88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist is well-known for their roasts such as Char Siew and Sio Bak – complete with crunchy crackling, moist meat and melt-in-your-mouth fats.

They have two outlets at Jalan Besar Singapore – an eatery at 308 Lavender Street, and a stall within a kopitiam at 153 Tyrwhitt Road.

A new outlet can be found in the CBD at China Street Far East Square.

This is a 130-seater restaurant space with AIRCON.

But do take note, no reservation and no ‘chope-ing’ here.

It can get very crowded during lunch time, but if you head over during dinner you should find a table easily (though some items may run out.

Items on the menu included Roasted Duck Drumstick Rice ($9), Roasted Duck Rice ($5.50), Char Siew Rice ($5.50), Roasted Pork Rice ($5.50), to combinations of the above meats.

More expensive than Jalan Besar’s understandably, but considered inexpensive for the CBD.

I had the Roast Pork Rice which came with gloriously-beautiful pieces.

Accordingly, preparation involves laborious steps from braising the pork loin with a sweet malt sugar marinate, blow-drying, roasting to drenching the pieces over with dark gooey sauce.

The pieces were both moist and full of bite, with a good layer of char (okay, maybe some parts could be too burnt).

Unfortunately, perhaps I went too late in the day, the roast pork belly sio bak wasn’t as crunchy as expected.

Every plate of rice came with two types of chilli – one closer to the chicken rice type sauce, the other dry chilli with XO sauce included.

The Wanton Mee seemed to be done Malaysian-style with a dark, sticky sweet sauce as its base.

Some may feel that the sauce can be too rich or spicy, but I like the noodles doused this way. Very satisfying.

A roast meat gem found in Singapore; and good that it have opened in the CBD with air-conditioning, making it more accessible for the office crowd.

88 Hong Kong Roast

88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist
19/20 China Street, Far East Square, Singapore 049561
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist
308 Lavender Street, Singapore 338814
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist 88 香港燒臘
153 Tyrwhitt Road, Qinan Building, Singapore 207566
Tel: +65 8225 2495
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 7:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Visited Tywhitt Branch Friday 1Dec23 3pm. Standard seemed to have dropped on that day. Roast pork cuts were less crispy. Charsiew meat also seemed less fresh. Noodles were not available – they mentioned they are looking for cook for noodles. Rice seemed to overly draped with thick black sauce which was more black sauce rather than gravy stock perhaps to mask taste. Hope they find new staff and recover standard.

  2. Visited Tywhitt Branch Friday 1Dec23 3pm. Standard seemed to have dropped on that day. Roast pork cuts were less crispy. Charsiew meat also seemed less fresh. Noodles were not available – they mentioned they are looking for cook for noodles. Rice seemed overly draped with thick black soy sauce rather than gravy stock perhaps to mask taste.

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