Young hawkers Randall and Kai spent four months in Malaysia learning how to prepare KL-style roasted meat, before setting up shop at Old Airport Road Food Centre (Kai's uncle owns Famous Seremban Favourites, a widely acclaimed roast meat shop). Starting their day as early as 5am, so the first batch of meats can be ready by 11am, these hawkerpreneurs are extremely dedicated to their craft, and that shows in the quality of the meat. The Char Siew (200g, $8.50) here is a Burpple community favourite. Tastemaker Justin Teo describes it to have a beautifully charred exterior, with the flavours reminding him of bak kwa. On the other hand, Tastemaker Peter Wong likes the sweet char siew sauce, and that the loin meat is nicely trimmed. While the char siew can sometimes be on the leaner side, it still has a pleasant layer of fat that melts in your mouth. Yum!
Avg Price: $5 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Peter Wong