Uncle Sam's Claypots used to have one of the best claypots around, back in the 90s. Sadly, the standard has dropped quite a fair bit. The ingredients have shrunk, the prices have risen and the claypots are not as yummy as they used to be. I used to love the tom yum noodle soup, but I don't eat it anymore. Also, I always come of the air-conditioned restaurant smelling like the food I just ingested. And, my hair will end up smelling like that the rest of the day.
The only dish I feel worth eating here is the Claypot Chicken ($6), the rice has a nice charred smoky flavour, the chicken is succulent and well-marinated, and the preserved Chinese sausages (lup cheong) add flavour.
A colleague wanted something lighter for lunch, so he got the Claypot Ipoh Kway Teow ($6), which was a little disappointing. The kway teow wasn't very smooth and the soup was a little MSG-ish. He didn't finish this.
The good thing is that they have a 15% discount if you pay by Citibank credit cards. That would eliminate the service charge and some of the GST portion of the total bill.
Uncle Sam's Claypots
63 Robinson Road
#01-01 AfroAsia Building
Tel: 6221 3098
Open Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 3pm