Sio Bak

$4.00 · 52 Reviews

A lovely bowl! Priced at SGD 4.50, it came with nice amount of char siew
wantans were decent, the noodles were flavor and texture wise great, although I’s still prefer them to be less oily.
They are more known for their sio baks, but they char siew was delicious!
It wasn’t the fibrous meaty type but more to the hard type typical of char siews, but not hard to chew at all thanks to the nice fat-meat ratio that was enough to make it conveniently chewable without adding too much unpleasant fattiness

Plenty of good reviews.

But felt it was too too oily for me.

But the sio bak skin is definitely crispy and out of this world.

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The char siew and sio bak were mindblowingly good. I am not even a fan of sio bak but this has won me over. The crispy skin and melt-in-your-mouth fat is a perfect combination!

The amazingly crispy skin of the sio bak releases a thundering crackle as it crumbles in your mouth almost like cookies, while the rest of the decadently fatty meat sensually caresses the tongue. Pretty expensive though ($5.50).

The price was reasonable for the chunky sio bak! But could have been a little bit more. Char siew is charred and melts in the mouth

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Location : @88hongkongroastmeatspecialist.
153 Tyrwhitt Road, Qinan Building.
Singapore, 207566
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Being greedy and ordered 3 pax worth of char siew and sio bak ($26) for 2 people because we needed to queue for approx 20mins. You will love it if you like fatty meat. The siobak was so cripsy that it was a little shocking (honestly) and "wow" just escaped my mouth. It wasn't flavoured enough though, and thought there should be more of the 五香/five spices marinated in the meat. The char siew was charred so you get that chaotar taste in your mouth and the sauce was too sweet for my liking. Had to gulp down lots of water. Didnt plan to finish my rice but ended up finishing it too because i had to eat it with my rice. I like the fatty meat part but didnt like the flavour for both. And best advice: just order for 2 pax when you have 2 people because you will get jelat from all the fats and you will have trouble finishing it.

Unfortunately their popular Sio Bak wasn't available, and I had to settle for their roast duck, which was decent but not really noteworthy IMO.
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Contrastingly, their Char Siew was pretty impressive. Admittedly, I felt it was slightly lacking in the smoky caramelisation I so love, but made up for it in other areas. It was super tender and carried gratuitous amounts of melt-in the-mouth fat, and the sauce was delightfully flavourful but not too jelak. Hopefully, their Sio Bak will be available on my next visit.

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Whenever We're around Jalan Besar Area, Is either we're too full or we've other plans in mind! Hence, Didn't really have a chance to give 88 HK Roast Specialists A Shot!.

Well, Since we're around the Area With No Plans today. We've decided to give them a call to double check on their Roast Availability cause it's running kinda late and their items might be already Sold Out!.

Unfortunately, We've only Roast Duck and Char Siew as our options. Duck was lusciously presented upon and was drenched in their glorious sweet sauce! I have to say their Meat was really well done in texture W a great bite to it, However their Sauce was a little to sweet to my liking!.

I guess i would definitely patronise then again! Next time, I would definitely be early for their Sio Bak!🍴🤤

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Listed under the Burpple Hot 100 2019, @88hongkongroastmeatspecialist is a humble hawker stall that gained much popularity for its flavourful char siew and fatty sio bak with crispy skin. It isn’t hard to see why there’s always a perpetual queue here.

Comment down below where you belong to, Team Sio Bak or Team Char Siew?

P.S. I’m in Team Sio Bak 🙃.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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