20 February 2017

Comfort Food



I love rice.  I can survive on bread, pasta, pizza, and steak, but only for so long.  When I was in London, I was staying in Regent's Park, but I remember making the trek to Chinatown, because I was craving for some Asian food.  Trips back from overseas, time and time again, would find me heading straight out to get myself some char siew fan (叉燒rice with roasted barbecue pork slices). Yes, you can probably get the same in any Chinatown in different countries, but trust me, it's not quite the same.

A couple of friends recommended this little hole-in-the-wall near our place called 新桂香燒臘 (sorry, no English name). They specialize in siu mei (燒味).  The shop has two small tables inside that seats two each and a couple of tables outside on the street that seats three each. People mostly buy take-out; business is brisk.  

So far, I've tried their barbecued pork (叉燒), soy chicken (豉油雞), marinated steamed chicken (白切雞), and roasted pork with crispy skin (燒肉) --all mouthwatering, super yummy goodness.  Next up, I want to try their roasted goose (燒鵝), roasted duck (燒鴨), and the suckling pig (乳豬).  I have a feeling I won't be disappointed, going by the number of orders for these items when I was there last.
  
Singwa - Wed, 22 Feb 2017

What's comfort food for you?



10 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

There is something so good about comfort food you didn't make yourself!

Linda Blatchford said...

Macaroni and cheese is comfort food for me. And, yes, it's better if someone else makes it.

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Anita said...

You've reminded me of a hole-in-the wall restaurant not far from my home called Pad Thai, which is the dish I'd love to be eating for dinner! A friend and I just talked about it yesterday. It must be our time to go.
As for comfort food: it must have lots of flavor and be hearty!

Rhonda Albom said...

That's easy. Pizza, chocolate, and ice cream.

Amy Franks said...

oh, don't do that, I'm feeling hungry now :-)

likeschocolate said...

I am hungry now! That looks amazing!

Sharon said...

When I visited London we found an Italian restaurant around the corner from our hotel. That's comfort for me -- a warm plate of pasta and a good glass of wine :).

Jill Harrison said...

Rice is such a versatile food. I use it much more than traditional potatoes in my household. Comfort food? chocolate!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Looks so delicious! Comfort food for me is rice, beans, roasted pork and fried plantains. I do not get to eat that so often because of where I life but I get transported to my childhood every time I get to eat that. #PhotoFriday

Lisa Kerner said...

We have yet to find good Asian food since we moved. Man I am craving some. And, as long as it is good, (I am super picky since I have had authentic oriental food) I would take anything... Korean, Thai, Japanese, Chinese. Your post makes me hungry :-D

Lisa @ LTTL

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