Kong Guan Lotus Leaf Rice review: Cheap and tasty

Kong Guang Lor Mai Kai

You've probably seen the Kong Guan Lotus Leaf Rice at most supermarkets. The Lor Mai Kai package is tasty, and also features a chestnut for sweetness. At S$1.50, it's a cheap afternoon snack or a light breakfast.

Quick bites

  • Key ingredients include glutinous rice, chicken, chestnut, and mushrooms
  • Steam for 15 minutes
  • No storage instructions provided, we recommend chilling and eating within a week

Package: Wrapped in foil, the 135g Lotus Leaf Rice is made in Singapore. The main ingredients include glutinous rice, boneless chicken, a chestnut, and mushrooms. Seasoning includes sesame oil, sugar, monosodium glutamate (MSG), soya sauce, and salt.

Cooking: If not eaten straight away, you should keep this chilled in the fridge. I couldn't find any cooking instructions listed on the packaging, but I found that steaming 15 minutes gets the rice moist and the juicy chicken warm. The foil packaging is sturdy and makes it easy to scoop out the contents, but can be too hot to hold. You'll want to flip it out onto a plate first to eat.

Taste: Kong Guan's known for its range of paus, so you'd expect the Lotus Leaf Rice to be good and it is. The glutinous rice is sticky and flavorful, while the boneless chicken is juicy. The chestnut is a nice addition, adding a sweetness to the dish. You can eat it plain, or with some sambal or chilli sauce to boost its already delicious flavor. As always, taste is subjective, but you can't go wrong with this.

Kong Guang Lor Mai Kai
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not
Kong Guang Lor Mai Kai
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

The Kong Guan Lotus Leaf Rice is available at most supermarkets (and maybe at some kopitiams already steamed). You can buy it online at Redmart for S$1.50. There's also a non-chestnut version for S$1.10.

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A delicious snack.

Available at Redmart

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