Category Archives: + Char Siew

Lian Huat Heng Cantonese Roast Duck

Lian Huat Heng Cantonese Roast Duck is located at a corner of ‘Good Time Coffee Shop‘.Have always noticed that alot of patrons in the coffee shop always seems to order from Lian Huat Heng Cantonese Roast Duck. Hence, decided to give this stall a try on 2 occasions.

On both occasions, there was a short queue at the stall.

Roast Pork & Char Siew Rice

On the first occasion, I ordered the Roast Pork & Char Siew Rice. It does not look very presentable does it? Well do not let its appearance fool you. The rice grains were slightly hard, it help that sauce was added as it help soften the rice. The roast pork  was crispy and not too fatty. Delicious and fragrant. The char siew fared even better. Slightly charred parts providing a crispy and crackling layer at some parts. It was well marinated. Moreover, each piece was sliced such that it was not too thin. A bonus, each order comes with a bowl of soup! Why is it a bonus? Well, like any other roasted meat or chicken rice stall, free soup is given. But this free soup comes along with sichuan vegetable 四川菜 (zha cai) and even pork meat that is with soft bones/cartilage! The soup is salty, but well the ingredients inside was good!

Roasted Duck & Char Siew Rice

On the 2nd occasion, I ordered the Roasted Duck & Char Siew Rice. Similar comments for the rice and char siew as above. The roasted duck was disappointing.  Skin was not crispy. Although meat was tough and dry, it was flavourful.

Again, the soup comes along with sichuan vegetable 四川菜 (zha cai) and even pork meat that is with soft bones/cartilage! To me, I have always prefer pork meat that comes along with the soft bones/cartilage compare to those without.(wonder if I am lucky or all their pork comes with soft bones). A sides note, I have noticed that some people’s soup had duck wing or duck leg.

Overall, cheap and good. I am sure I will continue eating here and maybe one day I will be lucky and get the soup with duck leg =)

Lian Huat Heng Cantonese Roast Duck
Good Time Coffee Shop
Blk 1 Rochor Road

#01-612 Rochor Centre
Tel: 9018 9409 
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 7pm

Alex’s Eating House

To be honest, I have not heard of Alex’s Eating House. Until I ate at this place. Prior to doing a post on this Alex’s Eating House, I did a research on this place. Then did I know that, this place is famous. It is known for its char siew and sio bak(roasted pork) [some have mentioned that the char siew is the best in Singapore]. Well, enough say about track record or what is being said, here’s my post.

Alex’s Eating Place is located at Beach Road, opposite Shaw Towers. The eatery was packed during lunch time. Full house, every single table is occupied and there are other people waiting.

Roasted Duck, Char Siew, Roasted Pork (Sio Bak)

Having a big group, we managed to go to the back alley of the shop and got a table. Notice that most of the workers in this eatery are foreigners. It is real hard to grab the attention of one of them to take your order or to even ask for the bill.

Roasted Duck and Char Siew Rice

Ordered Roasted Duck and Char Siew Rice. It cost either $3.50 or $4.00. The Char Siew was not bad, however it was a bit too dry and as can be seen, each piece was way too thick. The Roasted Duck was had the same problem, each piece was ‘huge’. Moreover, there was little meat with lots of fat. Rice was hard. At the side of the plate there is cabbage which was so so. Really nothing fantastic. Well it was value for money. Oh, my friend ordered lotus soup, it cost just $1.50! cheap!

Anyway, at the back alley, it was very hot. Moreover, one of their worker was roasting pork (Yes! the whole pork ) outside. As a result, we went back to work smelling like we just went for a BBQ!

Will not be back anytime soon as the food is average. When I go back, this time I will try the sio bak. Also, taking note that they do their BBQ of pork outdoors, I can’t help but wonder if NEA approves of it and also how they ensure quality of food is consistent.

Alex’s Eating House
87 Beach Road, #01-01
Chye Sing Building 
Tel: 6334 0268
Opening Hours: Daily  9am – 6pm (or until sold out)