People say that chicken soup is for the soul but we much rather have a plate of perfectly roasted meats any day. The crispy crackling skin, juicy meat and flavourful marinade get to us all the time.
Oh yes, nothing beats devouring a roast pork, roast duck or char siew—you can have them during celebrations and even as comfort food. In fact, it is such an iconic Chinese delicacy that many chefs have spent years trying to perfect their recipes.
Well, the good news is that you don’t have to break the bank just to have a taste of roast meat in Singapore. Here are 8 No-Frills Roast Meat Places In Singapore For The Carnivores.
88 HONG KONG ROAST MEAT SPECIALIST
Fun fact: chef-owner Martin Ong came up with his own roasting technique which took years of trial and error before he was satisfied with the outcome.
Try their signature crispy pork belly, which has been touted by many as one of the best in the city for its crackling skin and tender meat. If you still have some space, go for the roast duck and char siew as well.
153 Tyrwhitt Road
Tel: +65 8225 2495
Daily: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Lavender
Should you find yourself at ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, there is really no reason why you should skip Fatty Cheong which serves fork-tender roasted and barbecued pork that comes with a nice charred taste.
Our Wanton Mee came with rich and fatty char siew that is balanced out with springy wanton noodles. Extremely satisfying!
6 Jalan Bukit Merah
#01-120 ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre
Tel: +65 9882 4849
(Closed on Thursdays)
Mon to Sun: 11am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown
FEI FEI ROASTED NOODLE
Fei Fei Roasted Noodle is where residents of the west go to whenever they crave for good roast meats. Located at Yuhua Village, this humble stall has been around for more than 40 years and it is run by a family.
Much has been said about their succulent char siew which they roast from early morning with charcoal to get that charred coating on the topmost layer of the meat. We have been told that the char siew sells out fast so do get there early if you want to have a taste!
Yuhua Village Food Centre
254 Jurong East Street 24
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Mon, Wed to Sun: 9am – 1pm
Nearest Station: Chinese Garden
Over at Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles located within 7 Stars Coffeeshop in Bukit Batok, what you are in for is sheer roasted meat perfection.
At only S$3 for a decent portion of anything from their hearty char siew rice to their wanton noodles, not only will you have yourself a pretty affordable meal, but one that will have you yearning for more.
Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33
Nearest Station: Bukit Gombak
Among the slew of hawker stalls at Ghim Moh Food Centre, is the popular Jiu Jiang Shao La. Long queues are to be expected during lunch hours, and especially over the weekends.
There are two factors that make loyal patrons return: affordability and taste. For only S$3, you get a combination of roast duck and char siew on hot rice. Customers get to pour their preferred amount of sweet sauce on their rice as well.
20 Ghim Moh Road #01-17
Thu to Tue: 10am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista
KAY LEE ROAST MEAT
Perhaps one of the most well-known F&B brands in Singapore, Kay Lee had humble beginnings at a coffee shop before it grew to become one of the top roast meat chains we know today.
Prices are not the most affordable and much has been said about the dropping standards of their roast meats but many still visit them for classic roast meats and roast meat rice since many of their outlets are located at convenient locations.
60 Paya Lebar Road #B1-10
Tel: +65 6655 0302
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
Photo Credit: Ong GeralDine
KIM HENG ROASTED MEAT
One that is consistently good and highly raved about by the locals is Kim Heng Roasted Meat. Located just opposite Serangoon Swimming Complex, this is where you can find a delicious range of roast meats in the likes of roast pork, char siew, roast duck and roast chicken.
We would also recommend you to complete your meal with homemade Chinese soups!
214 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-88
Tel: +65 6283 3695
Daily: 9am – 7.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon
TIEN LAI RICE STALL
For good Hong Kong-style roast meat delights, Tien Lai Rice Stall is a top choice for those who live in the west. Taking up a stall at Taman Jurong Food Centre, the humble stall offers char siew, roasted duck and roasted pork.
Popular items on their menu are the fragrant roast duck and char siew which sports a good amount of char that elevates the taste of the meat. Have it all with the deeply-flavoured braised sauce which makes all the difference!
3 Yung Sheng Road
#02-66, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre
Tel: +65 9671 9441
(Closed on Saturdays)
Mon to Fri & Sun: 9.30am – 1pm
Nearest Station: Lakeside