17 Petir Road #01-11 / 12 Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
Tel: 6266 1533
With the opening of the new Hillion Mall at Bukit Panjang area, and my curiosity of A-One Claypot House's standards, we ended up here for dinner when the MIL visited.
Established since year 2008, A-One Group has been serving quality, preservative-free local fare in claypot cooking - a technique that retains flavours while using less oil, resulting in healthier fare, consumed at the right temperature.
Decor was simple with quasi-bamboo aesthetics aspects, Chinese paintings and quirky details such as a large pot and fower vase, etc. Service was efficient and polite enough. Menu consisted of many claypot items such as chicken with rice, beef horfun, abalone congee, rice vermicelli etc, as well as side dishes such as sweet sour pork, vegetables, prawn balls, to name a few. We were pretty spoilt for choice.
Starters of Braised Peanuts and Deep-fried Fish Skin were served, to whet our appetite and keep the jaws busy while waiting for our food to be served.
Spinach with Silver Fish (SGD11.90) was served first, a rather generous portion perfect for sharing between 3 to 4 persons. The vegetable had a light crunch to it, and was tasty and slightly smokey with "wok hei" (frying pan's 'breathe'), surprisingly!
Claypot Rice with Chicken in Kung Pao Sauce (SGD $12.90) came with generous chunks of tender chicken and rice doused with dark sauce and dried chilli, giving the staple dish a nice fiery kick. Also found in the pot were chestnuts, Lup Cheong (Chinese Sausage) and Shiitake Mushroom.
Claypot Chicken and Mushroom Rice (SGD $12.90) contained Lup Cheong (Chinese Sausage) as well as sizeable pieces of moistened chicken. The rice was aromatic with the infusion of the Chinese Sausage.
Claypot Seafood Noodle (SGD $13.90) was a lot more saucy than I had expected, but the Hong Kong style egg noodle still retained its crisp. Ingredients included shrimps, fish slices, squid and vegetables; tastewise, a little bland for my liking.
Beverages were Homemade Barley (SGD $2.30) and Sour Plum Coke (SGD $3.20), the latter a lovely concoction that made me want to drink my Coke differently from then on.
Overall, a very decent family-suitable dining experience, and I didn't feel thirsty after the meal. I would be glad to return fornother items such as the Claypot Beef Horfun or Claypot Scallops & Clams Congee.