Street Food - Roast Meats
Also Known As:
Roast Meats, Barbequed Meats,
Char Siew, Red Roast Pork Loin, Char Siu, Chasu, Cha Siu, Cha Shao, Barbequed Pork,
Sio Bak, Roast Pork Belly, Roast Belly Pork, Siew Yuk, Siu Yuk, Siew Yoke, Siew Bak
Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $2.50 - $8
In Singapore, Roast Meats refers to a stall selling Cantonese style roasted meat. A Roast Meats stall will typically have 2 types of roast pork, namely Char Siew / Red Roast Pork and Sio Bak / Roast Pork Belly, as well as roast duck, taiwanese pork sausages (Xiang Chang), chinese pork sausages (Lup Cheong) and braised hard boiled eggs.
Char Siew / Red Roast Pork Loin typically uses either cuts of pork loin, pork shoulder, pork collar, pork belly or pork butt. These are cut into strips, and marinated with honey syrup, garlic, chinese 5-spice powder, sugar, shaoxing wine / chinese rice wine / sherry, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, red fermented tofu and seafood hoisin sauce.
Some hawkers also include oyster sauce, pepper, soy bean paste, sesame oil or red food colouring. The Char Siew / Red Roast Pork Loin is then skewered and long 'forks', and roasted in an oven / over charcoals.
This gives Char Siew / Red Roast Pork Loin a deep red / brown colour, with a nice char from caramelisation. The meat should be firm, with a bit of juice, and a slightly sweet taste.
Sio Bak / Roast Pork Belly uses pork belly cuts, which is then dry rubbed with chinese 5-spice powder, salt and pepper. The meat is then roasted, and white vinegar is brushed onto the skin.
This gives Sio Bak / Roast Pork Belly a salty, savoury taste, and crispy skin. The meat should be firm, with a bit of juice.
A Roast Meats stall will serve Char Siew / Red Roast Pork and Sio Bak / Roast Pork Belly with plain white rice, sliced cucumbers, shrimp paste (Belacan) and a spicy chili sauce.
Roast Meats is one of those foods I wish I could eat everyday... Especially those done well!
These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Roast Meats in Singapore.
@ ABC Brickworks 6 Jalan Bukit Merah 01-120
Opening Hours: 11am - 7pm Closed Thu
Alex's Eating House
@ 87 Beach Road #01-01
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm Daily
Hua Fong Kee
@ 116 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 #01-140
Opening Hours: 8am - 8pm Closed Thu