the fried rice wasn't particularly fluffy, even though it was pretty aromatic. The cereal oats were light and crispy without being overly sweet, but it was a pity that there were only crab sticks as the source of protein. Pika's advice: While it should be good for most of us, I suppose it's not really worth it to spend S$9.90 for this particular dish. I guess I can come up with a comparable dish, if not better.


Moonlight Hor Fun S$11.70
Taste: 8/10

The dish is named so because of the raw egg put on top of the fried hor fun (Chinese flat rice noodle). Overall, it had quite an appetising smoky aroma. Accompanied by a few prawns and fish slices, the rice noodle was cooked with the right amount of dark soy sauce and was nicely chewy.


Mango Pudding S$4.30
Taste: 5.5/10

The mango pudding was, sad to say, passable. Served lukewarm, it had an overly soft texture. Besides that, it didn't really taste like mango pudding. It was more like cream pudding with an insufficient hint of mango flavour.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 6/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall: 7/10

It was a pity that an otherwise good meal had to end with such a disappointing dessert item. Nevertheless, I'd love to dissect more of the Taiwanese street food offered.

Lu Gang Xiao Zhen

2 Orchard Turn
#B3-22 ION Orchard
Singapore
(Sun-Thu: 11.30am - 10.00pm; Fri-Sat: 11.30am - 10.30pm)


*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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