26 March 2010
Singapore Famous BBQ Pork Review ~ Singaporean Chinese
Singapore Famous BBQ Pork. It’s square, it’s naughty, it’s delicious. Gimme.
The missus is away for the weekend and the zany bachelor shenanigans continue...
This party just doesn't stop as I step into Singapore Famous BBQ Pork in the Burlington Centre in Chinatown.
I first got the taste for Singaporean BBQ pork many moons ago when I (stupidly) decided to go to Singapore for Chinese New Year thinking it would be a wild time, decadant even. It was exactly the opposite of wild. It was dliw. Everybody stayed home and ate with the family, there was nothing happening. There was a fun fair by the water but that was dull even by Singapore standards. But the one thing I did discover was Singaporean BBQ Pork, people were queuing up around the block to get it for their New Year celebrations. I had nothing better to do so I got in the line too. The result was a square piece of pork, it tasted kinda processed but rich, spicy and juicy. Years later I discovered you can get the same stuff in Sydney's wonderful Chinatown, without having to queue up.
Miss Chicken isn't a fan of Singapore Famous BBQ Pork but I love it. The shop owner in the photo above sees me taking a photo and gives me a big warm smile, in I go.
I got there near closing time and there was only a few pieces left. I went the chilli pork number, it was $2.75 and it was delicious. So delicious that I forgot to take a photo of it so sorry folks, no money shot. I just ate the thing straight up but next time I'll take it home, much could be done with it: salads, stir frys, beer snacks etc. I'll be back to try the array of jerky type dried meats too.
Singapore Famous BBQ Pork is on Thomas Street, Chinatown.