Roast Paradise (烧味天堂) At Old Airport Road Food Centre
There has been an emergence of youngsters venturing into F&B usually in cafes, restaurants and into hawker fare as well! Stated “Since 1970” (which I highly doubt it), Kai and Randall decided to make a career switch from sales to roast! Perhaps knowing the power of focus, Roast Paradise specializes only on Char Siew and Roasted Pork. That’s right, no roasted duck, chicken nor braised eggs, only Pork. #soshiokpork
It’s been awhile since their opening in August 2015 and business has increased steadily according to Randall.
Unlike the typical roast stall with racks of meat dripping with gravy, Roast Paradise is rather ‘clean’ and the meat are nicely racked in standard portions. Apart from the normal individual order, additional portions comes in 100 grams, 200 grams and etc. as a form of standardization.
This plate here consist of 2 portions of Char Siew and 1 portion of Roasted Pork ($13.5, $4.5/100 grams). Compared to Fatty Cheong and Nan Xiang Chicken Rice, Roast Paradise definitely loses out on pricing.
The part used for Char Siew is definitely unlike the regular cut. Wanted to ask Randall about it, but he was busy entertaining the lunch crowd and it eventually slipped my mind too. Translucent fat, deeply marinated meat, caramelized crispy outside with charred edges.
What impressed me for the Roasted Pork was its thin crispy crust which breaks into flakes upon chewing it. I thought that the porky smell was kept at bay, however, my friend found it overpowering though.
01-122 Old Airport Road Food Centre
11:00am to 4:00pm (closed on Monday)
Tel: 97867396 / 91891017