Fook Kin restaurant adds "cool" effect to sweet and sour pork

Fook Kin restaurant adds "cool" effect to sweet and sour pork

Whenever I visit Singapore, I start preparing my list of must-eat local dishes and must-try food places. Fook Kin restaurant has been on my must-try list for a while now. They specialise in Cantonese-style BBQ meat and I couldn’t think of anyone better than Singapore food connoisseur KF Seetoh to join me for a meal!

Known for his tv shows, youtube food videos, the Makansutra Singapore food guides, the successful Urban Hawker Singapore food court in New York and the Makansutra Gluttons Bay food centre just to name a few of his successes, KF Seetoh has made a name for himself as THE Singapore streetfood guru.

Having a meal with Singapore streetfood guru and founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh

Speciality roasts galore

Fook Kin's menu consists of some appetizers, speciality roast dishes and small plates. Since I have been craving to try their roast pork and char siew, I wanted to try all the speciality roast options!

Roast Duck in Si Mei sauce

The roast duck in Si Mei sauce. This was roast duck at another level. The meat was so juicy and tender and the sweetness of the Si Mei sauce, which is made with sour plums, candied ginger, wolf berries and rock sugar, complemented the duck really well. 

Caramelised Char Siew and Roast Pork Belly combo
The side dishes were Mee Kia and Bok Choy

Caramelised char siew. Char siew is a specialised Cantonese type of roast meat that has been marinated in hoi-sin, five spice powder and other secret ingredients. Fook Kin’s version was absolutely delicious. I could really taste the caramelised skin with each bite and the sweet and savoury flavours blended so well together. One of the best char siew I had eaten in a long time!

Golden Crackling Siew Yoke (Roast Pork Belly) close-up

Golden crackling siew yoke (roast pork belly). The roast pork and the char siew were what I had been waiting for! The roast pork was so incredibly crunchy and the seasoning really well-balanced. I loved it so much that I will definitely go back to Fook Kin next time I'm in Singapore.

Sweet and Sour Pork

New dish on the block

Their newest dish on the menu was the sweet and sour pork. The dry ice helped to keep the pork super-crispy, but the smoke gave the dish a cool and dramatic effect! Crunchy, juicy, sweet and tangy….you couldn't ask for a better sweet and sour pork! Just wow.

Old-school Hong Kong Café-Style Interior

Nostalgic and modern interior

This old-school-meets-modern style restaurant has a nostalgic interior that made me feel straight at home. The neon lights and the cool art on the walls, made the atmosphere feel fun and playful.

If you are looking for a good Cantonese BBQ meet restaurant in Singapore, I highly recommend Fook Kin. But bring lots of friends along because you'd want to try as many dishes as possible from their menu!

Fook Kin
111 Killiney Road,

From right to left: KF Seetoh, Kai Koh (co-owner of Fook Kin) and yours truly. Picture credit KF Seetoh