Eating out: Fat Lulu’s Singapore
I’ve walked and driven by Fat Lulu’s many times and always thought what a cute name. I didn’t know what the menu was like – BBQ with an Asian twist, and was pleasantly surprised by the modest and simple menu with specials written on their chalk board.
Some days, I come here just for the tomato buratta salad – wish they were more generous with the buratta, but oh well for $15, it is reasonable. I wish we got some good bread on the side too, to mop up the salad dressing that includes gula melaka balsamic vinaigrette.
The other starter of curry cauliflower with yogurt sauce is delish too, we followed our noses to the other table, or wouldn’t have otherwise ordered it.
This week, I went back for the open face beef ravioli (really a lasagna) with carrot cream served with parmesan cheese. Their aged Waygu ($42) was also on the menu’s specials – but we found it average and a little too fatty. We’ve had the pork with okra, also a little on the fatty side, served with perfectly char grilled okra.
My other favourite is the Ikan Bakar – the humble parrot fish – subtle smokey flavours straight from the grill brushed over with tumeric and a sour assam spice paste, served with a side of tart achar vegetables.
Had the deconstructed apple tartin here, which tasted better than it looks. We were anticipating the classic dessert, but have to say it is pretty well executed.
If you’re driving, there’s free parking – drive through the red gates next to the shophouse. Dining for two should work out to about 70-80SGD without drinks. Bigger parties can order the sharing portions.
Fat Lulu’s Singapore
297 River Valley Road
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