Soy Sauce Chicken $32 each (2.5kg chicken) Think about it. If you told someone who hasn’t tasted chicken rice before that you’re going to bring him to eat a dish of boiled chicken, he’d probably tell you that he has to go see a man about a dog. I think in general, most people would […]
Sio Bak (Roast Pork Belly) Sio Bak, so simple, so primal, so shiok. Sio Bak really celebrates the pure flavour of pork since it is simply pork that has been salted and roasted. The beauty of Sio Bak is that with one bite, you can taste the nutty flavours of the meat combined with the […]
Fu Shi Traditional Roasted: There is a future for Hawker Food yet!
Char Siew $30 per kg We are always lamenting the dismal state of our hawker food as more and more stalls have come to serve generic hawker fare at clinical food courts that only provide sustenance without soul. But once in a while, I see a glimmer of hope. For as long as there are […]
Jiu Jiang Shao La: You have to ask for the Pig’s armpit!
If you are dining at Ghim Moh Food Centre and are hankering for a plate of roast meat, then the stall with the longest queue is invariably Jiu Jiang Shao La. This stall had many fans recommending them, so we had very high expectations. Our first plate of Sio Bak, Roast Duck and Char Siew […]
Hwa Kee BBQ Pork Noodles: Wanton Mee with CharSiew Sauce
When I was a kid, mom used to buy Charsiew home from the market. The Charsiew always comes with a little bag of sweet Charsiew sauce which is great to use for our fried rice. I think the last time I ate it must have been 20 years ago. Hey, as kids we just love […]
Lee Kheong Roasted Delicacy; Char Siew to Rival KL
Now that is what I call 5 flower pork! (Wu Hwa Rou)Fatty Cheong’s Charsiew has remained almost unchallenged since I blogged about him in the early days of the blog. We did come across one Char Siew that was even more “Tok Kong” (superlative) but that was Ming Kee which is in Kuala Lumpur. Now […]
New Rong Ge Liang Hong Kong Roast: Cheap and Good, The Singapore Dream
Roast Duck $15 for half I think it is unfortunate that a lot of eateries fail to appreciate how much Singaporeans value the value of value. Kia Su (Afraid to lose out) is one of the key cultural pillars of our society and a major aspect of being Kia Su is the compulsion to make […]
Foong Kee: Some say the Char Siew here is the best
It’s been a while since my last post on Foong Kee. The last time I was here to review the wanton mee which is number 1 with quite a number of people, including the writer for Sunday Plus. However, I gave it only a 4.25/5 because I felt that apart from the Char Siew, the […]
With Cactuskit and Holybro Alex Eating House has been on my To-Do list since I started the blog but somehow I never really got round to blogging them until recently. My guess is that if you ask any foodie where is the best Char Siew in Singapore, quite a few of them will mention this […]
OK, the current score is Singapore 2, Penang 1. We are going to compare three more dishes in this post. The first one is the Char Siew and Sio Bak. When it comes to Char Siew, there is one undisputed champion of Char Siew and Sio Bak in Penang and that is the one at […]
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 […]
Fatty Cheong’s Char Siew: To get good Charsiew, you need to know a little pig anatomy!
With Wahcow, Taukwa and Liverpool“Bu Jian Tian” Charsiew Our Kakis have been raving about Meng Kee Charsiew which Wahcow brought back from KL and were lamenting why we can’t get Charsiew which is as good here. The main characteristic of Meng Kee’s Charsiew is that it is really fatty and they managed to roast it […]