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Lu Gang Xiao Zhen by The Asian Kitchen (ION Orchard)

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Lu Gang Xiao Zhen by The Asian Kitchen offers an impressive menu of traditional Chinese food such as their famous Eggy Rice dish, Herbal Guitar Duck and Stir fried Four Seasons Beans with Salt Egg Yolk.

Sun - Thu: 11:30 - 22:00

Fri - Sat: 11:30 - 22:30

+65 65091128
$19 based on 18 submissions
Dinner (9 votes), Lunch (8 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (6 votes)
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16 Dec 2013 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Bad service and meh food

Perhaps we didn't order the right things. But the meal started off on a sour note because of the maitre d', who refused to seat me and my bf at the only vacant table (a 4-seater) even though there were several ang moh couples who were seated at 4-seater tables. Instead he went up to the empty 4-seater table, moved the two tables apart (thus converting it into two smaller 2-seaters), then seated us at one of them. The entire restaurant is extremely squeezy to begin with and when we tried to move our table 2 inches further away from the other one, we were told by the waiter that we were blocking the thoroughfare.

We had the cereal fried rice, some kind of gong bao chicken in a claypot, and the hot plate tofu. All were unmemorable, which definitely made the bad service not worth it. 

I would never darken their doors again (nor that of any of their affiliates, e.g. the asian kitchen). It is exceedingly rude to split a table in front of your guests, which gives off the impression that they are not important enough to you, which we probably weren't. We felt like leaving many times during the meal, but didn't, because we decided to stay there longer (the amount of time it takes for two 2-seaters to turn) just to be petty :P Eventually we were chased away by the overall griminess (sticky tables) and squeeziness in the restaurant. 

There are so many restaurants to eat at in Ion and its environs, there is absolutely no reason to pick this one.
T.A.K. Pork Belly
28 Nov 2012 • 45 reviews • 18 followers

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Cereal Fried Rice
05 Sep 2012 • 33 reviews • 0 follower

We got the misses

For more details and pictures, please visit: http://cheesemafia.blogspot.sg/2012/09/lu-gang-xiao-zhen-ion-orchard.html

An outlet by the familiar Asian Kitchen, we decided to give the place a go since it was considerably more crowded than the other restaurants on level B3 in the early evening.

A specialty on the menu, the Taiwan Granny Meesua failed to meet expectations as the broth was salty yet it was not rich nor robust in flavours. I'd say, give this a miss.

I was once again disappointed when the Scallop Chicken soup arrived at our table. I had expected more ingredients and was dismayed at the small piece of chicken soaked in clear bland broth. The dish was supposed to be pressurecooked, sealing all the flavours of the ingredients, but the soup was awfully diluted.

The best dish of the night was the Cereal Fried Rice. The grainy rice was fragrant and the cereal added a delightful crunch to the dish.

Perhaps we ordered all the wrong dishes, but I still like the Asian Kitchen La Mian Xiao Long Bao best.

 

 

18 Mar 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Got attracted by the smell and had a satisfying dinner

At first, I was attracted by the scent of food.

 

There were 2 of us, And we ordered a lu rou rice (eggy rice they called it), cabbage with bacon, roasted pork and their you tiao with pineapple pieces.

I did not eat the lu rou rice but the looks of the rice being steamed in a bamboo bowl did make it look appetizing and my boyfriend said that it was rather tasty, with the pork bits and half an egg.

The roasted pork was definitely good, though half the plate was the dry parts of the roasted pork, others stay juicy and tender, with the skin being crispy and hot. A try for those who love roasted items.

The youtiao with pineapple pieces was nothing special even though the mayonaise sauce enhanced the taste of the youtiao, the pineapple pieces played no effect on the dish itself.

The cabbage with bacon was savory, being boiled in a clay pot. I expected the bacon would be wrapped in the cabbage pieces as compared to what they served me, where both were separated. And I do wish their portion on the bacon can be as generous as what they give for the cabbage.

Service was prompt, it was probably we dined at around 6pm.

Suitable for those who loves savory chinese cuisine.

12 Mar 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great food

The food is so nice especially the masala chicken and roasted pork. The service is also nice, they have friendly staff. I recommend this place.