Lau Wang Claypot Delights

April 08, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Lau Wang Claypot Delights
263 Serangoon Central Drive #01-43

Excellent Sauce Claypots

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $5 per person.


Lau Wang Claypot Delights has had over 2 decades of history since its establishment in 1985, and till today, it is still serving up excellent sauce claypot dishes. Cooked to order, each claypot served at Lau Wang Claypot Delights is fragrant, tasty, and packed with a generous amount of sauce for dousing your bowl of rice with.

Despite Lau Wang Claypot Delights being located in a coffeshop, the place is clean, well ventilated, and spacious enough for diners. As the only tenent, Lau Wang Claypot Delights keeps the place clean and well maintained. Furniture is comfortable enough, though high ambient temperatures or heavy rains will affect their ambience.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights is family run, and orders are served relatively quickly, even though each dish is prepared to order. The owner formulates his own secret receipe for each sauce, and the prices per dish are cheap and value for money.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights has several signature dishes, and the most highly recommended is their sesame oil chicken. But what I find odd is their naming convention, as 'Kung Pao Chicken' here simply means 'Sesame Oil Chicken with Dried Chili', not the typical Chinese style dish you're familiar with.


The most popular dish is their Sesame Oil Chicken (SGD $4.50) and with good reason. The sauce is fragrant and extremely flavourful, with moist chunks of boneless chicken. The meat is marinated overnight in Chee Seng 100% Pure White Sesame Oil, a premium quality sesame oil which totally infuses the meat with flavour. Ask for the chili version 'Kung Pao Chicken', for that spicy kick!

Sesame Oil Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

The Ginger & Onion Fish (SGD $4.50) features a fragrant sauce of ginger and onions with thickly sliced fish. Very fresh! The bittergourd slices are also fresh, and I like that the majority of the bitterness is gone, while still retaining a firm crunch. Loved pouring the sauce over rice.

Ginger & Onion Fish

The Sambal Seafood (SGD $6.50) is a medley of fresh seafood, including fish, prawns, squid rings, crabstick, and an assortment of vegetables like onions, okra / lady's finger, and button mushrooms in a savoury and slightly spicy sambal sauce. I like that the fish slices and squid rings are thickly cut and very fresh, and the sambal is hearty and spicy but not overpowering. My only complaint is that the sambal sauce is quite oily.

Sambal Seafood

Sambal Squid

The most expensive dish on the menu, the Frog's Leg Herbal Soup (SGD $8) is also the most satisfying. The frog meat is fresh, the soup / broth is light and fragrant, and the portion is generous. Very hearty dish on cold days!

Frog's Leg Herbal Soup

The Sambal Kang Kong With Minced Meat (SGD $4.50) has fresh kang kong / water spinach vegetables, still crunchy with some bite, and a small amount of minced meat. My only complaint is that this sauce is very oily, but still, the dish is among the standouts on the menu here.

Sambal Kang Kong With Minced Meat

The Thai Spicy Pig's Trotter (SGD $4.50) is actually not very spicy. Instead, it has a sweet, slightly sour sauce, and tastes more akin to a Chinese sweet and sour style dish than a spicy Thai dish. The meat is tender and pulls away easily, but the portion contains a lot more fat than meat, making this tasty dish slightly less value for money.

Thai Spicy Pig's Trotter

They also serve a decent, not too sweet, home cooked barley drink here.

Home Cooked Barley


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