Roasted Delights

Roasted Delights

Featuring Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Mitzo, Char (Jalan Besar), Kam's Roast (Pacific Plaza), Foong Kee Coffee Shop, Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint (Upper Paya Lebar), Hawker Chan (Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre), Original Chew Kee Eating House, Soup Restaurant (NEX)
Sheryl Lyx
Sheryl Lyx

I remember leaving Foong Kee disappointed the last round cause the protein portions were so measly for the duck noodles. This time we got smarter and got duck and char siew for two, dumpling soup for two and two plates of noodles. Total cost came up to be $20 and we were seriously struggling to finish.

Consistency seem to be a slight issue here at Foong Kee cause this time round the char siew was on point, and the one we had the last time really lacked luster. Nevertheless, the portion this time round was lightly crusted (black crust!!!) and slightly fatty, which melts in the mouth. Sooo goood!!!!

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Came over cause Julius had this mad craving for Tong Ah Coffee (just down the road), so where better to eat in the area than at Foong Kee?

The portion of the proteins have shrank significantly, but the same great taste remains. Of the char siew and roast pork, we preferred the latter for its crackling skin and melt in the mouth meat. The char siew was decent, but I would have loved for it to be more fatty.

Oh, and that soup there is such great value! $3 a bowl, with tons of wanton we had to force each other to finish up the last pieces.

Total bill came up to be $11.50.

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Armed with a clipping from The Sunday Times, we scored ourselves a one-for-one tea time special at Kam's Roast.

This Set B (worth $18) came with a plate of noodles, a strand of vegetables, 5 slices of different types of meat, one cucumber side dish and one bowl of red bean soup. It's rather worth it with the coupon cut out, but I wouldn't recommend having the Set B at its usual price, due to the small portion size.

Of the 5 types of meat, the duck was the most disappointing and the crackling pork was the best piece of meat for me. Imagine a crackle as you bite into the pork, accompanied by a flood of fatty juices.... The char siew was also quite decent - honeyed yet meaty, which was yummy as well.

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Glad to say this 1 Michelin star Soya Sauce Chicken's quality is as good as I remembered (even before it won the award)!! At $2.50/plate, its screams 'value for money'. QQ noodles, super tender chicken. Must order more!!!

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For the average time-starved Singaporeans, no need to queue for the Michellin Star Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken. Chew Kee is a much more efficient alternative. The dishes came quickly after we ordered and they were HUGE. The $4 plate of soya sauce chicken noodles came with sizable portion of protein and QQ egg noodles drenched in a perfectly umami black sauce. Best paired with green chilli. The dumpling soup is also a must order. The $3 portion comes with 6 dumplings. Each one is fat and crunchy (thanks to the water chestnuts in it). #BurppleCheapNGood

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Everything tastes better with truffles? This duck sure does. Aside from the perfect marriage of earthy and meaty flavours, the duck meat itself is firm but not overly tough, giving a good bite to a solid meat. The best part, the skin was glistening and crispy, and remained so even asked continuously dipping it into the oh-so-subtle-yet-formidable truffle sauce. BEST CHINESE DISH USING BLACK TRUFFLE EVER!!!!!!!

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THE BEST char siew I have ever eaten, EVER!!!!! Yes, this beats the one at Char hands down. The meat was cooked till tender, then caramalized at its edges. Think crackling pork that is as meaty as it is sweet. The marriage of meat flavour and sugar is a match make in heaven!

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A small shop within The Arcade selling authentic Hainanese Chicken Rice ($4.50), that almost reminded me of that at Yet Con. The rice was oily and grainy, which gives a good bite. And the silky smooth meat was drenched in a savory sauce (still can't figure out what that is). Coming from a person who doesn't like chicken rice, I actually thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Long, but incredibly fast queue. It's not difficult to see why this stall attracts throngs of people. The noodles here are so Q (al dente) and thrown in a perfectly mixed black sauce. Also, while there was too much char in the char siew, the pork belly was perfectly crackling. At $4/plate, I'd definitely come back again.

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But where's the noodles??? Haha!!! Love generous hawkers who crazily spams the protein and vegetables so that people can have a hearty eat. The chicken is pretty great, but the noodles were a little soggy for me. Gonna stick to my chicken macaroni next time!

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Have you ever had a chicken so tender, you'd almost say it melts in your mouth? I think I found it today! Authentic Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken that is boiled just right, your teeth easily sinks through the chicken meat, you don't even feel the dry grainy texture you get on most chicken from other stalls. While the chicken is truly the star, the QQ noodles tossed in just the perfect concoction of sauces serves as a worthy sidekick as well. All these just for $3! It's no wonder there is a never-ending snaking queue that follows the store.

Pro tip: Pack home a whole chicken for just $14 after your 45 minute queue for lunch. You'll thank yourself tonight.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken is located on level 2 of Chinatown Complex, unit 126. Nearest train station being Chinatown MRT.

We all love slurping on QQ noodles, biting into smoky tender roasted duck and hissing on the slightly spicy belachan chilli paste.

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