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2012-07-06 91 views
Moi Lum restaurant is unbelievably popular! As my mother is the birthday girl for the day, she decided to pick her favourite Cantonese cuisine hangout at Moi Lum in Tanjong pagar, a stop away from our place, and it was quite empty at 11.50am sharp on a weekday that I wondered why she had to make a reservation.The staff, which was mostly made up of senior citizens, had quite good service that I felt it was over-friendly. All eyes were on our table like an eaglehawk waiting to swoop down to serve
The staff, which was mostly made up of senior citizens, had quite good service that I felt it was over-friendly. All eyes were on our table like an eaglehawk waiting to swoop down to serve us before we even raised our hand to signal them to come over. We had to tell a few of the staff for a few times that we were still deciding.
We ordered quite a few dishes because there was a groupon voucher which my mother had bought, $40 for $80 worth of food. Because of the huge value that we have, we decided to try the best specialities in the house!
We ordered a majestic roast chicken (small $14) and it was REALLY MAJESTIC, living up to the name. With slightly crisp skin and a juicy tender roasted taste in the middle of the white chicken, this chunk of meat goes really well with the chilli sauce that I believe was made in-house! You can see the chicken is fried slightly to a crisp golden brown, giving off its fragrance through the golden browncolors. We also ordered the scallop in yam basket, a unique dish that I seldom see (small $14). The waitress sliced the yam basket in front of us in equal portions and I could smell the fragrant from a distance. Topped with vegetables, the scallop gives off a delightful flavour balancing the taste with the yam, which was coasted with a layer of crispy thin flake! We also had chilli kangkong, which was not as good because the vegetable did not taste as fresh. I would personally not recommend this dish as it was not one of the favourites or chef’s recommendations but my mother wanted it so we had to give in to the birthday girl! The claypot stew beef (small $15) was really delicious! It was the first dish to arrive and we thought we could just eat this dish with rice and forego the rest. The other dishes were served pretty quickly too and we were quite surprised and their fast and efficient service. Made with tender beef slices, it was delectably generous alongside with beef meatball and a generous portion of vegetables. A highly recommended dish if you’re a fan of beef. We had a ice-cream with mango sauce for dessert and it was not as tasty as you see in the picture. It was a battle of sour versus sweetness of the mango, which gives off a weird funny taste and our family passed the verdict that Moi Lum doesn’t fare well in desserts. Oh, and the restaurant quickly filled up with executives from offices nearby and it was full-house before it hit 12.45pm. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and my family and I were quite pleased that the toilet was quite clean, and the air-conditioners were also dust-free. It is rare to find a modern restaurant served with traditional Cantonese cuisine and this is indeed a gem!