Don Lechon – Geylang, Singapore


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!

Eatery front
Chopped Lechon ($9.50). Crackling skin of a suckling pig, this is very close to our Chinese Sio Bak or even the suckling pig itself. Damn yummy!
Yummy Lechon
Sauces to go with your Chopped Lechon. The darker one is a little sourish which goes damn well with the crispy pork. The other one is made from blood, a little acquired for me.
Lechon Kare Kare($7.50). Lechon is used in this peanut based dish as a stew and goes damn well with rice. Traditionally there should be a lot of spare parts including feet of pigs and cows. Thank God this is Lechon. 😉
Lechon Sisig ($9.50) – My favourite dish by far cos of the lime and chilli peppers used inside. You definitely need a plate of white rice for this!
Lechon Sinigang ($11.50). Big portion for this and great for those who needs more food like me. Lechon chunks are used inside and really awesome with rice. Sourish and savoury, how can you go wrong with that?
Lechon Paksiw ($6.00). Paksiw to me is like a stew and in this case, lechon is used as the meat base and simmered with vinegar and perhaps fish sauce. Very appetising dish.
Bopis ($5.50). This beef lungs dish has Spanish origins. Actually quite nice and spicy, sauteed in onions, chillies and tomatoes. Again you need rice for this!
Interior. No seats. All dining outside the shop.
Kris and me. Wish him all the best in his business!

Rating: 5/5.

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.

Service: Good!

Ambience: Al Fresco under tents. There are mozzies so please be prepared.

RTE: YES!!

Location: 511 Guillemard Road #01-52 Grandlink Square (Facing river at far corner opposite Little Vietnam) Hours: 5-11pm (Daily)

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Pddv6hos2Jm

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Fu Tung Chinese Market – Tung Chung, Hong Kong


To be honest, if I wasn’t exhibiting at the Asia Expo in HK, I wouldn’t know this place exist. And if I wasn’t staying at Marriot beside the exhibition venue, I wouldn’t have taken the free shuttle to this place also! Tung Chung is like the last town in the New Territories of Hong Kong before reaching the airport. Hence it’s a town far away from the city, although linked by the metro and buses. However, this little town has everything and the mall there is where all the factory outlets are located. Shoppers will go crazy but not for me… I only look for food haha…

So on the first nights, I was looking for something local with my friend and we came across a market… Not a very wet market if you know what I mean but the fact is, it is airconditioned! (Perfect for me! ;P) And the food there looks so good that we decided to try. See the pics and descriptions below:

Main entrance to the market
Main entrance to the market
Rather clean for a market... on the right is the stall selling Cheong fun, curry fishballs, braised wings, etc. Quite good also.
Rather clean for a market… on the right is the stall selling Cheong fun, curry fishballs, braised wings, etc. Quite good also.
On the left is the korean stall
On the left is the korean stall
Roast meats stall, totally spoilt for choice on roast meats offered!
Roast meats stall, totally spoilt for choice on roast meats offered!
东大门韩国食品 (Dong Dae Moon)
东大门韩国食品 (Dong Dae Moon Korean food stall). Native Korean couple there… wife cooks and hubby take charge of drinks.
Cheong Fun with Siew Mai & Curry Fishballs
Cheong Fun with Siew Mai & Curry Fishballs
Roast meats
Roast meats
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi soup
Kimchi soup
Side dishes from the korean stall
Side dishes from the korean stall

Rating: 4.5/5. Value for money, taste good.

Taste: The snacks stall has a lot of interesting 小吃, roast meats are awesome and not fatty, Korean stall food is also nice and they have loads of pics of celebrities visited their stall.

Portion: Average

Service: Nice and friendly stall owners. Especially the Korean stall’s uncle… made sure we were seated comfortably and have a stool to put our stuffs. Very nice!

Ambience: Errr… what ambience?

Price: Affordable… much cheaper than 翠華 upstairs!

RTE: If I’m back in Tung Chung, I will definitely eat there again!

Location: G/F Fu Tung Chinese Market, Tung Chung, Fu Tong Shopping Center. Closes at 8pm… Be early or go there for lunch!