Conveniently located outside one of the entrances of Chinatown MRT Station, People’s Park Food Centre somehow has been better known for its large number of Sichuan stalls in recent years, especially for Ri Ri Hong Ma La Xiang Guo.
There are many other notable hawker stalls there, including Yong Xiang Xing Yong Tau Fu, Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu (yes, there is a branch there), See Sean Rice Stall, Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee, and Hong Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao.
Another stand-out stall is Zhen Zhu Fang Roasted Delights 珍珠坊香港烧, which has been listed in the Michelin Guide with a Michelin Plate for a number of years.
Strangely, the Michelin Guide lists the stall as “People’s Park Hainanese Chicken Rice”, but what it is really known for are its Cantonese roasts.
Some of the reasons why it is that popular is due to its consistent taste, affordable pricing (starts from $3.00), and its location right next to the entrance of the food centre.
The stall is quite a favourite spot for local seniors.
Expect to find delights such as Roasted Duck Rice ($3.50), Char Siew Rice ($3.00), Twin Mix Rice ($5.00), Roasted Pork Rice ($3.00), Roasted Duck Noodles ($3.50) and Wanton Noodles ($3.50).
There are also soups offered including Herbal Chicken Soup ($5.50), Salted Vegetable Duck Soup ($4.50), Pork Ribs Lotus Soup ($4.00) and Pork Ribs Watercress Soup ($3.50).
Enticed by the glistening look of the Soy Sauce Chicken Rice ($3.00), it was well-worth its price for the succulent and soft, tender meat.
Something I noted about its rice that it was slightly greasy and flavourful, so you won’t need to drizzle too much sauce or mix in the chilli sauce.
While I won’t say that the Char Siew Noodles ($3.50) is out of this world, there is something about that dark sauce and well-marinated roasted pork that gave it that familiar Cantonese flavour.
Would I say this is the best roast stall in Singapore? Maybe not, but certainly above the average, and all at inexpensive price points.
Chicken rice lovers should enjoy the tender and succulent poached chicken prepared the traditional way, with flavourful seasoned rice or saucy noodles.
Zhen Zhu Fang Roasted Delights (珍珠坊香港烧) or People’s Park Hainanese Chicken Rice
34 New Market Road #01-1098 People’s Park Food Centre, Singapore 050032
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
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