Thursday, September 13, 2012

Best char siew @ Toast & Roast, SS2, Petaling Jaya

Heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth, delicious...



These are words commonly used to describe the char siew (BBQ pork) from Toast & Roast in SS2, PJ. We are completely smitten with the char siew here, hence whenever the craving for char siew hits, only the best at Toast & Roast will do. 

I always complain to Hubby that SS2 is too far a drive, but once we get here, and sink our teeths into the char siew, I wonder why we didn't come sooner. Since trying the char siew here in January 2011, we are happy to report that it has remained a firm favorite with our family. 

Porky delights



Check out the beautiful layers of lean meat and melting fat!


Nice caramelised exterior..


The Premium Char Siew is half fat-half lean and toasted to perfection using charcoal, hence it is slightly charred on the exterior with a gorgeous caramelised finish. We ordered a medium portion (RM16) to share and it was devoured in no time. In my opinion, the char siew here is thick and chunky and has the perfect fat-meat ratio - that's why biting into each piece of char siew is like having a piece of heaven. I love eating mine, dipped slightly in the thick, sweet sauce provided. 


"We must resist from ordering another," we tell ourselves, but very often, we find ourselves losing our willpower to the sight of the beauties hanging at the front of the restaurant. When it is this good, one plate is never enough! So we ended up ordering another small portion of char siew (RM8)...

For us the perfect accompaniment to the char siew here is a bowl of Hakka Noodles (RM6). The springy noodles are topped with minced pork and crunchy fish skin for some added texture. We also like the crispy deep fried wantans (RM3).



Hakka Noodles Original



Crispy deep fried wantans (RM3)


Refreshing roselle sour plum (RM2.70)


Menu


Chop chop chop!



Verdict: The char siew here is definitely the best in my books. 

You can read about my previous experience at Toast & Roast here.  Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. 

Join Toast & Roast's Facebook page here


Opening times: 9am to 4.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Location: Toast & Roast, No. 20, Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya, 47300 Selangor.

Tel: 016-682 2249 (Angie)

GPS Coordinates: 3.127629, 101.627237

43 comments:

  1. Wow...the char siew looks decadent...but how abt the siew yuk? Cause I like to nom both together...hahaha =)

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    1. I tried the roast pork on my first visit, it was just so-so for me. Didnt try it again after... always stuck to several plates of char siew instead ;P

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  2. Both are my fav food. My mum is a Hakka & I love Hakka noodles! And the "char siew" is very different from the Sydney's style of char siew. It's more sweeter in Malaysian version. The Sydney's style is more salty, made by hong kees!

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    1. Oooo that's interesting. I always eat sweet char siew over here... you can come here and try in Dec if u have time. Place is very clean also.

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    1. I tried the roast pork in Jan 2011, was so-so only. Maybe now they have improved, I dunno. But I love their char siew.

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  4. been wanting to go there forever, only lunch time gahhh

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  5. Dear Baby Sumo,

    The char siew at this place does look pretty awesome with that semi fat and lean meat. My favourite place in KL is at Soo Kee in Ampang. But I agree with one of the readers that you need to be careful how this place charges their customers. http://theyumlist.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/soo-kee-ampang-kuala-lumpur-malaysia.html

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    1. I have not tried Soo Kee, maybe I can drag Hubby there next.

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  6. Oooo...the char siew looks so moist, so delicious. It must be absolutely heavenly! Slurpssss!!!!! I'd like to try the Hakka noodles too - the one I had in Seremban certainly did not get my jumping up and down with delight.

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    1. Oh you didn't like the Seremban one? That is actually one of my favorite ones, since the noodles are handmade.

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  7. WOW! Juicy char siew and looking good punya hakka mee!! I so want to try them ;)

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  8. hIGH 5, this is my no. 1 char siu too although some might say this is too sweet :P

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    1. Hoorayyyy! Is it too sweet? For me JUST NICE ;)

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  9. I spotted Hakka Mee. Yummm..my fav!

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  10. a bit of a stressful day at work, so i need some meaty comfort food this evening! maybe char siew might do the trick! :D

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    1. Awwwwww... hope whatever u to eat AND drink tonight help cheer u up!

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  11. Hi Baby Sumo, wah.... so mouth watering.... see already now hungry. LOL
    Excellent pictures, like 3D especially the 2nd,3rd,& 4th pictures. yum yum

    Have a nice day, regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia, thanks so much! Have u tried this place before?

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  12. Yeah, hubby brought me here before. They wre pretty good. Hv you tried the one at sec 17 at the happy flats? The corner coffee shop sells even better char siew, but the boss is one gruff man, you cannot order, he will serve you what he has based on the number of pax.

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    1. Haven't... I may need to PM u later to ask u for directions so I'm really clueless around PJ. Based on no. of pax... hmmm then I have to bring my two kids, trick him into thinking tht my kids need a portion of char siew too and I can eat their share. LOL!

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  13. I love those noodles! Seldom see them in Singapore though. This looks so good, especially with the Char Siew!

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    1. Actually Hakka noodles can be replicated at home quite easily. Can use the dried curly noodles.

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  14. SS2 is not too far from me! The Hakka Noodles look really good too! I should tell my family to go there together next time!

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    1. Lucky you for living so close by! We have to drive quite a distance to get here but it's worth it. ;)

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  15. used to love it here. but jatuh std di .. and also expensive. I can take u to eat fab caramelized Charsiew, just like that for 1/3 the price :P

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    1. Ciki: We just went recently wor.. it was still good. But I agree, it's expensive. I'm game for trying the new place.. let's GO!

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  16. so shiok looking... must go soon since hubby loves char siew & Hakka mee... I used to patron Meng Kee but I heard this is even better!

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  17. Definitely one of our fave char siew spots in town too:D

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  18. Our favourite char siew place too! :D

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  19. I go there at least once a month! Love the char siew there. But yeah, getting pricier. :(

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    1. Yeah and we always order like triple portions of the char siew!

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  21. I'm at the restaurant following this review.
    1. Service takes 30 min
    2. Siew yok and char Siew portion is 10 pieces only
    3. So so. I tried Better ones at d champion duck rice

    Might not come again.

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  22. Stumble upon this blog post, long time never had char siew, did not know ss2 got this shop. will visit soon. Is it near pelita?

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    1. Hi Michael.

      They have actually moved shop to 101 Jalan SS2/6, PJ.

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