Sunday, January 18, 2009
Have you been to the new Jurong Point yet? They expanded so much that I seriously spent >5 minutes brisk walking from one end to another! So with more shop spaces come more dining options, which really make you spoilt for choices at this mega mall.
I was meeting my girlfriend after her lessons and we were quite unsettled for dinner, so we walked around and saw Lai Lai having some attractive dinner combos. If I'm not wrong, this is their 2nd outlet with the 1st one at Liang Seah Street. I liked the openness of the outside area which was alfresco-like but with the aircon and by the time we left, it had one of the longest queue among the row of restaurants!
Iced Bubble Red Milk Tea
A tad too sweet for me, I still prefer the more full-bodied hongkong cafe type. But they got nice chewy pearls though.
Dry Beef Shin Noodes and Fried Brinjal with Pork Floss ($13.90 with milk tea)
I opted for beef shin only as I'm not really a fan of tendons. The beef was well braised in the light gravy and came out tender and flavourful, while the taiwan noodles I chose was delightfully "Q" (chewy/springy, in a taiwanese slang) and smooth, abit like udon but not as thick. There are also other noodle options available such as potato or glass noodles. One of the better beef shin noodles around!
The brinjal was breaded, deep-fried, sprinkled with pork floss and thankfully served hot. A rather tasty combination!
Pork Meatball Vermicelli and Pepper Salt Chicken ($11.80 with milk tea)
The gooey vermicelli was on par with the Shilin Market Street Snack franchise (sadly, cannot-make-it chicken cutlet) and was rather to my liking, tasting even better with a little drizzle of pepper and vinegar. But I will find out how exactly authentic this is when I go to Taipei in March!
The marinated chicken cubes were savoury and tender, but I don't really know what was the accompanying green and how it enhanced the taste. However, I thought it went well with their unique chilli sauce which was full of crunchy scallions!
Total bill for 2 was $30.25, which I think was rather worth it with a satisfying main, good range of sides and a cooling drink. You can even top up $1.50 for an additional dessert of the day, but I was rather full to find out what it was.
Note: I'm flying off to Hong Kong tomorrow for 3 weeks! Updating might be delayed as I don't have a stable internet connection over there, but I will still try to keep up with my weekly update on hongkong food galore!