Always on the lookout for a good deal, when I saw this lunch promotion, I immediately contacted some of my foodie friends to go try it!
Apparently Wan He Lou (萬合樓) has been known for their lobster porridge, but I have to say that since the restaurant is located at a part of Singapore that I hardly frequent, it was the first time that I’d heard of this restaurant.
Although the lunch set is priced at $12.80++ per person, the food isn’t served in individual portions.
Signature Lobster Porridge (招牌龍虾粥)
This isn’t the Cantonese style of porridge, but rather the Teochew style where you can still see the grains of rice. The broth had a seafood flavour, but it wasn’t as rich and flavourful as I had hoped it would taste (I guess my expectations were set too high). My friends on the other hand loved it! The serving size shown in the photo is for 3 persons and you will get about 3 bowls each. There wasn’t much lobster in the porridge and we got about one piece each.
Golden Shrimp Roll (酥炸鲜虾卷)
The filling was nice and it reminded me of something that you would get as part of a cold dish at a Chinese dinner. Unfortunately, the skin of the shrimp roll was limp and a little soggy, so it would have been much better if it was crispy.
Prawn Paste Chicken (虾酱鸡)
Yumm…this was quite tasty and my favourite out of all the dishes that we had.
French Bean with Minced Garlic (蒜蓉四季豆)
A simple stir-fried vegetable dish and it was alright.
The next dish is served when you dine in a group or 4 or more, but they gave it to us even though there were only 3 of us.
Tofu with Crispy Salted Turnip (菜莆脆豆腐)
At first we we’re trying to decipher what was “crispy salted turnip”, then we realised that it was actually “chai poh” (菜莆) but deep fried until it was crispy! It was an interesting twist to the tofu dish and created different textures in your mouth.
If you dine in a group of 6 or more, you will get an additional dish of Cereal Prawn (麦片虾) at no extra charge.
Overall, it was quite a value for money set lunch, but go with a bigger group to make your money’s worth.
I loved the lanterns that were used to decorate the interior of the restaurant, but my friends thought they were a bit dated.
Wan He Lou (萬合樓)
65 Maude Road, Singapore 208347.
Opening Hours: Daily
Lunch: 11am to 2:30pm
Dinner: 5pm to 10:30pm
Telephone: +65 6294 8057
Getting There by MRT:
7 min walk from Jalan Besar station
9 min walk from Farrer Park station
From 1st June 2018 onwards, Signature Lobster Porridge Set Lunch includes:
• Wan He Lou Seafood Gyoza
• Prawn Paste Chicken
• Stir Fried Green Dragon Vegetable
• Signature Lobster Porridge
Dine in groups of 4 persons and above to enjoy additional dishes!
• Crab Meat Tofu (group of 4 pax and above)
• Herbal Drunken Prawn (group of 6 pax and above)
Terms and Conditions:
• Reservations must be made through HungryGoWhere website, mobile app or Hungrydeals and this promotion must be selected.
• Valid till 31st July 2018 on weekdays during lunch only.
• Valid for dine-in only.
• Not valid on Eve of and Public Holidays.
• This offer is not valid in conjunction with other ongoing promotions, offers, vouchers and discounts and/or privileges.