Full of Luck Club: What's Newer and Hotter.

Since my last visit to Full of Luck Club last year (read here), the joint has taken measures to reinvent the menu, pushing new-fangled offerings to match their stalwart menu items that have received a sort of cult status amongst the tipple-cravers.. think Braised Pork Bao and Golden Sand Corn washed down with ice cold beer. Yes, it does feel a little more like Friday doesn't it?

Read on to find out what my writer Belinda deems of the latest additions.


Located in the heart of Holland Village, Full of Luck Club is a modern Chinese Restaurant with a contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine. They had recently added a slew of new dishes to their menu and we were given first dibs to the food mania.

Caramel Baby Back Ribs - Half Slab

Slow simmered for 3 hours with orange peel, tea and rice, the baby back ribs were agonisingly tender and thoroughly infused with the tanginess of the orange peel with a slight tug of restraint contributed by the tea.

Crunchy Medley of Vegetables with Lilybulb

Lightly seasoned to highlight the freshness and sweetness of the vegetables and mushrooms, it was delightful to delve into this dish after enjoying other heavily flavoured dishes. The bright colours were aesthetically pleasing and posed a huge appeal factor for me. Couldn't help but reach out for this bowl continuously.

Flowers of Life

Fried Cordycep flowers are tossed in cumin salt and pepper. The result is crispy yet not too oily; its feisty amalgamation absolutely irresistible. A perfect light snack to go with a nice cold beer.

Crabmeat Eggplant Claypot

Although the crabmeat was shredded, the crab flavour was well encapsulated in the gravy. It was extremely pleasant how the chefs were meticulous enough to remove the eggplant seeds which certainly increased the appeal factor of the dish ten fold. Details in the fabric.

Fried Soft Shell Crab (butter cereal)

Even before the dish was placed on the table, a strong, buttery aroma lingered in the air. As we dug into the dish, we thoroughly enjoyed how the cereal was buttery, crisp and middle sweet. The replacement of the usual prawns with soft shell crab spared us the trouble of deshelling the prawns. Deep fried to perfection, these morsels were a great complement to the butter cereal. I sneaked a spoonful or two or the flakes and contemplated hitting the gym later. 

Golden Scallops Fried Rice

Loved how each grain of rice was coasted with salted egg yolk, fragrant but not too overpowering. Rather than chunks of scallops, the scallops were finely diced and scattered throughout the dish, providing a nice chew in each mouthful. Great for sharing but we will warn you against solo consumption as the rice can get a bit too dry.

Huat Huat Fried Chicken Bun

Crispy Fried Chicken, Kimchi and Gochujang chili in a sesame bun. The bun was presented as a bite-sized (maybe 2) slider that was packed with flavours. While the chicken was marinated and fried to perfect, the combination of the kimchi and gochujang chili can get a little too spicy for some to handle.

Yuzu Genmaicha

Falling victim to the spiciness of the chicken bun, I was grateful for this beverage. The fusion of senmaicha and yuzu, a refreshing drink that quenches the thirst and soothes the quivering tongue with the topping of housemate hibiscus foam. A harmonious blend of flavours that's hard to resist.

More than just a restaurant, Full of Luck Club also has an in-house bar which pumps out Asian inspired concoctions. We got to try the Fok Lok's Milk Tea, a cheeky blend of Oolong infused vodka, baileys, black tea and milk. Can somebody say alcoholic bubble tea? WHUT? This seemingly harmless milk tea packs a punch and is definitely made for those who need a mid-day perk-me-up without receiving the judgemental stares.

Note that the bar runs an activity whereby customers who order a drink are given a fortune cookie with a number slip within. If you're lucky to get a the cookie with the denoted lucky number of the month as stated on the blackboard, you might even receive a free drink! Winner!

Full of Luck Club
243 Holland Avenue
t: 6208 6845

Operating Hours:
Daily: 11am - 11pm

Words and photos by Belinda Yong who wishes that every time of the day is food o' clock. She loves trying new cuisines and creations,  and prays hard for a higher metabolism.

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