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Hakka Tofu Bowl

$7.80 ยท 6 Reviews

Had higher hopes for this, but the rice was a bit mushy, and the ingredients were lacklustre bc the textures were v one dimensional. The meatball was the nicest out of everything in the bowl. Might have been an off day for them so I may try it once more??

Returned back to Ah Lock & Co. to get my hands on their Hakka Karni Bowl. Created for the meat lovers, the Hakka Karni Bowl features all the different types of meats available at Ah Lock & Co., from Hakka Pork, to Hakka Meatballs and their all-time favourite Hakka Tofu less the greens served atop the same short-grained rice as all the other rice bowls that they have to offer. Having enjoyed the meats in the Hakka Tofu Bowl and Hakka Pork Bowl, the Hakka Karni Bowl was certainly satiating with fried silken tofu that is stuffed with pork for a meaty bite, juicy Hakka Meatballs which were crisp on the exterior and easy to chew within, and the Hakka Pork that comes with a bite without being too porky or tough to bite, whilst also being crisp on the exterior. Still prefer the Hakka Tofu Bowl overall; the Manicai and the other greens provide a good break amidst all the meatiness that gives a better contrast of flavours (aside from being that signature dish of theirs since Day One at Yishun Park Hawker Centre as Ah Lock Tofu), but the Hakka Karni Bowl would certainly do well for those who just simply wants to go for the meat and can't really be bothered about their vegetables; a meat lover's dream!

The juicy meatballs were a cross between luncheon meat and ngoh hiang, while elsewhere the titular tofu possessed a savoury, meaty quality and the slitheringly luscious greens played it all sorts of eloquent economic rice joy. 4/5

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$7.80; interesting take to hakka niang tou fu

Options come with Thunder Tea Soup for an additional of $1.50
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Fusion of traditional Yong Tau Foo, Thunder Tea Rice and a touch of Japanese as it comes in a rice bowl
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I opt for the healthier brown rice. The Hakka-inspired Donburi comes with Hakka meatballs, Hakka yong tau foo, mani cai, long beans and seaweed
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The Hakka yong tau foo had the 3 ticks of meatiness, crispiness and softness from the tofu. And lastly, the vegetables gave a good balance and crunchiness to the dish. And also contributes to my daily intake of 5 vegetables a day
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Overall, this Hakka-inspired Donburi is here to stay for a long time
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Headed down to Ah Lock & Co. to give their newest rice bowl a try. Featuring deep-fried pork belly done in Hakka style, the Pork Belly is easy to chew whilst being crisp on the exterior โ€” it carries a umami flavour, one distinct of fermented beancurd and five spices used in its marination. Accompanying the bowl is the sous-vide egg, as well as the cauliflower florets โ€” the former being a little overdone considering how the yolk was no longer runny, though the latter was utterly genius; charred cauliflower florets that comes with crisp ends and a smoky note. Despite coming with the same mayo as the Hakka Tofu Bowl, the Hakka Pork Bowl may be a little dry to some; easily remedied by a slight drizzle of their house-made chili sauce available on the side.

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