[Review] Full of Luck Restaurant's Chinese New Year 2019 Menu

February 02, 2019 1 Comments A+ a-

For those looking for an affordable, more casual dining experience in the heart of Holland Village this Lunar New Year, one can consider Full of Luck Restaurant, located right next to the Buona Vista MRT station exit.

During our recent visit, the restaurant was already decked out in simple Chinese New Year decorations which complemented  the homely wood-based setting.
 


With Full of Luck being the sister restaurant of Li Bai Restaurant at Sheraton Towers and our previous memorable experience at this restaurant, we naturally had high expectations.

The Chinese New Year menu was already available, so we decided to try the 2-pax festive menu (S$118++). Below is our review of the dishes.


Appetisers


Full of Luck's version of the Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon & Yuzu Dressing consists of an assortment of unique ingredients to not only create a differentiated product, but really enhance the flavours of this traditional raw fish salad. These include smoked salmon, dried lotus root, cranberries, blueberries, lychee and strawberry pearls (that burst in your mouth!) and yuzu dressing. 

Indeed, Full of Luck’s rendition of the Yu Sheng is sure to delight anyone with sophisticated tastebuds.


The Peace & Bliss Fish Maw Clam Soup was warm and aromatic, and made for a nourishing and hearty experience.

Mains


Prawns are a mainstay of Chinese New Year menus due to their symbol of happiness. These Traditional Wok-Fried Black Garlic Prawns were full of flavour thanks to the skilful infusion of black garlic which gave the dish more depth.


This Crunchy Medley of Vegetables with Lilybulb was really just a healthy dish full of mushrooms, gingko nuts, pine nuts and lilybulbs. We liked how the lilybulb offered a refreshing flavour.


The Chef's Special Crispy Hakka Kurobuta Pork reminded me of traditional Shao Rou. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, we liked how the mustard complemented the pork well.


The portion of crabmeat in this Longevity Stewed Fish Noodles with Crabmeat and X.O Chili was pretty generous and I liked this dish. We heard that this was a new dish and would be introduced in Full of Luck's refreshed menu in a few month's time.

For those who cannot take spicy food and are more health conscious, however, you  may prefer their signature poached seafood rice instead.

Dessert


The Refreshing Water Chestnut Cake with Osmanthus Fragrance was light and refreshing. Best accompanied over sips of 8 Treasures Tea.

Overall


Overall, Full of Luck Restaurant is an affordable, casual version of Li Bai, the highly acclaimed Cantonese restaurant, without compromising on the quality of ingredients and its refined, traditional cooking. We loved how it showcased traditional Cantonese cooking, with a modern twist.


We recommend it for cosy family gatherings. Of course, the auspicious name and convenient location right outside the Holland Village MRT are a major plus for families considering a venue for their Chinese New year celebrations!


Full of Luck Restaurant
243 Holland Ave, Singapore 278977
(Holland Village MRT Exit B)
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