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)
Discovered another hidden gem today while I was looking for undiscovered food places in Geylang area during lunch today. This whole coffeeshop belongs to one owner and apparently their curry rice is quite popular too. But let’s focus on the roast meat stall first. 😉
Ordered my standard char siew and siew yoke rice as that is my benchmark to test for good roast meats. Siew yoke’s skin was crackling and the meat was tender while the char siew had lightly burnt ends and half fat proportions. Rice was little but I was ok with it as I didn’t wanna eat too much for lunch. The roast meats were charcoal roasted and really yummy. There goes my diet, damn.
This is another hawker operating for prolly more than 20 years already. They used to be from the corner coffeeshop at the end of Lor 27 Geylang diagonally opposite Ho Kee Pau. I remember driving mum there to have our favourite fish soup and braised pork leg on weekends and usually the place will be packed with regulars. Moving to this current location may be a lot cleaner and neater, but rental is very high as I was told. Nevertheless I’m glad I found them through my staff Ray, and would like to introduce to you guys one of my top ranking fish soup places.
They are those rice-with-soup porridge specialist. The soup looks clear and deceiving but their fresh sliced fish soup is so damn good, you’ll be hit by the yummy fish flavours once the soup touches your tongue! Check out their braised pork leg or braised duck also! Very nice with steam white rice!
Order first at the counter and then find a seat. Food will be served.
You know most of the time we run out of choices for supper in Singapore and this is prolly a good place for such indulgence for your next supper outing. Was introduced to this little place by a friend and immediately it rekindled my years in China where you can find BBQs at every nooks and crannies in the neighbourhood.
Although they just started only like two months ago, I have since revisited them after they have renovated (expanded) but still most customers prefer to sit outside when they have a nice airconditioned room inside. On top of that, they even have crafted and draft beers now which of course is not offered by the coffee shop they are residing in.
Taste: Love it! Especially the pork skewers and special pork & chicken balls! Not forgetting the bacon skewers!
Portion: Skewers lor.
Service: Very good especially when 4 partners are there to help out.
Ambience: The new aircon area is damn comfy lah in this blardy hot weather!
Price: Skewers starts from $1.20 to $18 (sea bass) Sea bass is really worth a try!
Location: 489 Geylang Road. Opens daily. See FB page for hours.
This place came highly recommended by a Singaporean friend base in Shenzhen also and I told myself I need to visit this place when I was back the last round. Happy Crab, as the name suggests, sells crabs and only crabs. Their crabs are specially ordered and all comes with thick, milky and sweet roe inside as you crack open (see pic below). However, they are just a stall within a coffee shop, hence you can also order from the tse char stall which apparently has damn awesome wings and sambal kang kong!
Taste: 5/5. Freshness at its best!
Portion: NA. Depending on how big you order.
Service: 5/5. Uncle is very friendly on phone when you place your advance order (one day)
Ambience: 3/5. Coffee shop, don’t expect much.
Price: Large one costed me S$30.
RTE: Yes definitely, writing this entry is making me craving for it in China!
Location: 641 Geylang Road (Lor 33). Tel: 96188713 (Peter Ang) One day advance order.
**Happy Crab has moved to 609 Geylang Road (Lor 31)**