Sunday, April 01, 2007

Lai Wah revisited

Dinner once again at the nostalgic Cantonese restaurant - Lai Wah. Dinner here the last time round was decent, leaning greatly towards the comfort food portion rather than the culinary excellence portion. So I really didn't expect much this time round.


Menu


Here's a shot of the grossly sticky menu that I took just for the fun of it, so there.



Beansprouts with Salted Fish


This dish was extremely normal. I mean how fantastic can beansprouts and salted fish get? The beansprouts weren't overcooked and the salted fish didn't come across as too salty, which was fine by me.



White Chicken with Vegetables & Ham


As mentioned in my previous entry, this dish used to be a common sight at wedding dinners, but has now gone the way of the Dodo. The chicken this time round was tender but was a little too strong on the fowl taste for me. A very decent dish nevertheless.



Gu Lu Rou


A slightly above average rendition with the exterior crispy and carrying a slightly charred aftertaste. Texture wise was pretty acceptable with the meat and batter ratio evenly balanced out.



Yam basket


Undoubtedly the star of the evening. The exterior was crispy with the interior smooth and silky. Ingredients were aplenty, which made for a more enjoyable experience. However, do take note that this dish is best eaten hot/warm as the yam hardens slightly when cold, making it a little gross.



Part of the bill


A filling and decent dinner for 5 pax cost $68 flat, inclusive of drinks and rice. Fairly reasonable in my opinion but service speed really needs to buck up. We waited for another 30 mins for our food.



Final Verdict:
Ambience:6.75/10
Service:6.5/10
Food:6.5/10
Value for money:7/10

Overall:6.6875/10

Address: Blk 44 Bendeemer Road. Ample HDB parking available.

2 comments:

makanded guru Wong said...

I am an ardent fan of Lai Wah and just revisited recently. The price remains TOO AFFORDABLE plus there are MANY new dishes nowadays! You must try the squids fried with salted egg yolks on the outside, as well as the royal prawns. But get your usual dose of the traditional goodies too.

fatpig said...

Sounds good. I'll probably go back soon! =)