Famed Michelin Roast @ Kam’s Roast
Famous HK Michelin Star roast meat restaurant Kam’s Roast Goose opened an outlet in Singapore last year. I have been wanting to try it but heard about the long queue in the initial months following and was a little put off.
The. I found out that they do accept reservations for their VIP room. They have a private room of 10 which you can book but it is for groups of 10 only and you need to choose between 2 set menus. Yes, no ala-carte order. Each set is at $380++. I decided to book it for our Mother’s Day lunch. Reservation to me is fixed at 11am, 1pm, 3pm etc…every 2 hours. A credit card is required to secure this booking as there are penalties for no show or cancellations. Yes, it is that strict. I made the reservation despite al the conditions as I really did not fancy having to queue. I selected Menu A.
We ordered our drinks upon arrival and each of us could select either plain white rice or Braised Noodles with Ginger and Scallions. All of us went for the noodles except my niece who wanted rice.
We started with some appetizers which wa apart of the set meal. First appetizer waa the Honey Glazed Soy Beans. Nice little snack but nothing special.
Next was the Jellyfish with Sesame Oil. The Jellyfish was crunchy. Taste was ok.
The third appetizer was Marinated Cucumber with Vinegar and Garlic. The cucumber is crunchy and the vinegar makes this an appetizing dish.
Then we were served our noodles. It is plain noodles tossed with some oil and ginger and garnished with scallions. A simple noodle but goes well with the roast meat that we were going to have.This menu came with half a roast suckling pig. The crackling was nice and crispy. Not at all hard. Very well done. Well enjoyed by all.
It is difficult or amost impossible to get good in Singapore as the major supply comes from China and Goose from China has not been able to get the necessary approval from AVA to be imported. So instead of its famed Roast Goose dish served in HK, Kam’s serves Roast Duck in its Singapore outlet. We had a whole roast duck. The cracklings is thin and crispy while meat is succulent. But still I find that it is not as good as its Roast Goose serve in HK. And when compared to other Roast Duck in Singapore is not exceptionally better than many of the other good ones e.g. London Fat Duck.
The ‘Toro’ Char Siew that came up is a must try. Made with premium pork belly, the BBQ meat melts in your mouth and had a nice smokey flavour. Each slice of meat also has the right balance of fat and lean meat. Thumbs up!
The normal char siew that came up after that seems ordinary and dry after we have had the ‘Toro’ Char Siew. Made with lean meat, this comes across as dry and lacks flavour.
The Crispy Roast Pork was served with a mustard dipping sauce. The crackling is crispy and the meat is flavorful.
As it was Mother’s Day weekend Kam’s was having a promotion. For every $100 spend, you get a complimentary serving of Lo Sui Duck. This is a dish where the duck is braised with herbs and served with bean curb cooked in the same gravy. The duck meat is tender but I don’t really fancy this dish.
As our set meal was without dessert, we ordered the red bean soup with aged orange peel ($5.80). It is the only dessert on the menu. The red bean was well cooked and soft and the aged orange peel gives it a nice fragrant. Not too sweet and just right.
We had leader some drinks too and the total bill with tax came up to $508 for the 10 of us. Overall meal was ok but not great. I expected more. Will I come again? I don’t think so. I can get similar quality food at better price elsewhere. There is nothing special here.