San Lor Bak Png – “Taiwanese Style, Singapore Taste” Lor Bak Png for $3.80. At Kallang Bahru.
I have been craving for a good bowl of braised meat rice since I came back from my Taiwan trip.
While I don’t think any Singapore Lu Rou Fan can match the traditional “古早味” flavour of Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan such as Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯, this stall which serves “Taiwanese Style, Singapore Taste” Lor Bak Png did piqued my interest a little.
Situated in the quaint neighbourhood of Kallang Bahru, the stall could be difficult to find if you are unfamiliar with the area.
The coffeeshop is located within the carpark, few blocks away from Geylang Bahru Food Centre.
At $3.80, their Braised Pork Rice came with a decent amount of braised pork belly sliced into stripes, capped on short grain rice complemented with hardboiled egg and pickled vegetables.
The pork belly served had a good proportion of lean meat to fats.
I was thinking they probably got their name “San Lor Bak” inspired from “三层肉”. (Three layers of meat you can supposedly find in the cut.)
While I am not sure which part of this tasted “Singapore”, I observed some differences.
While Taiwan’s version usually uses minced meat, the pork belly used was cut in stripes. Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan has lesser but thicker gravy, this was more watered down but more generous with gravy.
Overall, still a hearty bowl of Lu Rou Fan at a wallet-friendly price.
Their Sliced Pork Mee Sua ($4.50), though recommended, fell short of my expectation.
The broth was slightly watery and lacking in flavour. It could have been cooked longer to achieve a thicker and gooier texture.
I did like their Taiwanese Crispy Chicken (盐酥鸡) ($5) which came with chunky chicken meat heavily spiced with seasoning.
However, it could have been tweaked with lighter and crispier batter for more addictive crunch.
Though with hits and misses, I would like to commend their team of young hawkers for bringing more food variety into our local hawker scene and I look forward to their improvement while they get more experienced in the business
San Lor Bak Png
Blk 63 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 330063
Tel: +65 8383 1105
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm (Tue to Sun), Mon Closed
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
February 11, 2018