Monday, 17 March 2014

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice 联合本记砂煲饭 (Chinatown)

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice 联合本记砂煲饭 located at a corner of Chinatown Complex Food Centre has been in operation for a long time specialising in Claypot rice. 
Further testimonial to the famous claypot rice. 
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice specialises in Sausage Claypot Rice, Chicken Claypot Rice or a combination of both; Mixed Claypot Rice ranging from $5 to $20. Besides claypot rice, soup such as Watercress Pork Rib Soup, Chicken Leg Peanut Soup and Black Chicken Herbal Soup are sold. 
After ordering the wait game begins. If there is no queue, the minimum waiting time is 25 minutes as the rice is only cooked upon order. The claypot rice is first steamed over a gas stove at the initial cooking stage to speed up the cooking process. After that the claypot rice is transferred over to a charcoal stove. During peak hours, the waiting time can stretch to 1 hour. Regulars would normally call in advance and order so that they need not wait too long.
Mixed Claypot Rice $5
I waited for my claypot rice for slightly more than an hour on a Friday evening. Customers can adjust the amount of black sauce according to their preference. The Mixed Claypot Rice $5 was served with chicken, sausages, salted fish vegetables and rice. 
Mixed Claypot Rice $5
Mixed Claypot Rice $5
I felt that the claypot rice did not really manage to absorb the flavours from the other ingredients such as the salted fish, sausages or chicken. What I like was the fact that the chicken meat were so tender and flavourful. Overall, it was good, but not fantastic. Its not worth the wait of more than 1 hour for this.

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice 联合本记砂煲饭 (Chinatown)
Blk 335 Smith Street 
#02-198/199 Chinatown Complex Food Centre 
Tel: 6227 2470
Opening Hours: Fri to Wed 430pm to 1030pm
                           Closed on Thur

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1 comment:

  1. Its worth the price, quite a big portion with lots of ingredients inside. I also see the chili dip which would have been perfect to be with the rice and those things.


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