243 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278977
Tel: (+65) 62086845
If you’ve walked past Holland Village lately, chances are you’ve been stopped in your tracks by the Full of Luck Club’s Bao Take-Away Counter window offering a peek into this new spot’s baos being plated by the chef. Full of Luck Club oozes cool – and the hip crowd have already descended. The restaurant is cleverly divided into different seating areas – bar seats up front, casual kitchen counter seats at the back, tables in the middle and more seating upstairs, past the humongous welcoming cat through to a private bar and room. The menu encompasses everything from Steamed and fried bao to Claypot Rice – all rendered modern whether it be in presentation (tapas style) or with the addition of new fusion ingredients. Order up a cocktail or one of their Chinese Beers like the amber hued Hong Kong ($11) and throw some Golden Sand Corn with Salted Egg Yolk kernels ($4.80) down your throat as you consider the menu. For bao, don’t miss their Kung Pao Fried Chicken – soft white bao sandwich crispy fried chicken with a sweet sauce, dried chilli and crunchy peanuts, and Braised Pork Belly with pickled lotus root ($9.80 for any two flavours). The roast duck ($35/half) arrives crispy skinned with succulent moist meat and is shredded at the table (UK expats craving Peking duck like it’s done ‘back home’ – the is it finally!). There is so much on the menu that excites – from Cod and Yuzu Claypot Rice ($16) to Midnight Truffle Beef Noodles ($20) – this spot might just warrant a few repeat visits.