Lau's Family Kitchen

Friday, March 03, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Lau's Family Kitchen is a small family-styled Chinese Cantonese restaurant by Gilbert Lau's (Ex Owner & Chef Flower Drum) and his sons. Tucked away in the famous Acland St, St Kilda. The menu has a small selection in contrary to most Chinese restaurant with a complex and over long menu.

Honestly, Chinese food doesn't excite me, it's more of an everyday food to me rather than a special occasion, exquisite food. But my husband grew up in a Chinese family and he is quite fond of it. So on a Friday night, we decided to finally try Lau's Kitchen with a couple of friends.

We started with BBQ Western Plains Pork Belly ($25) and Fresh Squid with Salt & Pepper ($28). The pork belly was tasty, crunchy on top just like I wanted it to be but we actually prefer the squid. It has the light batter that melts in your mouth and the squid was tender and chewy as well as perfectly spiced. 

Then followed by; Japanese Shiitake Mushroom and Vegetables in oyster sauce ($36), 'Ma Pu' Bean Curd with Minced Pork served with steamed rice ($33), Wok Fry Singapore Noodle with Prawns & Barbecued Pork ($30) and Braised Beef Brisket with Turnips ($38). All of these dish was good, nicely balanced flavour but not as outstanding as I expected it to be.

Our favourite was Sweet & Sour Pork - Scotch Fillet ($33) and Saute Eye Fillet - stir fried pieces of tender eye fillet beef cooked together with spring onions, ginger and garlic ($45). Both has a rich flavour and the meat was super tender, juicy and flavourful. This shown their wonderful technique as well as the perfect produce.

The service was friendly but a bit hectic from the beginning to end and the restaurant it self was a bit noisy. Since we were seated near the kitchen, there were plenty of staff walking back and forth so it's a bit uncomfortable. I do admit the food were good but the portions are really small for the price so Lau's Kitchen definitely not the place for you to go to splurge on large appetite but for a quality Chinese food, worth the try. 

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Lau's Family Kitchen
4 Acland St
St Kilda, VIC 3182
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Saturday: 6pm-10pm
Sunday: 12.30pm-3.30pm & 6pm-10pm