Get the viral charcoal claypot clams at Ubi Claypot Lala near Tai Seng MRT
No need for long trips and queues in Johor Bahru, we got claypot lala at home now! Touted to be the first charcoal lala claypot spot in Singapore, Ubi Claypot Lala features the viral sensation right here.
For the uninitiated, the dish features a charcoal-fired claypot, where clams (known as lala in Mandarin) and aromats such as ginger and chilli are quickly fried, before being submerged in a rich broth that brings out the flavours of the shellfish.
Ubi Claypot Lala offers fresh lala daily and throws in free-flow fried garlic, Shao Xing wine, plus unlimited soup refills for a generous dining experience. Similar to a white beehoon, the broth is at once savoury, sweet, and briny, thanks to the generous amount of lala provided.
To be clear, this outlet is not the same as the one in JB, but does offer a similar menu instead.
What they say
@explodingbelly visited Ubi Claypot Lala right after it opened and noticed some hiccups with the service staff being unprepared for the big crowds. However, it’s been a month since then, so things might have improved.
What makes this place different from the JB outlet is their special homemade chilli sauce – tangy and spicy, cutting through the fishiness of the lala soup. On the menu, they’ve got two sizes for their Specialty Broth – $13.80 for small and $22.80 for large, with the option to add an additional 500g of lala for $10.80.
In addition, there’s plenty of choices to customise your lala claypot experience! A quick look at the menu reveals the over 40 items to add into your claypot, ranging from $0.80 to $10.80. There’s a variety of seafood such as squid, prawn, and Hokkaido scallop, as well as meat options like Australian beef slices and shabu pork.
Ubi Claypot Lala: Bringing Affordable JB Culinary Delights to Singapore
Located right beside the ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, Ubi Claypot Lala is situated in the Ubi industrial area. While the nearest MRT station is Tai Seng, the location is not that accessible as you still need to take a bus and an 8 minute walk to get there.
As a cash-only eatery that does not accept reservations, peak hours may mean long lines. To skip the wait, consider planning your visit during non-peak hours. Enjoy the affordable culinary journey at Ubi Claypot Lala!
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Address: 179 Ubi Avenue 4, #01-05, Singapore 408793
Opening hours: Tues – Sun 12 to 10pm