With a menu based in traditional Chinese food, this restaurant keeps up with the modern scene by catering to all types in the Singapore tradition. Here, families can enjoy scrumptious lunches and the elegant setting is perfect for corporate dinners.
The History of Moi Lum Restaurant
Founded in the 1920s by Mr. Khong Yu Lim, this restaurant quickly became famous for selling crispy fried chicken and golden coin beancurd which are still on the menu today. The restaurant was an immediate hit and the owner quickly expanded in the 1930s by providing catering services to businesses and the elite in the area.
By the 1960s, the restaurant participated in the first Singapore Food Festival. But the restaurant was closed from 1972 to 1993 because of a government takeover of that section of Singapore. Upon re-opening at a coffee shop on Henderson Road, the restaurant returned to its roots and once again began growing.
In 2004, the restaurant returned to Tanjong Pagar just a few paces from its original setting. However, by 2010, the restaurant moved once again to 38 Maxwell Road, Airview Bld, #01-01 and now seats 160 people. The dedication of the staff and loyalty of the customers has allowed this restaurant to rise in prominence again to become one the best in Singapore.
Many traditional lunches and dinners are served in the remarkable atmosphere of this restaurant. Featuring a wealth of choices that are cooked to perfection, the menu features a number of treats that are tasty and delicious.
From the Majestic Roast Chicken to the Pineapple Fried Rice and Shark’s Fin Crab Meat Soup, the selections are well crafted and perfect for families and business gatherings. The emphasis at the restaurant is on providing excellent quality for both eating in and carrying out. This means that for those on the go, the carryout service is a welcome addition.
You can enjoy Traditional Wolf Herring, Smoked Duck with Foie Gras, Wasabi Prawn and Lemon Butter Prawn along with many more dishes. The atmosphere of this restaurant is certainly a great part of the appeal thanks to the new, more open facility where they have moved. A clean, simple setting that puts the emphasis on food and delivery has helped bolster their reputation and had more residents and tourists discover this gem of a restaurant. For those that have had the pleasure of eating here, the quick service and excellent atmosphere are surpassed only by the food.
Few restaurants have generated the history, flavor and appeal of the Moi Lum which makes it one of the shining stars in Singapore. For those who appreciate fine dining, excellent service and a robust atmosphere this is the place to be for great Chinese food in Singapore.