Wah writing on this is not gonna help my dieting plans but I had it weeks back and this is a sure winner with most of my foodie friends and readers here. Was invited to check out Don Lechon, located at the back of Grandlink Square which is not easy to spot unless you walk inwards, and I was quite impressed with the food and passion in it!
Lechon, which means ‘Roasted Suckling Pig’ in Spanish is of Spanish origins. As Phillipines used to be under the ruling of the Spaniards, there are many dishes in today’s Filipino cuisine that are of Spanish origin. I have always a keen interest to know more about Pinoy cuisine after being exposed to some of the dishes like Lechon, Chicken & Pork Adobo, Asado and confectionery from the famous Goldilocks, like Polvoron, Mamon and my favourite, Ensaymada… I love cheese and everyone knows! Haha…
Ok back to Don Lechon, this quaint eatery has already a following as around the area lives many fellow Filipinos and this is truly comfort food for them. While they can cook many other items at home like Sinigang (Sour soup) and Kare Kare (Meat Stew), but the use of lechon in them makes a smoky difference! Started by a native Pinoy, Kris, who was originally from Manila and have been in Singapore for more than 8 years already. Going into this food business have always been his passion and to be honest, the food is really yummy and they do have dishes for one pax to groups. So to my Pinoy friends and readers in Singapore, you prolly know about this place already but you may wanna visit them soon!
Taste: Pretty authentic. All the meat bases are of Lechon cos Filipinos do not waste their food. Extra food are usually used in other dishes so there is no wastage! You know it’s good when you can see so many Pinoys frequenting this place! Really love some of the dishes here and will be heading back for more soon!
Portion: Average. Please note that there are Rice Meals prices and Ala Carte prices. Ask if not sure.
Price: Affordable. Ate others before and pretty ex.
Ambience: Al Fresco under tents. There are mozzies so please be prepared.
Location: 511 Guillemard Road #01-52 Grandlink Square (Facing river at far corner opposite Little Vietnam) Hours: 5-11pm (Daily)
Another little gem which I’ve discovered recently when I was in Toa Payoh to get some consultation on my new HDB flat application. I was walking towards Tim Ho Wan for a quick snack before I head on to my other foodtrail destination when I came across this little not more than 300sft shop at the ground floor of Hersing Centre. I walked passed it as it was very crowded during lunch time, and headed up for some dim sums. After my dim sums, I was heading down to check them out again and there was a seat. So I decided to give them a try.
回味之家 or The Home Restaurant was set up just in April 2016 by 2 partners who are former flight attendants. Driven by passion and his Ah Ma’s recipes, Jordan, the Chef partner, decided to start this little place to share these great home cook dishes with all of us.
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Rating: 4.75/5. If they have direct fire stoves would be a full 5 from me.
Taste: Very homely. Taste really good as well. Can’t wait to try the rest of the items!
Service: Confirm good lah, they handle the toughest customers 35000ft in the air.
Ambience: Small and can be crampy for a big guy like me. 😁
Price: $8 per lunch set!
Location: 450 Lor 6 Toa Payoh #01-06/07 Hersing Centre