Sunday, February 07, 2010

Pretty Good Claypot Rice

One pot dishes can be so appealing sometimes...especially when it's dark, fragrant and comes topped with chicken, lup chiong (Chinese sausage), shredded salted vegetables and bits of salted fish!

Drizzle in your desired amount of dark soy sauce and shallot oil, mix and it's ready! The rice was nice and firm, with crispy parts that were just slightly charred. It added a lovely smokiness. The chicken pieces were well-marinated with sesame oil and the lup chiong provided some sweetness. I found the shredded salted vegetables a good touch though I would have also preferred some green leafy ones. The pieces of salted fish were flavourful and punchy but could have been in smaller bits to enhance each mouthful of rice.

Overall, a pretty good claypot rice! Apparently it's quite popular and queues are known to build up so do call in advance to place your order.

New Lucky Claypot Rice- sounds just in season! Huat ah!

New Lucky Claypot Rice
Blk 328 Clementi Avenue 2
Tel: 6778 7808
Opens: 12noon - 1.30pm, 5pm - 8.30pm
Close: Wednesdays


ivan said...

The rice looks a little too wet. :)

HairyBerry said...

Arghhhhhh!!! We've been talking about this place for the longest time and i've yet to, hafta wait til after cny...sigh..

The Hungry Cow said...

ivan: Maybe I was too heavy handed with the oil? Hehe. It was quite alright for me. The grains were actually well separated and still firm.

Nic (KHKL): Go try and rem to call in advance!

Dr3aMzJJ said...

you should try the two sisters claypot @ 2nd floor chinatown hawker.. new lucky seriously isn't a match for them..

The Hungry Cow said...

Dr3aMzJJ: I can't quite remember the stall's name but I am also a bigger fan of Chinatown claypot rice....partly due to nostalgic reasons. :)