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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to make Sio Bak (Chinese Style Crispy Roast Pork Belly)
Sio Bak is actually quite a simple thing to do at home as compared to say, Laksa where you have to prepare a whole list of ingredients. All you need for a Sio Bak with a crispy rind and juicy, tender meat is a few simple ingredients and patience. The following video will show you […]
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 […]
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 […]
Crystal Jade Dining In: Best Dim Sum since my Hong Kong Trip
Crispy Roasted Pork Belly $9 What is your favourite part of the pig? Well, mine are pork cheeks for braising, pork chops for Tonkatsu, pork ribs for Bak Kut Teh and Pork Belly for anything. Well, not really anything. Pork belly is good for Kong Bak, Char Siew, Bacon, and of course Sio Bak. Amongst […]