Shao Freshly Roasted – Satisfy Your Roasted Meat Cravings!
The hawkers that peddle roast meats usually start roasting the meats in the wee hours, and that is the only time they will roast the meats. It’s a real time saver, and economical, but the meats do lose their freshness as the hours go by.
Shao Freshly Roasted claims that they do their meats ‘on demand’, which means that they roast the meats in small batches, and will roast a fresh batch only when the previous batch is running out. That way, they ensure that diners get fresh roasts every time they place an order.
We had the Roast Duck Noodles ($4), and the Char Siew Sio Bak Rice ($5) for lunch. The roasted duck was quite flavourful and we could taste the spice mix even while sucking on the duck bone.
The char siew had a good meat to fat ratio, but a few pieces were quite tough. Otherwise, the meat was well charred and coated with a nice caramelised sweet sauce. The sio bak, on the other hand, had a crispy skin, but the meat layers were tough and fibrous.
The stall makes their own chilli sauces too, and we enjoyed the darker looking concoction that we felt was a spicier version of xo sauce.
Other than roasted meats, the hawker does herbal Chinese soups ($3) as well. The soups are served in a mini claypot, and flavours include old cucumber & pork ribs, lotus root with red dates, white carrots with pork ribs and Sze Chuan duck soup, which was what we ordered. Although the duck meat was a little tough, the soup was generously filled with ingredients.
I think it’s great that they roast their meats whenever their supply is running low!
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.