Situated along the ever-changing dining enclaves of Holland Village, Full of Luck Restaurant is a casual dining concept serving signature classic Cantonese cuisine in a vibrant and contemporary setting. Back from a recent fresh revamp, it unveils a new look and introduces exciting tweaks to its menu with plenty of new dishes alongside its existing favourites to tantalise tastebuds.
Crab Meat Chilli Cheese Tart with Pomelo 4.2/5
We kickstart our meal with the appetiser Crab Meat Chilli Cheese Tart with Pomelo ($10). Featuring a delectable combination of sweet savoury crabmeat chilli and cheese in a buttery crumbly tart shell, the tarts are further topped with bursts of refreshing pomelo as well. The different unique flavours complement well with one another.
Chef's Signature Honey Glazed Char Siew 4.5/5
As the name suggest, the Chef's Signature Honey Glazed Char Siew ($16) is the signature dish of the restaurant, whereby customers are advised to reserve the dish in advance to avoid disappointment. Grilled for 45 minutes and torched with sugar, the slices of char siew are tender with a good meat to fats ratio and a crackling crisp skin on the outside. The honey glazed exterior lends a sweet flavour to the savoury meat, resulting in a perfectly balanced dish.
Braised Garoupa with Beancurd in Claypot 4/5
The Braised Garoupa with Beancurd in Claypot ($24) features fresh slices of tender sweet garoupa meat and savoury beancurd with garlic and flavourful sauce, which contributes a umami flavour to the dish.
Braised Homemade Spinach Egg Tofu with Mushrooms and Dried Scallops 4/5
The Braised Homemade Spinach Egg Tofu with Mushrooms and Dried Scallops ($12) is a comforting dish to tuck into with slices of house-made spinach tofu beautifully stacked. Silky soft inside with a slightly crisp exterior, the egg tofu are soaked in a rich superior stock with mushrooms and dried scallops that lends a sweet-svaoury flavour to the dish.
Poached Seafood Rice 4.2/5
The Poached Seafood Rice ($23) comes in a claypot of aromatic poached seafood rice with crispy rice crackers embedded within each bite, and also generous servings of fresh seafood such as the prawns, scallops and mushrooms which infuse a natural sweetness to the dish's broth. It is definitely a nourishing comfort dish that we enjoyed alot.
Osmanthus Raindrop Cake 4/5
End the meal on a sweet note with the Osmanthus Raindrop Cake ($6). It comes in a blob of wobbly jelly with a subtle osmanthus fragrance and in the shape of a raindrop. It is paired with brown sugar syrup and soy powder which adds a sweeter flavour to the dish.
Golden Swallow 4.2/5
Complete your meal with some of their specialty drinks which feature unique flavour concoctions. The Golden Shallow ($16) from their cocktail drinks menu is a smooth and floral short drink made with St. Germain elderflower, shiso umeshu, white wine syrup, peach tincture and prosecco.
Yuzu Genmaicha 4/5
From the Mocktails menu, the Yuzu Genmaicha ($7) is a refreshing genmaicha and yuzu drink with house made hibiscus foam which lends a subtle sweet flavour to the light citrusy body.
Helmed by a team of young and talented chefs, Full of Luck Restaurant aspires to deliver the luxuries of fine dining through affordably priced dishes with high quality ingredients and refined traditional cooking. What's more, the vibrant, contemporary setting and its convenient location right outside Holland Village station, renders it the ideal place for cosy family or friends gatherings to enjoy some contemporary Cantonese dining as well.
Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Full Of Luck Club
243 Holland Ave
Tel: +65 62086845
Nearest MRT: Holland Village (CC Line)
Daily: 11am - 11pm
1) Alight at Holland Village MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 2 minutes. [Map]