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Lu Rou Fan

$10.00 · 16 Reviews

I have been meaning to check out The Salted Plum for quite some time and did so recently when I was running some errands during lunch hour nearby.

The Salted Plum specialises in Taiwanese-inspired dishes. They serve a $10 lunch rice bowl which I felt was of excellent value.

I enjoyed their lu rou fan or braised pork belly rice. The pork belly was melt in your mouth soft and the braising sauce was sweet and savoury. Perfect to go with rice. I did kinda regret not having the "shiny" rice which is drizzled with lard and garlic oil but I think it may be an overkill with the pork belly.

I didn't get to try the other dishes but will certainly drop by if I am ever nearby!

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The Salted Plum has become something of a cult hit within the grossly overpopulated Raffles Place/Boat Quay District. The (not necessarily 13) reasons why are easily evident, as their famous Lu Rou Fan 2.0 comes at $12 a bowl before the ten percent service charge kicks in, and adding on an appetizer and a bottomless house drink only extracts another $3.80 out of your wallet.

It may not be cheap, but it’s certainly good. A sizable slab of pork belly that’s been slowly braised in a thick, savory sauce gets comfy atop a bed of freshly steamed Japanese rice alongside its bedfellows, which consists of some boiled bok choy and a runny half boiled egg.

The whole hunk of pork belly is a definite upgrade from the humble slices of pork belly usually found on an un-pimped lu rou fan. The sauce was heartily herbaceous and sufficiently savory. Said sauce permeated deeply into the tremendously tender belly, which really only needed a spot of firm persuasion from a soup spoon and a pair of chopsticks to part like the Red Sea.

The Salted Plum were being kind of miserly with the sauce, as there wasn’t nearly enough of it to properly flavor and lubricate the fluffy rice and bland bok choy. A little more sauce would’ve resulted in much more magic happening within the confines of the bowl, and that’s one thing that The Salted Plum should definitely improve upon. In fact, it’s probably the only thing that needs improvement with this pimped up sequel to the lu rou fan.

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Paid $13.80++ for the Lu Rou Fan set with comes along with a drink (i chose Salted plum) and side dish (i chose Fried mushrooms). The lu rou comes in the form of pork belly slices instead of the conventional minced pork. The pork is so tender and flavored well with five spices. Will definitely return for this bowl of greatness.

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1 Nov’18, Thu⛅️
📍The Salted Plum
- Lu Rou Fan (Lunch Bowl)🍚

Not the usual braised minced meat I expected it to be. Instead, it’s a big piece of meat, like a concept of 大口吃肉 大口吃飯, I like the sauce and the meat is nicely braised...

Very filling and the meat is soft, easily break into smaller piece with the chopsticks...for ppl who is afraid of the fatty meat portion, I’m the same, I actually skip that...=X

But otherwise, the taste is good!

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The mushroom and smashed potatoes 🥔 are still e best.. I will be back to try more!!! 🐧 Peanut out... #peanutsjourney #peanutfindingbutter #luroufan #fiveten #eateateat #burpple

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The Kobe, Wagyu craze really annoyed me. Most of the practitioners had no real understanding of the product and were abusing it and exploiting it in terrible and ridiculous ways. Kobe beef should not be used in a hamburger. It's completely pointless. It's like fuelling Diesel on a Ferrari, why on earth does one wants to even attempt to do that. No just f*ck no. .
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Regular beef, if handled with care and executed well is good enough, outstanding even, considering the affordability of it. Hence this beef bowl ticks all the right boxes in terms of taste, price and satisfaction. But it’s their Pork Ribs and Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Belly with rice) is what I find myself coming back for.
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This is their rendition of Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan! Instead of the usual minced pork, here they present to you a glorious slab of pork belly. It's tender and has a good fat-meat ratio. I could taste the star anise used to braise it. Also, do stir the sous vide egg into your lard rice! It gives that beautiful, slightly creamy and smooth texture.

This bowl costs $11.55 aft svc charge; a little steep for a bowl of lu rou fan but considering that it's a hipster one, could be a good weekly indulgence for lunch!

Located at 10 Circular Road, Singapore 049366. [Weekday lunch bowls, 11.30am-2.30pm] Lu Rou Fan, Regular bowl $10. Not your typical Taiwan Lu Rou Fan, it’s SG style of Braised pork belly with veg and rice. We also top up $0.50 for Shiny Rice - rice drizzled in lard and garlic oil. Very impressed with their fast serving time as our food was served shortly after we placed and paid our order! That huge piece of braised pork belly was well braised, tender and it’s so tasty! Those Kai Lan texture was perfect, not too hard or raw! We totally enjoyed breaking those sous-vide egg and stirred it with the entire bowl of shiny rice, it’s so mouth-watering! We can’t wait to try other bowls! @thesaltedplumsg #hungryunicornsg #thesaltedplumsg #thesaltedplum #luroufan #braisedporkbelly

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$10 rice bowl!

Burnt Chilli Chicken Rice had lots of chicken and the burnt bits give it a nice caramelised taste. A little bit too salty though.

Lu Rou Fan tried by my friend was “not as good” and the meat looks too fatty for my liking.

Overall worth a try!

Portion is pretty small but with the crispy chicken as a side, it's a fruitful lunch.
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