Cross Way Bay Hong Kong Roasted Meat 尖沙嘴港式烧臘 @ Tampines, Singapore
As healthy and careful as Singaporeans are with their diets, Siew Yoke (烧肉 or roast pork belly), to the Chinese, is still a hot favourite!
Uncle Smart said he knew of a place that serves very good Siew Yoke in Tampines. This claim had the attention of Kf Seetoh, who responded by joining us for lunch on this day.
It had better be good… For Kf Seetoh is THE Guru of Grub.
Today, Seetoh and Makansutra collectively is a Singapore food institution, with books, television programs, websites and an app. His makan-team consists of 30 full-time employees plus a cadre of volunteers who are profoundly passionate about food. It’s uncontested that Seetoh’s contributions to food knowledge and accessibility is unparalleled in Singapore. He has promoted the nation’s cuisines into the world-renowned phenomenon that it is today. Many say that this accomplishment alone puts him in a special, iconic place. “Anyone who’s anyone in the world of Singapore food knows Seetoh,” says irreverent food rogue, Anthony Bourdain. The New York times has written about him. Martha Stewart insists that he be her guide whenever she visits and has had him cook laksa live on her TV show. The list goes on and on. – Foodwalkers
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Chicken Rice a.k.a Oily Rice was not oily even though the name suggests that. There was distinctive gingery aroma from the rhizome used. If I had not eaten earlier (we had chicken rice half an hour earlier in another food court), I would gladly have a second helping of this delectable fluffy rice dish. The two types of Chilli dipping sauces complemented the roasts well.
The savoury Duck & Radish Soup was gratifying except for the radish, which was bitter tasting.
Roast Duck – unfortunately, I did not get to taste this dish and so cannot comment on it. Can you believe that this platter eluded me???
Roast Chicken, according to Yummicraft, “So delicious indeed! I like the sauce, which is not the usual soya sauce and sesame seed oil combo.” I agree with him wholeheartedly that this was one of the better roast chicken I have tasted to date.
Although the marination and char-grilled Brazilian pork was well executed, the Charsiu, though not overly dry, was nothing to shout about. It was too lean for our liking as we preferred marbled meat. Few of us was debating if the wrong cut was used on this day. Still, it was a tasty treat and good news for those on non-visible fat diets.
Roast Pork Belly, the reason for this outing, passed with flying colours! Everyone nodded their head in agreement that it was the best they had eaten. The crackling was light as air (Tony JK’s description) and crumbled instantly in my mouth. The meat was juicy, and tasted both sweet and savoury at the same time. Every mastication dispatched absolute satisfaction. The pleasure of hitting the umami spot over and over again sent all at the table to high heavens.
Kf Seetoh did enjoyed himself and even had a take-away of the Siew Yoke.
Thank you, Smart, for this recommendation 😀
Cross Way Bay Hong Kong Roasted Meat 尖沙嘴港式烧臘
Address: (Inside Food Loft Kopitiam),
#01-205, Blk 476,
Tampines Street 44.
Happy discovering 🙂
Update: Cross Way Bay has moved to JB, Malaysia and is now called:
Tong Tong Cross Way Bay 糖糖尖沙咀港式烧臘.
Address: 125, Jalan Keris Satu,
Taman Sri Tebrau,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Opening hours: (Closed on alternative Mondays)
10am – 9pm