Saturday, February 26, 2011

Char Siew (叉烧) @ Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint

Char Siew (叉烧)
@ Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint

Firstly, a BIG thanks to Mr Kon (and Ms Tan) for bringing me to this roast meat shop along Upper Paya Lebar road! There's no way i can find this place without getting all flustered and impatient!

Mr Kon, a foodie who frequently dispenses superb recommendations, gave super high marks for the Char Siew in Kay Lee!

Having been exposed to one of the best Char Siew in Malaysia (note: Restoran Overseas), i wasn't too keen to try Kay Lee (blame the lazy bug) until today.

The shop wasn't too crowded - attributed to an off peak timing at 4pm when we reached and today being Saturday. The newspaper articles and accolades pasted were reassuring though.

Roast Duck Rice
Meaty with nicely glazed skin that wasn't too fatty, i found this to be too salty without a fragrant marination that roast duck must have! The sauce over the rice tasted too generic and could do with a bit more herbs (think Dian Xiao Er Roast Duck).

Roast Pork Rice
Generous serving of roast pork satisfies many people. However, for a person who doesn't really know how to appreciate it except for the golden brown cap, i can only say it was still a tad too salty for me.

Not sure if it's a result of the medication i am taking for my sore throat!

Char Siew Rice
This has to be the best i ever have!

A puddle of blackness and fattiness that daddy teo will frown upon; this was sinful to the max and not helpful at all for my over-the-norm cholesterol!!

Surprisingly, the burnt caramelised exterior encompassed only a thin layer and though crunchy, was not rock hard and chewy like many others! The white, fatty portion was of course, the most desirable!


125 Upper Paya Lebar Road
(Turn in from Little Road)

Opening Hours
10.30am to 7.30pm
(Close on Tuesday)

S$5 a plate! For such coffeeshop environment, it is daylight robbery when other places are selling the same type of food for not more than S$4! Sad to say, I would not mind to be robbed just to have a bite of the char siew!

Additional Information
Kon loves the chilli here! It had a sour aftertaste that was quite addictive but given a choice, i will still prefer the sweet sauce on my rice!


  1. Whoah that cha siu looks amazingly fatty and juicy!! And my dearrrrrr those roast pork is making me really hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. sure does!! i miss having them and you are reminding me to give them a visit real soon.