The popular Geylang Claypot Rice has moved to its new home at Beach Road. Together with my foodie friends, we made our way down to the restaurant for lunch. While many things in the restaurant are new, we are glad it still sticks to its old way of cooking the claypot rice over charcoal fire.
Claypot Rice 4.2/5
We had the Claypot Rice ($36 Large). It comes with big chunky pieces of tender chicken, Chinese sausages, salted fish and strand of greens.
To eat, drizzled the fragrant dark sauce over it the rice and mixed it well. I would also recommend adding the pork lard oil, giving the fragrant rice a boost in flavour and smoothness. The best part is at the bottom of the claypot, where you will find crispy bits of the rice grains that have been infused with the smoky flavour from cooking over charcoal fire.
Stir-fried French Beans with Dried Shrimps 4/5
Sambal Kang Kong 4/5
To complete our meals, we order some stir-fry dishes to go along with the claypot rice. Since we only have a few strands of greens for our claypot rice, we decided to have a balanced diet with more greens. We ordered the Stir-fried French Beans with Dried Shrimps ($10) and Sambal Kang Kong ($10). Both dishes were well executed, not only satisfying our hungry stomach but also our diet plan.
Beancurd Skin Roll $10
One of my favourite dishes is the Beancurd Skin Roll ($10). Deep-fried to golden brown, the exterior is crispy with a delicious interior, stuffed with fish and prawn paste.
Tofu with Prawn 3/5
Lastly is the Tofu with Prawn ($12). A simple dish with soft tofu and huge succulent prawn, hold together by a starchy gravy.
The star here is still the claypot rice. I am glad that the restaurant continues to cook their claypot rice over charcoal fire. Each claypot needs around 25 minutes of cooking time. If you do not want to wait that long, it is best to call and pre-order.
Geylang Claypot Rice
361/363/365 Beach Road
Tel: +65 67444574
Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway (CC Line)
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 5pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge to Beach Road. Walk to the junction of Beach Road and Jalan Sultan. Cross the road and walk down Beach Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]