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 (叉燒飯, 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.
What's comfort food for you?