Thursday, September 13, 2012

Out of city eats: Sally Roast Meats

Roast meats are a perrenial favourite. Certainly one of mine...nothing like a sio bak, or char siew or roast duck to get the juices going...here is one unusual candidate, tucked in Yio Chu Kang.

One of my cycling buddies, Alex told us about this wonderful duck place...so wonderful, he had to eat there at least once a week to satisfy his cravings. So off we went.

When we arrived about noon, there was already a long queue. It will get longer during the peak lunch time hours of 12-2.

Of course we ordered a selection of everything...

First the unglam...the vegetables

But yum! they were tasty. Nicely done chap chye.

Free soup...kiam chye ark...but wait...is that a whole duck quarter in the free soup?

Indeed there was. Very tasty soup. And we had an entire drumstick and the back meaty part of a duck within. I guess the soup was made from leftover duck from yesterday...typical ingredients for kiam chye ark...one of my late father's favourites after the feasting over Chinese New Year.

Yam rice was nice...with huge chunks of yam embedded

But for the mains...the duck

Beautifully roasted. Glistening. The skin was crisp, but not as super crisp as the best I have had...like those served by Canton-I. But the meat was gorgeous! Very tender, soft, a bit powdery texture as one is likely to get with nicely done duck. Very nice.

But for me the piece de resistance is the roast meat.

The sio bak was absolutely fantastic. It was still warm when we ate it. The requisite sliver of fat hidding behind a super crispy skin, and tender meat within. Very very good. One of the best I have eaten...and at such humble surroundings. The char siew was also very good...KL style, with lots of sticky, sweet sauce, charred by the roasting...and fat, juicy pork.

When I visited, Sally Roast Meats was at Yio Chu Kang Road, by Cactus Road...but from Sept 15 2012, they will move to Northstar, by the junction of Yio Chu Kang Rd and Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.

Sally Roast Meats
Northstar AMK Food Court
7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5

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