Family Dining @ Full of Luck Club, Singapore
We previously wanted to hold our post-solemnisation lunch here because the food looks and tastes amazing. It also offers a cosy atmosphere on the second floor and can be booked for private events. However, they were renovating during the time of our event so we had to look elsewhere...
Just last month, we got the chance to head to this beautiful restaurant to celebrate our brother's birthday. So here's a non-sponsored, non-bias review of the must-eats!
Sets vs Ala Carte
You can choose from having their set menu (starts from $31++) where everything is decided for you, or you could go for an ala-carte order whatever you want! The staff there are also extremely friendly and nice to offer you their suggestions for portions...
For this visit, we had Ala-Carte and these are the dishes we've tried!
Stir-Fried Radish Cake with X.O. Sauce ($6)
Though a small portion, the radish cake is crispy and flavourful with a tinge of X.O. sauce.
Butter Cereal Soft Shell Crab ($10)
This was everyone's favourite! The butter cereal was so good that we ate it with everything we could! For those who love crabs, but don't like getting your hands dirty, soft shell crab's the best option. Heck, you can even consume the shells!
This was my second time having this dish, I visited before their renovations and was dying to bring my family here to try it again. Thankfully, the standard's pretty consistent and this was expectedly a hit for everyone, yay!
Deep Fried Whole Sea Bass with Sweet and Sour Sauce ($29)
Don't the colours make the dish look so appetising? This dish was a hit for some, and misses for others. If you like your savoury dishes on the sweet side, this would be the dish for you. The sauce was more sweet than sour and goes well with the fried sea bass. However, the older ones do prefer the more savoury version of the usual sweet and sour sauce. The various cubed vegetables provided a crunchy texture to the dish and also helps to clean the palate.
Chef's Signature Glazed Char Siew ($16)
The Char Siew had a good proportion of lean meat and fatty meat, providing a good texture when chewing. We did prefer the more fatty versions of char siew that will melt in your mouth though!
Fire Cracker Diced Chicken ($14)
Everyone's on the Ma-La craze recently, and if you do love your Ma-La, you'd love this dish! The chicken is cut into small pieces and deep fried till crisp! It is then showered and dusted with a dry chilli rub. This dish was flavourful and tasty, but warning - it is extremely spicy!
Crispy Aromatic Duck - Half ($32)
This was one a miss for us. Though it was presented very beautifully, the duck was tougher than expected. It tasted more like those pulled pork buns you get when in European markets. But the saving grace was the sauce that had a slight tinge of sourness, and you can wrap the duck with a thin popiah-like skin with cucumbers.
Tofu and Vegetables
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Minced Pork and Sakura Ebi ($12)
This was a great dish! Then again, you can't really go wrong with long beans right? The green beans were not overcooked and the sauce was flavourful.
Poached Spinach with Trio Eggs ($12)
Also a tasty dish, the stock was flavourful and the spinach has absorbed all the flavours! :)
Braised Homemade Spinach Egg Tofu with Mushrooms and Dried Scallops ($12)
Like the soft shell crab, this was my second try of this dish. I liked it the first time and the taste was still consistent the second time around. The tofu was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, best eaten drenched with the dried scallop sauce. This is definitely a must-order if you are visiting Full of Luck Club at Holland Village.
We didn't order any white rice as we wanted to try out their rice and noodle dishes. I've had their fried rice before and really liked it so I also wanted to try the other carbs.
Fried Rice with Crabmeat, Truffle, and Egg White ($15)
This looks seemingly unappetising and looks like a small portion, but don't let its looks fool you.
This is the Chinese version of Truffle Fries really! They were also rather generous with the Crabmeat!
Poached Seafood Rice ($23)
The staff recommended this dish. It is a flavourful seafood soup with puffed rice. It isn't quite my thing but my family enjoyed the "soup"
Moonlight Truffle Beef Hor Fun ($19)
Perhaps because beef has a strong and distinct flavour, we couldn't taste much of the truffle. Also, forgive us because we started eating before we could even take a proper photo of the "moonlight". Nonetheless, the beef hor fun was delicious and had a very rich flavour.
Braised Ee Fu Noodles With Crab Meat ($16)
This is a miss for us, none of us liked this dish as we thought that the ee-fu noodles was a little too overcooked. The sauce is good, but we prefer the pan-fried / dry version of ee-fu noodles. For those who enjoy their ee-fu with some sauce, then definitely go for this!
Overall, the entire meal was a pleasant experience. Though it is a little pricey (we paid about $35/pax for all the dishes we had), the Full of Luck club has a great atmosphere for a cosy family gathering. For those who wish to have some drinks with their meals, the restaurant also offers some interesting drinks like Umeshu Spritz and Yuzu Highball. The first time I tried the place I also tried their tea which was very light-tasting, great even for dinner.
For those who are on a budget but still wish to try the restaurant, you can go for the Weekday Lunch Sets (11am - 3pm) that starts from $14++/pax, offering you a choice of claypot rice plus a side! Have you tried Full of Luck Club? Share your experiences with us in the comments!
Full of Luck Club Singapore
243 Holland Avenue
11am - 11pm daily
Nearest MRT: Holland Village on the Circle Line