Kim Heng Roasted Delights has charcoal-roasted meats in Serangoon
Roast meats are a go-to option for many of us when we’re unsure of what to eat, and there’s often a debate about where you can find the best siew yoke in town. Kim Heng Roasted Delights has been racking up rave reviews for their mouthwatering charcoal-roasted meats, so we decided to head down and see if it lives up to the hype.
For over 30 years now, Kim Heng Roasted Delights has been serving Serangoon folk with an array of traditional charcoal-roasted meat. This includes mouthwatering options such as char siew, roast duck, siew yoke and more. If you want something soupy, there’s also double-boiled soups.
Food at Kim Heng Roasted Delights
We started off with their Char Siew Roasted Pork Rice ($5.80), which features a full plate of rice drenched in savoury gravy, huge pieces of sio bak, beautifully charred char siew, and slices of fresh cucumber.
Every plate was dashed over with a generous amount of gravy, and I particularly liked that it had a smoky undertone and wasn’t overly sweet.
The char siew definitely hit the sweet spot for me with just the right amount of char. It wasn’t too smoky to the point it tasted burnt. In fact, it had a deep caramelised sweetness and a good meat-to-fat ratio.
On the other hand, the siew yoke was a bit disappointing. While I appreciated that it came in big pieces, the siew yoke leaned salty and I felt that the skin could have been crispier.
Our next dish was my personal favourite━Pork Ribs Rice ($4.80) which came with four huge chunks of succulent pork ribs. Surprisingly, as someone who’s not too fond of bone-in meat, I thoroughly enjoyed them here.
There was a good deal of meat, which was fall-off-the-bone tender, on the bones.
Savour the pork ribs with a splash of lemon juice! This combination added a refreshing tang that helped cut through the greasiness well.
We couldn’t wait to dig into their Duck Rice ($4.30), which stars pieces of duck meat with glistening, crispy skin.
The duck meat was sufficiently tender, without being overly gamey. Unfortunately, I was rather let down by the skin, which was too burnt. Thankfully, the chilli sauce came to the rescue. Out of all the roast meats, I felt that the duck paired the best with the sourness of the chilli sauce.
Ambience at Kim Heng Roasted Delights
Kim Heng Roasted Delights is located in the heartlands of Serangoon, which is about a seven-minute bus ride, or a 15-minute walk from Serangoon MRT Station. You can find the stall tucked away in the left corner of the FoodHub coffee shop. The seating area is spacious, with plenty of tables comfortably spaced apart. The coffee shop is also decked out with many huge ceiling fans.
All in all, while the food at Kim Heng Roasted Delights may be pricier than most roast meat stalls, it’s worth paying them a visit, especially if you’re in the area. You’ll definitely leave with a full stomach thanks to their generous portions of both rice and meat.
Those looking for more roast meats can visit Char Review, a Michelin-approved restaurant with mala char siew and roast meats in Jalan Besar. Otherwise, for more great eats nearby, check out Kelim Dakdoritang which serves spicy braised chicken and more.
Address: 214 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-88, Singapore 550214
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 7:30pm
Tel: 6283 3695
Kim Heng Roasted Delights is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Ke-ian J Leong.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg