Office workers get the short end of the stick: either the office is too far from the best spots or the measly lunch hour isn’t sufficient to enjoy a proper meal at a decent place. A. Wang Asian Kitchen, however, has something to say about that. The pan-Southeast Asian kitchen is serving up hearty fare to meet both the time constraints and quality demands of the suit-and-tie set.
In spite of the efforts to make the dining space more open and green, the fact that you’re eating in a windowless basement is inescapable. While the space feels confined, the menu is anything but – covering staple dishes from the southern tropics.
Service is on point; a freshly brewed Vietnamese coffee (22RMB) arrives moments before an order of unmemorable prawn summer rolls (28RMB). A watercress salad with roast beef (58RMB) is passable, though the beef is dry and served in a paltry quantity; the runny yolk of an extra egg (8RMB) goes a long way.
But forget about everything else: the Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice (48RMB) is the real reason to go. A breast of boiled chicken is perfectly succulent from its spiceladen soak. The rice is even better, having taken on all of the savoury richness of the chicken. A bowl of chicken soup might be a bit much, while a bite of fresh cucumber and tomato add a freshness to an already respectable lunch. With delivery available within 1km of the FFC, A. Wang is surely a welcome addition to the working lunch rotation.