Had dinner with my gf and her family at Lau Pa Sat today. Honestly speaking, although Lau Pa Sat is pretty near my office, I've not eaten in ages, with the last time being about 5 years ago. Well we got there about 1915hrs and decided to try out satay stall number 3/4, which was touted to have the best satay in town.
We had 20 sticks of chicken satay, 10 sticks of duck satay and another 10 sticks of mutton satay. For mains, we ordered Seafood Hor Fun, Oyster Omelette, Fried Fritters with Squid paste(I think), Shell Fish, Sambal Stingray and Sambal Sotong from Stall 44. (didn't get the name, but the owner's name is Elvis, as per his name card)
The satay was plain terrible, so much for being the best satay in town. The meat was tough and refused to budge from the stick. The gravy was very oily and didn't seem to have any grounded peanuts in it. Pretty watery as well. The oyster omelette was nicely fried to a crisp, but the salt seemed a little too heavy, making it a little unbearable at times. Oysters were far and few. The Seafood Hor Fun had a little burnt taste (Wok Hei I believe) and tasted pretty alright. Everybody else except me thought it was good though. The Fried Fritters were passable. Nothing fancy, just a little oily. I didn't try the other stuff as I am quite selective when it comes to sambal food. No one passed any negative or positive comments on the sambal stuff, so I'm guessing it was just average.
Overall, I am not sure how much the whole dinner cost, but I'm guessing around the region of $90 for 9 pax inclusive of drinks. (I didn't pay for the food, only for the drinks). I think its not too expensive, but the quality of food is another matter altogether.
ps: This is not a formal review per se, so I won't be giving any ratings. This is simply FYI. :)
Lau Pa Sat
The stall we ate from
A portion of the satay
Fried Fritters with squid(?) paste
An interesting sign that I saw