Singapore locals and tourists know that you can see roast meats everywhere in the country as it is the Singaporean food staple. But not all roast meats are made the same, and this is how Foong Kee sticks out from the rest.
Foong Kee Traditional Charcoal Roaster was regarded as one of the greatest venues to buy authentic Cantonese-style roast meat before its abrupt shutdown in June 2021.
But the sad days are over as the highly acclaimed stall finally came back to its original location, the Commonwealth Crescent Market and Food Centre, after 20 months of closure!
Fong Kee is well-known for its charcoal-roasted duck, siew yoke, and char siew, which are produced using a type of pork called “bu jian tian” (which is another name for the sensitive armpit region of the pig and literally translates to “no sight sky” in Chinese).
The owner, Derrick Wong, previously told 8days.sg that “Fong Kee needs rest for a long period. More than 20 year’s work, just need rest.”
“Maybe one day lost and found. Start business again later,” he added. True enough, Fong Kee did come back!
At their previous location at Keong Saik, Fong Kee used to offer their dumpling and wonton soup, alongside their soy sauce chicken and noodles – however, these are not available in their menu now. But the good news is, they still serve their well-loved char siew, roast duck and roast pork over rice.
A meal of char siew or roast pork rice costs $4, a combination of the two costs $5.50, roast duck rice costs $4.50, a roast duck-pork combo costs $6, and a platter of all roast meats plus rice costs $8.
Foong Kee Traditional Charcoal Roaster can be found at 31 Commonwealth Crescent #02-90, Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre, S149644. They are open every Tuesday to Sundays, 11am to 2pm (or until sold out).
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