Be it roast duck, BBQ pork (char siew), or chicken, it’s hard to beat a platter of Cantonese-style roasted meats on days when you’re feeling extra indulgent.
Although there’s nothing quite like the real deal (in Hong Kong itself), you can have arguably the next best option at Hong Kong Jin Tian along Havelock Road.
Helmed by a family from Hong Kong, the popular charcoal-roasted meat eatery has moved around the Tiong Bahru area — from its original Seng Poh Road location to Zion Road, and then Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, before finally settling down at Havelock Food Cooked Food Centre (for good, we hope!).
Take your pick from an array of roasted meats, which can be ordered whole, in batches (per kilogram), or as an individual portion with or without carbs.
The stall is perhaps best known for its Roasted Duck, available with Rice or Noodles (S$4.50), but we highly recommend taking it up a notch with the Roasted Duck Drumstick (S$9), the best and most prized part.
Tender and juicy meat with a balanced ratio of crisp skin to glistening fat — no wonder Hong Kong Jin Tian has plenty of loyal customers who constantly sing praises about the duck!
You can also find Roasted Pork Rice/Noodle (S$4.50), Steamed Chicken Rice/Noodle (S$4.50), Char Siew Rice/Noodle (S$4.50), and even the classic Wanton Noodle (S$4.50), which may leave you feeling spoilt for choice. In that case, why not have the best of both worlds with the Combo Rice/Noodle (S$5.50)?
Regardless of your roasted meat preferences, don’t forget to load up on the stall’s signature yet uncommonly found spring onion and ginger condiment — it goes well with everything.
Eager to get your hands on what some consider to be the best HK-style roasted meats in Singapore? Stop salivating and head over to Hong Kong Jin Tian now!
Hong Kong Jin Tian
📍22A Havelock Road, #01-03, Singapore 161022
🕒 8pm–7pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon
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