Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies, Alexandra Village Food Centre

I have mixed feelings about this (#01-20, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1).

Let's start with the duck. They claim that it's gotten off farms in Malaysia and not frozen. Which is a good thing, but the drumsticks sure are small. The char siew was pretty good with plenty of caramelization. But most of the nice burnt bits are lost in the sauce which they generously ladle over the meats. Too much going on there that really masks any quality there is to the meat or method of preparation. 

Their chilli on the other hand was brilliant. It's probably the best part to what they served. A three hit combo of heat, lime and garlic that gave a decent kick and worked the appetite. It made the gravy redundant for me since the flavors contended rather than complimented.

$9.50 for a drumstick and char siew was also pretty pricey for food that's not sufficient for a hungry man.

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