Our food adventure in Singapore continues as we stroll around Chinatown. There we’ve seen a lot of shops, food centers and of course, sites.
For lunch, we were originally heading to Maxwell Food Center to taste the ever famous Hainanese Chicken Rice when we spotted this beautiful al-fresco dining food center with eye-catching facade — the Chinatown Food Street.
Oh, the place was amazing! There are food stalls everywhere, the architecture is great, and the place is as tidy as ever! There are a lot of food choices in Chinatown Food Street, and everywhere we look, we can’t help but crave for more!
WHAT WE ATE
Capturing the hearts of many foodies with its specialty roasted delights, Tiong Bahru Meng Kee Roast Duck has highly raved for its perfectly roasted Char Siew
and its roasted pork. And since it’ll be my first to try a roast duck
, why not give in to the food adventure!
We decided to try a set of a combination of roasted duck and roasted pork, noodles, veggies and we added plain rice — ‘coz we Pinoys can’t have pork without rice!
They call it Two Combination Rice/Noodle Set for 1 and it’s worth $9.00 (Php 350+). It may be expensive if we convert it to pesos but, alas, it was all worth it!
Their roasted pork has a thin layer of oozing fats sandwiched between the crackling skin and tender lean meat while their duck also comes tender, juicy and a served with that traditional sweet and sticky sauce to make things even more interesting.
And guess what — they made me eat the veggies, too! Every piece was flavorful, and not a hint of blandness. The whole set already made us full, without asking for more rice! Sure enough, the plate was empty in minutes.
HOW TO GET THERE?
You can find Chinatown Food Street in the famous Chinatown Street Market.
To get there, disembark from Chinatown MRT Station, and from there, it’s only a 4-minute walk to Smith Street, passing Pagoda St and Temple St.