Let me give you the bottomline right here at the top. If you love Sio Bak, you must head down to this particular stall to try their Sio Bak and then write to me if you know of any hawker stall that can make a Sio Bak better than this stall.
Fatty Cheong ABC Char Siew Rice: The Next Generation!
This stall is closed Fatty Cheong’s has been one of my favourite places to eat at since I first discovered his sublime char siew back in Nov 2006 when the blog was only in its infancy! Since then, his char siew has been the gold standard for which my kids compare all the other char […]
There is one memory of Cantonese Roast that has been ingrained in my mind and that was of Jia Le Roasted Meats when they were still at Suntec City Republic Food Court. It wasn’t just the glistening reds and stunning bits of char on the charsiew that mesmerized me but the variety of roasted critters […]
It's one thing to know how to cook and another thing to be committed to the art of cooking. Some people might know all the steps needed to make a dish properly but would take short cuts for the sake of practicality. I am one of them.
Toh Kee Roast Duck: The real secret behind the famous ducks!
I have always wondered why the ducks in Toh Kee look different from other stalls. They always appear darker and more charred. I assumed all along that it was due to the marinade they used and a longer roasting time. I recently revisited them again and was surprised to find out that the real reason […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beijing Roast Duck $88 Don’t you feel sometimes that life is more than just a series of random events happening just by pure coincidence? Well, at least for me, I have always felt that there is an invisible hand guiding me onto the next subject to write about. Recently I have been doing my own […]
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 […]
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 […]