Char Siew is not easy to define. When you see it, you know it. But if I were to try to describe it in terms of its attributes, it would not be so easy. It’s most basic description might be that of sweet strips of pork that is sliced crosswise and served. That is just […]
Mei Mei Roast Meats: This little Sister Roasts a Mean Duck!
There are not many Roast Meat joints which are headed by a lady boss. The one that most people know about is Kay Lee who became even more famous when news broke out last year that she is going to retire and letting go of her business for a cool $3.5 million. As far as […]
Tao Xiang Kitchen: Hong Kong Style Roast in the Coffeeshop
So which is better? Hong Kong Style Char Siew or Singapore Style Char Siew? What’s the difference? I hear you ask. Well, compare a chunk of Char Siew from Fatty Cheong with one from Crystal Jade and you will understand what the difference is. Our local Char Siew tends to be much sweeter than the […]
Foong Kee has been battling an identity crisis ever since they were featured on Straits Times as the best Wonton Mee in town. I admit that even I made the same mistake when I wrote about them as part of my quest to find the best Wonton Mee back in 2007. When I went back […]
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!
This stall has relocated 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 hawker […]
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 […]