Stumbled upon Lau Wang Claypot Delights when we stopped by Oasis Terraces to grab lunch after our run. Oasis Terraces is one of the few neighbourhood shopping centres in Punggol and is located next to the Oasis LRT Station.
Lau Wang Claypot Delights started out as a coffeeshop stall in Yishun. Now it has outlets in Punggol, Serangoon, Tampines and Paya Lebar.
You’ll be given an order chit when you enter the eatery. Just indicate what you want on the chit, hand over to the cashier, make payment and wait for the food to be served to your table.
As its name suggests, Lau Wang Claypot Delights specialises in claypot dishes such as Sesame Chicken, Frog Leg Herbal Soup, Sambal Seafood, Super Mala Chicken and more. Variety is not huge but there are definitely ample selections of proteins (in different sauce types or flavours) and vegetables.
Check out their website for the full menu.
Now, let’s look at what we had ordered. Dig in, peeps!
Homemade Ngoh Hiang (2 rolls) $6.00
Reminiscent of grandma’s cooking. This ngoh hiang is a must-order! It was crispy on the outside but not overly greasy. I liked how meaty the filling was and there was also some crunch from the water chestnut bits.
The accompanying dipping sauce was like a thick, sweet and savoury chilli sauce. Very much like the chilli sauce from those ngoh hiang popiah stall. Loved it!
Chicken Herbal Soup $7.30
Very comforting soup. It was flavoursome and sweet as there were goji berries and red dates in it.
Ample portion of herbs in the soup for a small claypot size like this. 真的是真材实料哦. I don’t know much about Chinese herbs so can’t identify what they are, lol.
If you take your time to drink the soup, you will notice the soup gets more herby over time as the herbs flavour gradually seeps into the soup. Particularly at the bottom so you’ll have to stir it up, otherwise you’ll get a strong herby aftertaste. If you find this a little too overpowering for your liking, just drink each spoonful with goji berries which really balances that herby taste.
Sesame Chicken (Spicy) $6.30
You can choose spicy or non-spicy for this dish. The spicy one was quite shiok as there was a bit of a kick from dried chillies and chilli padi. Overall, it wasn’t even spicy hot. Skinless chicken leg meat was used so it was tender and not dry at all. I liked the sauce that was thick, savoury and rich. Douse that over rice – simply delicious.
Traditional Nyonya Chap Chye $6.30
A little disappointed with this chap chye as it was too sweet for my liking. But I liked the variety that went into this dish. There were cabbage, black fungus, beancurd skin, bean vermicelli (tang hoon) and dried shrimps.
Sambal Sotong with Ladies Finger $8.50
Another dish to pair with rice as the sauce was so flavoursome. The squid rings were beautifully cooked. Very tender and not rubbery at all. The okra also retained its crunchiness.
White rice is priced at $0.70 per serving.
Prices are before 7% GST. There is no service charge.
We paid $40.25 for this whole meal which was enough for 3 persons. Pretty reasonably priced. Portion sizes were surprisingly substantial too. I would highly recommend that you come in a group to dine so you can order more dishes to try. Also, as the dishes are very saucy and savoury, you’ll definitely need rice to go with them. 这里的菜肴都很下饭. 价格合理. 值得一试！
My only gripe was that the claypot dishes were on the sweet side so if the chef could reduce the usage of sugar (or whatever sweetening agent used), the taste would be even better.