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.
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.
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)