SD and I were already bursting at the seams. I was telling her I couldn’t down the other 2 dumplings which she aren’t eating. “I guess we’ll have to pay the fine for any wastage”, I told her.
We stuffed as much as we could and gave up. SD went to pay for the food. It was an advance birthday treat from her. My birthday is on 9th December Thanks SD!
Lo and behold, just as we were leaving, SD suddenly remembered, “We haven’t had dessert! The soybean jelly here is very nice!” She told the staff (they were cleaning our table making way for waiting diners) that she wanted the tofu dessert. “It’s very nice”, she kept droning on. “Okay la”, I gave in and had one too. The dessert had a pleasant hint of “malt” (I’m not too sure as I already sucked on a Mentos, and SD only had Horlicks once in her life so she cannot confirm).
All in all, I would recommend this place for it’s cheap food, good staff service and clean environment if having msg in your food doesn’t matter.
Le Le Pot 乐乐锅
Address: #01-23, Blk 58,
Seng Poh Road (Opposite Tiong Bahru Market)
Tel: 6222 9442 (Reservations needed)
Operating Hours: Daily
Lunch 11am ~ 3pm
Dinner 5pm ~ 11pm
Prices: (not sure if there’s taxes so please check when making reservations)
Mondays – Thursdays: Adult S$20.80 & Child S$12.80
Fridays – Sundays, Eve of PH and PH Adult S$21.80 & Child S$13.80
*PH is Public Holidays
SD had a drink of Lychee Freeze during the buffet. I didn’t. I knew it wouldn’t help. I needed something less syrupy as I’m parched from the msg. Was it the broth or the dipping sauce?
I told SD I want to eat Ice Kacang to quench my thirst and so we went to the market opposite the restaurant. The display at the dessert stall was impressive but food was up to my throat, I decided to order Ice Jelly instead. It was the right choice. It had plenty of ice that did help my thirst. Even though I was dry as dust, I had to admit to SD that the ice dessert sucked! As soon as I told her, it dawn on me why The Silver Chef was unhappy with ice desserts in Singapore. See Happy Land post. I have never really noticed the difference in ice shavings until now. Perhaps the exposure in Happy Land made me unhappy with my dessert tonight.