Monday, March 14, 2011

Lawry's The Prime Rib

It had been six long years since we had been to Lawry's, as we had been happily satiating our steak cravings at Morton's. But then a one-for-one dining offer appeared in our mailbox, the perfect excuse to revisit Lawry's, which had since moved from Paragon to Mandarin Gallery.
First up was the somewhat showy spinning bowl salad (romaine and iceberg lettuce, watercress, shredded beets, chopped eggs and croutons, tossed with Lawry's vintage dressing). Apparently there's a standard flourish that the waitresses need to perfect when pouring the dressing into the bowl which I didn't manage to photograph (although our smiling waitress obligingly struck a pose with the tossed salad).

Lawrys Spinning Bowl Salad 2

Lawrys Spinning Bowl Salad

The famous Silver Cart was wheeled to our table and our choice of "California Cut" Prime Rib (SGD62.90) carved tableside - I thought that this was a nice touch that brought a real old world feel to the entire lunch. According to Lawry's website, they serve USDA Prime Rib, aged up to 21 days and slow roasted on beds of rock salt.

Lawrys Roast

Lawrys Roast 2

Whatever it was, my medium-rare prime rib roast was fatty, juicy, flavourful and in a nutshell darn good, especially with the flavoured paprika salt and horseradish dip. The Yorkshire Pudding went down a treat too and E had nothing but praises for the mashed potato. Between Morton's and Lawry's, I would say that Morton's wins by a whisker but it actually depends on whether you like your meat roasted or grilled.

Lawry's The Prime Rib Singapore
333A Orchard Road #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery

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