Hua Fong Kee Roasted Duck: Only in Toa Payoh!



Some people like Bill Gates want to rule the world. Others like Phua Chu Kang only want to rule Singapore and perhaps JB and Batam. But for Mr Johnny Teo, all he wants is to rule Toa Payoh.

With three stalls strategically placed around Toa Payoh, no Toa Payohrees need to worry about not getting a nice Char Siew and Roast Duck fix. And according to Mr Teo, he really does not want to move out of the boundaries of the Big Swamp. (Toa Payoh means Big Swamp in the Minnan Dialect)

When I blogged about Fong Kee back in 2007, I wasn't overly impressed with the Char Siew but this time round, I was quite pleasantly surprised with their Char Siew at their latest stall in Lor 5. Unlike the last time, the Char Siew this time round was juicy and tender and well caramelized. So I have revised their Char Siew rating to 4.25/5.



Unfortunately, the Sio Bak is still much the same as the last time. The flesh was dry and the skin was gummy. 3.75/5



Just in case you wanted to have laksa with your Roast Duck, (which I initially thought was a little wierd until I remembered that the Thais have their Roast Duck in Red Curry), Fong Kee has also ventured into this market. Their laksa was competent, but nothing really to shout about. Still it is good if you wanted to try the Roast Duck with Laksa combination. 3.5/5



Conclusion

Good place for Char Siew and Roast Duck. I just wonder if they will really just remain within the boundaries of Toa Payoh or if they would eventually spread to Bishan?

Hua Fong Kee Roasted Duck
Blk 116, Toa Payoh Lor 2
#01-62
96658595
Open 8am to 8pm

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

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wahcow said...

whoa...thats a comprehensive list ! i thought sik wai sin should be ranked higher ...or is it just classified according to cuisines ?

man ....i missed sik wai sin.....

liverpool1965 said...

nest week wahcow?:)

Anonymous said...

They did branch out of TP. In fact they open an outlet at Blk 316B AMK Ave 1 two years ago. It ceases operation last year and moved back to TP as business wasn't as good as he expected.

Steven

Anonymous said...

Hey are they closed during the weekends? I went there sometime last weekend but they were closed :( The charsiew looks soooo yummy in this blog!

Anonymous said...

Lawry standard has dropped drastically over the years. Not worth the penny

Vincent said...

Hi there, my family does Roasted food too. We are specialise in Hong Kong Roasted food. Our specialty is the Roasted Duck Drum stick. Ask for the sauce! I reckon that! It would be nice if you can come down and try out. We do have "sio bak and char siew) Tender meat and crispy skin. Tips* If you're ordering char siew, ask for half fat half lean meat, this is the best part for char siew. We do have tonic soup too. Give us a visit at Sim Min Rd BLK 22, facing the blk, at the rightmost coffeeshop, Hong Kong Specialty. Hope to see you there. Cheers. =D

ieat said...

Thanks for letting us know Vincent. I am sure some of our kakis around the area will check it out.

Vincent said...

ok sure. hope to see u guys there. =)

Anonymous said...

Hua Fong Kee Roast Duck is no longer at TPY Lor5

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