Well known for serving one of the best wanton mee in Singapore, Foong Kee Coffee Shop 豐記咖啡店 at Keong Saik Road is also home to char siew worth trying out.
Here, BBQ pork is not just a topping over rice or noodles, but a star on its own.
Located at Keong Saik Road, where hipster cafes and restos have mushroomed, Foong Kee offers the modern diner something local and traditional.
There is currently no delivery services available.
It is best to visit during off-peak hours. If you need parking, there are street-side slots right in front of it. Another option, located a 10-minute walk away, is the multi-storey carpark at Craig’s Place.
Otherwise, it is a short walk away from Outram Park Station.
The kopitiam takes the cleanliness level a notch up, higher than typical coffee shops, keeping tables and dishes spic and span.
The stall serves up Roasted Duck Rice, Char Siew Rice, Roasted Pork Rice, Chicken Rice, Wanton Noodles, each dish affordably priced at $3.50 or $4.
You can order the char siew rice and wanton mee combo, with a large bowl of wanton and a small bowl of wanton soup. Value-priced and hefty enough to be shared between 2-3 persons.
An additional bowl of dumpling soup is only $3.
The char siew is roasted in-house by self-taught chef Wong Wai Chiew.
On the char siew’s surface, you would find a perfect char and a beautiful caramelisation. Scrape off the charred bits to reveal a juicy and tender lean meat with traces of fat.
You get none of the artificial red colour, only a deep, caramel brown, a testimony to the process it has went through.
Taste its roasted flavour accentuated with the sweet sauce created with soya sauce, oyster sauce, lard oil and belachan chilli.
Goes well when mixed with the QQ springy noodles.
Foong Kee Coffee Shop
6 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089114
Tel: +65 9181 1451
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun, PH
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