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If you’re looking for really good roasted meats done traditionally by a guy who absolutely knows what he’s doing, you have got to try Yee Kee in the Bukit Merah/ Redhill area. For Char Siew, Sio Bak, Roasted Duck and all things beautifully burnished and carnivorously charred, this is our Makan Kaki Lee Chin Sin‘s go-to stall!
Why is it Chin Sin’s first choice for roasted meats? First of all, all dishes come with a serving of salted vegetable soup, which is a delightful foil to the rich, fatty meats.
Secondly, the uncle manning the stall, when he’s not too busy dealing with his streams of customers, is friendly and refreshingly candid. Case in point – when asked which is the best part of the duck to order, rather than recommend the more expensive thigh meat, he advised Chin Sin to go for a cheaper, but much tastier part, in his opinion. By the way, that part is just adjacent to the thigh, kind of the duck version of chicken oysters.
While we’re on the meats, everything here is done simply but so skillfully and deliciously. You really can’t go wrong ordering their Roasted Duck or Sio Bak (both pictured). The Sio Bak, in particular, is outstanding. Tender meat and a delightfully crisp crackling, as you can see in the picture!
Yee Kee Specialist Roasted Duck
Add: Blk 148, Silat Avenue (Jalan Bukit Merah), #01-14
Tel: +65 96977083
P.S. Last chance to try this marvelous Old School stall, if this is to be believed! Yee Kee is shutting for good at the end of this month?!