Om nom nom…when Ong Lai first opened its doors, we were lured by the smell of delicious roasted pork and the promise of good fortune. ‘Ong’ simply means ‘good fortune’ or ‘wealth’ while ‘Lai’ means ‘to come’.
‘Ong Lai’ also means ‘Pineapple’, which explains the bright yellow tone and mood that echoes throughout the restaurant. We love the cheeky posters hanging on the walls which makes us feel oh-so-warm and welcome.
Oh yes…finally! We no longer have to travel all the way to Malacca for Pork Satay. These sinful skewers are drenched in honey and chargrilled to perfection, served with spicy peanut and ginger sauce.
The pork love affair continues with Ong Lai’s signature ‘Three Roasties‘: Honey Roasted Char Siew, Honey Roasted Pork Belly or ‘Siew Yuk’ and Roasted Duck.
Our favourite? The melt-in-your-mouth char siew which lingers on your tastebuds (and mind) for a good couple of hours.
Dum dum dum…dumplings! Don’t be fooled – these are no ordinary dumplings.
Infused in a sour, spicy Szechuan sauce, these tender pork dumplings are massive, appetising and satisfying. We challenge you to eat them in one bite!
If you need a bit more spice in your life, take a whiff of these Dry Pork Curry noodles and be entranced. Fragrant and explosive, the pork goes perfectly with all types of noodles: egg noodles, mee hoon or even kuay teow!
To complement your meal, take a sip of these creative beverages, such as the Yam Milk Tea, Cham On The Rock and Mango Lychee Julep.
The local fare doesn’t end here – bring your Ong Lai experience home with special Homemade Kaya, White Coffee, Ceylon Milk Tea and more, all available for purchase!
Ong Lai believes that ‘Ong comes to those who eat!’ Want to dig into some ong-some goodness?