‘Potluck’ is a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish. We went to IMM (International Merchandise Mart) Mall in Jurong East to see this new factory outlets mall then we wanted to find a restaurant to have lunch. In the spirit of trying a different dining concept, we chose to have our lunch in “Pot Luck” restaurant.
Don’t worry…you don’t have to contribute any dish when you come to this restaurant. It’s just their name. They offer you unlimited rice and drinks and expect you to share the meals with your group. The concept of potluck can be understood that the guests in a table are expected to share their meal with one another.
As I came with my husband and our two children, we had to pay for 4 rice and 4 drinks. Then each of us can take the rice and drinks as much as we want. As for the drinks, they offer hot drinks: black coffee, cappuccino, latte, mocha, teh tarik, white coffee and cold drinks: Pepsi, Pepsi light, Mirinda orange, root beer, Mountain Dew and ice lemon tea. Excellent choice, isn’t it? This arrangement is very suitable for my son, Maxi who likes to eat rice and drink a lot.
Now about the food….. Their specialty is claypot meals. Cooking meal in a claypot will help enhance the flavour and keep the food warm for longer time. They have fish, chicken, beef, seafood, vegetable, tofu and egg menu. Moreover, they also have some popular side dishes such as fried chicken wings (Maxi’s favourite), sotong balls, fish ball, chicken popcorn (Devani’s favourite) and so on. In my opinion, the side dishes are very suitable for kids and teens who may not like the claypot meals.
As you can see in more details from the photos, the prices are very affordable. The portion is quite big because they expect you to share the meals with your family/friends.
The prices for the free flow drinks are SGD 2.8 (for adults) and SGD 1.8 (for kids between 4 to 12 years old). Rice for adults is SGS 1.5 while for kids is SGD 1. Kids under 3 years old can drinks and eat rice for free. As the prices are very reasonable, they expect each customer to pay for one rice and one drink. Sharing rice and drink is not allowed. I think this policy is very understandable considering the prices they offer.
What we ordered? Claypot Ee Mee for me; Claypot Tom Yum for my husband; Chicken Wings for Maxi; Chicken Popcorn for Devani.
The restaurant is not big and quite crowded at lunchtime. As the name suggested, guests come in group as they want to share the meals.
Overall, we are happy with this restaurant…the food, the service and the price!