In short, it is a month where my family loosens their wallet and belt at the same time.
This year, we chose to dine at the once famous Lai Wah Restaurant. It is one restaurant which has managed to withstand the test of time - through the constant upgrading activities by the Housing Development Board (HDB) as well as the numerous restaurants mushhrooming throughout the island.
For 40+ years, the restaurant remained in it's current location below a block of 3-room flats. The decorations inside the restaurant reminds one of a scene from those old Hong Kong movies. Nonetheless, during the Chinese New Year period, Lai Wah would be fully booked for stretches of weeks. Without advance booking, it is close to impoossible to secure a table there.
With the recent visit, I can only vouch that it surely lives up to its reputation of serving great food at affordable neighbourhood prices. It only costs $134 (10% discount with UOB credit card payment) for 6 dishes and 6 tummy-filled, satisfied customers.
Two thumbs and two toes up from me!
Cold Starter Dish - Jellyfish with Chicken Shreds, Fried Egg, Prawn Salad, Springroll
Pork Ribs - Fatty yet irresistible!
Crispy Roast Chicken - Better than KFC!
Steam Fish Teochew Style - Dad's favourite
Stir-Fried Ee-Fu Noodles
Almond Jelly with Longans
The food was so delicious that I simply forgot to snap a shoot of it almost everytime the food was served - hence the half consumed dishes for some photos! :)