Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Fu Shi Traditional Roasted Stall at Shunfu Market
Shunfu Market may seem like a sleepy part of Singapore, but it sure has some gems. Fu Shi is the stall that's famous for the glistening glaze on its char siew. I like that they don't use any of the garish red food colouring, but instead show off what natural caramelisation can look like - a deep, rich, luscious brown.
Char siew, roast pork and roast duck, gotta try them all! The char siew is well-seasoned and almost melt-in-your-mouth soft, but a tad fatty. The roast pork had a crisp and evenly crackling skin, but also was a little fatty (I think it's just my luck that day, I should have requested for leaner cuts). The roast duck seems tender and decent, but with gamey hints rising above the marinade.
Prices start from as low as S$2.50 for a plate of char siew rice or roast pork rice (single meat).
The stall is on the second floor of Shunfu Market, and has a perpetual queue even on weekdays. The meats sell out really fast, and they close before 2pm, so go early if you want your choice of meat. I was also impressed that despite the long queue, they work fast and still keep a cheery and friendly disposition, unlike some surly hawkers.
I heard the stall owner is a taxi driver who quit to make roasted meats the way he likes them. I can understand why. There is just too much mediocre roasted meats, especially char siew (the dry papery excuse dyed red).
Seriously, it's fun to make your own roast pork or homemade char siew. I just wish I had my oven working again...sigh.
FU SHI TRADITIONAL ROASTED
Blk 320 Shunfu Road
#02-25 Shunfu Road Hawker Centre
Tel: +65 92378157
Open Wed-Sun 8.30am to 1.30pm
Closed on Mon - Tues
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