I featured Yan Chuan Roaster a few years ago when I stumbled upon the shop at Ubi Ave 2. It was and is still one of the few places in Singapore that sells a whole roasted duck for just $16. And we’re talking about a huge duck here that is of a good roasted meat stall quality, not those run-of-the-mill type that you can get from most wet markets at lower prices.
The impressive thing is, despite ongoing inflation, the prices at Yan Chuan Roaster still remain the same today. Four years ago, it was $16 per duck. Four years later, it’s still $16 per duck. Wow.
While this roasted duck isn’t the cheapest in the market (you can find $13.80 duck at Balestier or $15 duck at People’s Park Complex), I find it to be one of the tastiest (besides being bigger in size too) so it’s absolutely worth it.
I’ll always get them to chop the duck for me so I don’t have to do it myself. But for those of you who wants to buy the duck for praying purpose, you can get them in whole too.
Their roasted duck never disappoints. Beautifully done with a nice crisp to the skin. You can even taste the spices used to marinate the duck. There’s not a lot of excessive fat beneath the skin and overall, the duck is very meaty. Most importantly, it never tastes gamey at all which is what I like best.
Size wise, the duck is considered big for the price. This portion can easily feed 4-6 persons.
What I really want to share on this post today is their Roasted Pork (or Sio Bak) which I’m trying for the first time. At just $20 per kg, this roasted pork is definitely value for money. I got this 500g portion for just $10.
The crackling is crispy and nicely salted. The meat is moist and juicy. Good ratio of fats to meat too.
By the way, if you’re interested to know how to make sio bak from scratch, check out my Crispy Roast Pork Recipe.
If you happen to stop by Ubi area, do check out this roaster for their delicious and reasonably-priced meats.
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