Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint in Singapore

2 Combination Roast Meat Rice

I had never heard of this place back when it was still a little mom and pop shop. But it got some attention when a local conglomerate bought it for S$4 million (US$2.8 million) in order to build up a chain across the island. With a price tag like that, I got my hopes up that its char siew might be something as heavenly as the one from Meng Kee in KL. Unfortunately, it wasn't anything as candied and fatty as that. It wasn't anything memorable, to be honest, nor was the duck or roast pork. I don't think I'll be going back.

2 comments:

Mojo_HK said...

http://www.char-restaurants.com/

Both the char siew and the crispy pork belly are outstanding. The char siew interpretation is neither truly Asian nor Western barbeque. Their sauce is unique but the whole thing melts in the mouth. As does the crispy pork served with an amazing mustard with some zing.

The rest of the food is very good too.

And they have curated some very nice beers.

Arvin Tunas said...

The quality drop ever since they were bought over and opened up few branches. Their stall at Upper Paya Lebar used to be that good, quite sad with the drop in quality. It is still good but like you wrote, but then nothing to write home about.