TANJONG PAGAR - You may know of the Blue Lotus group from their flagship restaurant Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House on Sentosa where chef-owner Ricky Ng wows the crowds with his innovative new age Chinese cuisine. Well he’s now opened up a new venture in Tanjong Pagar Centre, which is great news for those who want to indulge in his flavour-packed creations without making the trek to Sentosa. Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House boasts a brand new modish menu, but you’ll still find familiar sauces and Chef Ricky’s signature spice blends.
Why you should come here:
The ambiance is nice with big comfy chairs, a mix of traditional and modern Asian art and furnishings, and ample space for groups or one-on-one meals. They have fab 3-course lunch set from just $18++ per person, which makes this a great place for a lunch meeting or a mid-day meal spot when you’re looking for a nice treat. The menu is different from their Sentosa spot, so you won’t find the famous Chilli Pomelo Crab at this location, but the sauce is used in some of the dishes like the Chilli Pomelo La Mian Soup.
What we love:
We tried a few of the dishes and would probably re-order all of them again. The Oven Baked Grilled Chicken Rice was a modern take on one of our favourites with marinated grilled chicken thigh, panda rice and green ginger for a surprisingly light combo. The Chilli Pomelo La Mian Soup featured delicate hand-picked crab meat in a slightly spicy chilli pomelo broth with broccolini and fresh herbs, and the Grilled Barramundi came with asam curry, seasonal vegetables, fried rice and crispy beancurd skin—this is another great option if you’re looking for something light. We also tried the Hot Stone Mapo Tofu Rice with silky tofu, fried rice, a perfectly poached onsen egg, minced pork and fresh herbs. We reckon this is the perfect dish for a rainy afternoon.
With it’s convenient location in Tanjong Pagar, Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House is a great spot for lunch. Head here with a few friends or colleagues who are down to share their food because you’ll definitely want to try some of their dishes.
And… they’ve got happy hour - ALL DAY LONG! Live bands on Friday too, so you can start your weekend off on a high note with modern Chinese tapas and mains, cool cocktails and great tunes.
Where: 5 Wallich Street #01-13, Tanjong Pagar Centre
Tel: +65 6996 0880
Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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