Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An old claypot chicken rice story and the anticipated dinner of 2010.

New Lucky Claypot Chicken Rice

The claypot rice here was pretty good. I'm guessing it's the way they'd mastered the technique of getting every grain of rice cooked to perfection, retaining just the right amount of moisture and fluffiness. Basic were the toppings of waxed pork and liver sausages, salted fish, chicken meat, oil and sweet soy sauce.

This casual makan event was significant to some of us because we'd been talking about it for a long time. Not only is New Lucky famous for its delicious claypot chicken rice, the waiting time is quite the test of one's patience too. So, making a reservation via telephone a few hours before turning up seems to be a good idea. And they're friendly on the phone too, so that's cool.

Steamy.

After the steam's gone, unleash the Pollock within.

Fair and lovely but...

Once you go black, you'll never go back. And that's what I call real claypot rice.

New Lucky Claypot Chicken Rice
Blk 328, #01-220
Rong Li Eating House
Clementi Ave 2
Tel: (+65) 6778 7808

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The Annual Food Bloggers Dinner 2010

I'm not glorifying this in any way but meeting food bloggers is always good fun. To me, it's really about getting to know people who share the same passion (and appetite) as you. Like at New Lucky that evening, we must have chatted for more than 2 hours on food (and iPhone) while chomping down the bowls of claypot rice! And that was just a few of us. Imagine what a night of congregation of food bloggers across the island will be like!

The Annual Food Bloggers Dinner 2010 will be held on 25 August 2010, from 7.30 to 11 pm at Michelangelo’s, Block44/1- Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116. Price is fixed at S$50 nett. Ivan being the organizer had me convinced that the menu's going to be one tasteful construction.

Food bloggers out there, click here for more details on the dinner. And click here to sign up.

It's going to be a blast, I'm sure.

11 comments:

J said...

LOL. Once you go black, you won't go back?

Steamy, indeed! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

a truly new definition to once you go black you never go back haha..if anything i like the blackest, the crunchy bits at the bottom.

Paranoid Android said...

Yums. Authentic claypot rice. That reminds me. I haven't had any in a long time.

Life for Beginners said...

"Once you go black, you'll never go back."

That's a motto I can live by! :D

choi yen said...

Why the lap cheong so red in colour?

JOJo said...

Hey Big Bro, I am back! It's been 2 long years and yes, I finally graduated. When u go back KL tonite, and happen to c LL tis weekend, pls send my regards to her. And btw, China banned BLOGGER! Grrrgh...

Anonymous said...

Rather cool blog you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Joan Simpson

UnkaLeong said...

Man...I am so going to call my claypot rice aunty (who operates from a shop down the road) and grab me a packet to go for dinner tonight!

CUMI & CIKI said...

not my cup of tea.. not even my pot of rice:P , but great shots though. Ooo, J.. how do u know ar? tried b4 kah? LOL

jason said...

Lurve the slogan! Heheehe... Have a blast ABD!

HairyBerry said...

j, dontcha agree? think hokkien mee, bak kut teh, char kway teow and yes, claypot chicken rice! ;D

joe, yupe..crunchy, aroma and tasty...the burnt bits are great. you should try making it in ozzy! ;D

paranoid android, long time no see! like you, i've not had any in a long time too. it'll be on my to-eat list once i get back. ;D

kenny, me too! except for coffee la, cos i'm more of a tea guy. ok, black tea then...hehee

mimi, hi! i didn't know your name's choi yen. ;D yeah, the lap cheong does look sort of red. but still very tasty... ;D

jojo, harlow!!! welcome back! gosh, has it been 2 years already??? i remember meeting you in tung lok back then! sure, will send LL your regards but that'll have to wait for a while cos i'm away til september. let's meet up when i'm back! ;D

hi joan, thanks for stopping by! glad you like this space of mine. and hope you'll have a good time reading 'em. ;D

unkaleong, and remember to ask for the chilli for that extra ooomppphhh! claypot chicken rice just isn't the same without em, eh? ;D

cumi & ciki, lol! i think j's referring to the food la. ;D i like mine black too, especially hokkien mee!!! gosh, am drooling thinking about it!

jason, thanks! unfortunately, i'm away til september. so, will not be joining the ABD. :( but i'm sure it's goin to be a blast!