A random dinner on a weekday saw us CHAR along Guillemard Road for their famed roast meat platter. When the Man told me that he had wanted to check out CHAR, I was like ‘What’s that?’ . This review on Eat Rubbish, Grow Rubbish sheds greater lighter on the place so I’m not going to delve into the details. Instead, I will just share the pictures and the overall experience we had.
Loved that this place is pretty close to the parentals place and if you are thinking this would be a typical zi char (coffee shop) place, not quite, the ambiance reminds me of an upscale coffee shop that whips up decent Cantonese dishes.
The main highlight of the meal has gotta be the Char Siew (Roast Barbecued Pork)! Since this was just going to be the main course for the evening, we got the Triple Roast platter made up of Char’s signature special Char Siew, Roast Crispy Pork Belly and Roast Duck. Of the lot, the Char Siew was the one that I enjoyed the most. The pork literally melted in my mouth and it was juicy plus tender. I guess the fatty bits used in the roast did help with the melt-in-your-mouth effect. The Roast Crispy Pork Belly didn’t fare too badly in my books either. The crackling was crispy with every bite. I was in meat heaven! The Roast Duck, on the other hand, wasn’t a dish I particularly liked, probably because I ain’t so much a roast duck fan to begin with. Having said that, the Man thought it was decent enough to make it to his list.
As for the other sides, we shared the Roast Pork with Beancurd Casserole and the stir-fried Kang Kong in home-made Sambal Belachan. The Kang Kong was actually pretty good. The Sambal Belachan was ‘sedap’ (delicious) and had the right amount of heat. The Beancurd dish? Well, I didn’t think it was that great. Tasted better outside. In fact, it was a little salty so best to have this along with rice.
I think we will come back here again for the roast meats were really good. In fact, I probably would make a trip here to pack the meats back for the home for an easy dining option.Char Address: 393 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399790 Telephone: +65 6842 7759 Website: http://www.char.com.sg