Shop Name: Char Restaurant
Location: 363 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208994
Food Ordered: Double Roast(CharSiew&CrispyPorkBelly), 3eggs spinach
Price: $22, *cant rmb the price*
Verdict: Was there to try the roast meat - it was good but was quite expensive for the price. I was expecting to be jucier and the pork belly to be crackling crisp. The spinach could have been cooked longer for a softer texture.
Glazing char siew (barbecued pork). this is 300g for 3 rows and minimum order is needed for a table,
Thank you guys from Burpple for selecting my review for CheapNGood and the food treat! Enjoyed myself here. Ordered Triple Roast ($30) to try out the char siew, roast pork and soya chicken. Should have ordered all the char siew ones, they are really fatty and literally melts in your mouth 😍. Had butter chicken ($14) which was nice, salted egg pork ($14) was a bit heaty (i can feel my throat burning a bit..), also had Dou Miao ($10) and Spicy 4 seasons ($10). The Char Siew is definitely worth eating here! With all the drinks, service charge & GST, it cost us $98.87
Previously at Guillemard Road, Char has relocated to Jalan Besar just opposite from Kok Kee Wanton Mee. Occupying the first and second level of the Singapore Lee Clan General Association, this industrial chic restaurant dishes out quality Hong Kong-style roasts in air-conditioned comfort. If you fancy, bring a bottle of wine to share (corkage is only $25). Budget 100g of melt-in-your-mouth, super fatty Special Char Siew ($7/100g, minimum order of 300g) for each person in your party and be sure to pre-order your roasts while making a reservation to ensure you get your share before they sell out! The wok hei-ladened Beef Hor Fun ($12) and the Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice ($11) are great for sharing — portions are big and pair well with the roasts. If your group of friends or family gets particularly loud, opt to sit on the second floor — it’s almost like having a private room at no extra cost and you can have whole thing, well…not have, but, like, borrow for the night.
Avg Price: $16 per person
Photo by Burppler Titus Phoon
Just-nice thick glistening slices of Char Siew (roasted meat) coated in a slick, dark glaze that is more sweet than the sweet-savoury balance I'd have preferred. $6 per 100g, and min. order of 300g.
Ironically, not as charred as it should be to achieve that oomph. Not bad but underwhelming given that it's so raved-about. Aptly, just like the arrow that landed on the borderline of the bullseye - pity. Texture was more like braised-meat chewy and unlike your traditional 'char siew'. Give me my char
Char Siew ($6/100gm)
This Char Siew from @Char_restaurants needs little introduction. Fatty melt-in-your-mouth pork coated with their signature sticky honeyed black sauce makes you want to keep picking up the next piece!
For people who like variety, also available are the Crispy Roast Pork Belly and the Soy Sauce Chicken. I personally rather be faithful to my Char Siew 😂! Love the new space at Jalan Besar, more spacious and comfortable dining experience!
Dun pray pray...this literally melts in your mouth. It's that heavenly!
Love this kind of black char siew where it will melt in you mouth but my parents cant accept this kind of char siew. Its pretty pricey (min 300g $18++). So roasted pork and char siew at its min quantity order is $36++, we ordered one pint cider beer($14++). total damage is $50++ for what u see here. Its nice but at a cost. Good for group chill out place. -M
Char siew was crazily glazed but dry, siewyoke was also slightly hard. Took a few more pieces and bam there it was, the fatty tender char siew caramelised with sticky finger-lickin' good glaze. Loved the fried rice too!! Soy sauce kampong chicken was a little TOO boney, had to pick out little shards of bones in every mouthful, but very tender. #burpple
Juicy char siew that is so well barbecued man. Thick and juicy well charred meat. The sio bah is also well cooked. Oh my god.
Even though I was throwing up in the morning, this is sooo worth it.
The char siew is one of the best I have ever tasted in my life. The fat Melts in your mouth and the sauce is so flavourful!
9/10 in my opinion. If only the chicken and roast pork in this place is as good as the char siew. It would be a 10/10 for me!
Restaurant interior is very hipster like for a Chinese food restaurant. Nice place to bring family or friends for roast meats and maybe beer!
Char has a new home in the up and coming Jalan Besar estate. The Siew yoke was easily the star of the show, with its wonderfully crisp top, although some may complain about the large portion of fat. Skip the roast duck.
It is much more spacious than before. Love the hipster vibe here; dimmed lighting, high ceiling with industrial bulbs. And their char siew ($6 per 100gr) is as good as always. But my favorite remains the Butter Chicken ($14). I didn't manage to capture all of the dishes as they served it one by one 😢.
A belated Happy Mother's Day to 妈咪!
Brought her to Ch叉r followed by dessert at #BabetteSG
At the end of dinner she told me, "tell the people at Char to cook for you less salty next time"