I am honoured to be invited by Street directory for this food review session. and Many thanks to Vincent from Wan He Lou for recommending to us the yummy dishes from the restaurant.
Wan He Lou is a well known household name for their signature lobster porridge despite they are only open for less than a year ( going to be a year soon). They have built their reputation with many fusion Chinese cuisines and aim to share the joy of enjoying food with you! A cosy set up restaurant that can sit approx 70 - 80 pax including 2 VIP rooms aim to serve you savoury dishes with sincerity. According to Vincent, they serve dishes across all dialect groups and their creative chef will experiment with new dishes from time to time. So fret not, new items are added to the menu to give you a different dining experience.
They also do offer customized menu for your special occasions which is especially good for those who wants to hold corporate events or having special guest. As they are pretty crowded during weekends, reservations are preferred.
so here are some of the highly recommended dishes by Vincent. they are also the most popular dishes among their customers.
Signature Lobster Porridge ~ something not to be missed! 2 pax (approx 350g) from $29.90 onwards
According to Vincent, it is very important to tke the lobster out of the porridge when it is served. The lobster will be overcooked and the meat will be too tough. They only use spiny lobster that is approx 300g each as the lobster meat will not be too tough and the meat will be very sweet and juicy. The preparation of the lobster porridge is broken down in to many stages which the most important one will be preparing the broth for the porridge! My first taste on the porridge is that broth brings a very refreshing and rich. The porridge is cooked in teo chew style which means you can taste the richness of the broth on its own! The lobster is well cooked and not tough. with the fragrant taste of ginger, it not only remove the fishy smell of the lobster, it also enhance the taste as well. Thumbs up for this dish!
Crispy Lotus with salted egg ~ A great snack for beer / TV session!!! (s) $11.90 (m) $19.90
A wonderful snack that is still crispy even when it is cold. According to Vincent, the preparation time for this dish is very long especially for the lotus. The smell of this dish is so overwhelming that you can smell it from a far distance. It is cooked with salted egg ( just like salted egg prawn) , sprinkly with curry leaves. This dish is so addictive that i couldn't stop eating it! Thumbs up for this dish too!
Fresh Vegetable Juice ~ Healthy Refreshing juice for a hot and sunny afternoon! $3.00
i was quite sceptical on how good this drink will be especially when Vincent introduce the ingredients of it. but to my surprise, this drink taste heavenly. the after taste is very refreshing and cooling. It gives a cooling sensation every single sip lol. It is also very appetizing too!
Cod fish with spicy sauce ~ Choose how you want your cod dish to be cooked! (s) $29.90 (m) $46.90
Not many restaurant offers the option of how you want your cod fish to be cooked,seriously. They are either black pepper or steam or deep fried. But here, they provide you the option of how you want it to be! How nice! Personally i love this dish too! the fish is very crispy despite it is covered with sauce. it is extremely fresh and according to Vincent, they only use premium ingredients in all the cuisines! Perfect dish to go with a plain bowl of rice!
Vincent also took this chance to remember two new dishes to us. Salt Pepper San Yao ( also known as huai san) and also Prawn ball with aloe vera and Osmanthus.
Salt Pepper San Yao
Honestly speaking, my mum always cook san yao soup but not deep fried them and this is my first time tasting this dish. This dish is very special as San yao is quite tasteless and you use the salt and pepper to bring out the flavor of this dish. It is very crispy both inside and outside. Personally i quite like this dish too!
Prawn ball with aloe vera and Osmanthus.
The prawns are very fresh and the texture is very good. So you can see that the chef actually control "the fire" very well to ensure that the prawns are not overcooked. However, the sauce may make the prawn loses a little crispiness on the outside (not sure if it is intentional but it is still as good). Also,the fragrant of the osmanthus brings this dish to another level! If you love osmanthus and aloe vera, you will like this dish.
Food : ***1/2
Price : ***
Customer service : ***1/2
Will i come again? Yes!
Wan He Lou
Monday – Sunday
Lunch: 11am to 230pm
Dinner: 5pm to 1030pm
Closed on the first day of CNY
65 Maude Road
Tel no.: +65 6294 8057
Mobile: +65 9138 6330
signature Lobster porridge,Crispy Lotus with salted egg,Fresh Vegetable Juice,Cod fish with spicy sauce,Salt Pepper San yao,Prawn ball with aloe vera and Osmanthus.
Date of Visit: Mar 29, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $30(Lunch)
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