Adding to the plethora of dining options at Holland Village is Full Of Luck Club, a casual but trendy Cantonese food bar.
On the second floor, a large fortune cat beckons, while lit decorative birds perch above the space.
Backed by the people from the popular Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, it is conceptualised to appeal to a younger generation of foodies who love Chinese food, but enjoy it in a modern setting. Designed by Farm, Full Of Luck Club is designed with contemporary elements such as concrete screed finishes, marble-topped tables and counters, graphic illustrations, sleek gold-tone trimmings, and colourful furniture and decor. The restaurant features an open kitchen and bar, where Asian craft beer is stocked and cocktails with a Chinese spin are concocted. Its unique design concept also revolves around the theme of luck, of course, and you’ll spot stylised imagery and icons of the usual suspects – fortune cats, auspicious numbers, dragons and pineapples – throughout the interiors. The eatery’s striking facade, with a bold blue doorway, integrates a “Bao Bar” window facing the sheltered walkway. Passers-by can take away a selection of steamed and fried buns, with fillings such as salted egg yolk prawn, braised pork belly and panko-crusted Portobello mushroom (any two for $9.80). Or enjoy them dining in, together with dim sum, Chinese dishes, claypot rice and noodles. Besides traditional desserts, there are East-meets- West offerings such as Hokey-Pokey ice cream fried bao ($6.5) and black sesame panna cotta ($8). Also, every meal ends on a fun note – with a fortune cookie!
Colourful built-in furniture and decor jazz up the restaurant.
The bar on the second floor features the Chinese characters for the saying “drowning one’s sorrows in alcohol”.
Menu highlights include buns with a variety of fillings, such as pankocrusted Portobello mushroom.