leong wai roasted delight

HOLLAND VILLAGE FOOD GUIDE: Leong Wei Roasted Delight

We all know the cost of food has gone up quite a fair bit. It’s no longer easy to buy a $2 lunch anymore. Even if you can find one, the quality of the food will likely be bad. As the saying goes, “good things not cheap, cheap thing not good.”

There are, however, always exceptions.

Incredible Price

One of them is Leong Wei Roasted Delight in Holland Drive Food Centre. This stall is what I would classify as CNG (cheap and good).

Prices for a plate of char siew or sio bak rice starts from only $2. I am not kidding. Yes, $2, you heard it correctly.

Kudos to the stall owners who have not increased their prices for more than 30 years!

With this kind of price level, it is not surprising to see the queue every lunchtime. The queue usually starts forming even before the stall opens at 11.30am. After all, who can turn away from cheap and good food?

Don’t be disheartened by the queue because the service is usually prompt. But there are times when it is held up by someone who ta pao (takeaway) many packets.

best roast pork rice in holland area
The char siew and siew yok combo cost only $3

Decent Taste

I ordered my plate of char siew and sio bak combination for only $3, which came with a fairly generous portion. With an additional bowl of soup for only $2.50, I had a very hearty meal.

The char siew and sio bak did not disappoint me. Leong Wei Roasted Delight did live up to its name because the meats were sheer delight.

Char siew was savoury, tender, juicy and not too sweet. If you are looking for the Malaysian style that is caramelised and with more fats than meat, then this is not for you. If you are health-conscious, then you can eat without guilt, without any sacrifice on the taste.

Leong Wei’s sio bak was delicious with some amount of fats. The golden-brown skin was crispy. With gravy poured over the rice and with their special chilli sauce, everything tasted just right.

If you have the chance, you must also try their roast duck. You can order a lunch combo set with three kinds of meats and soup for only $7.90.  So cheap where to find?

leong wei roasted delight
Sze chuan vegetable with spare ribs soup for only $2.50

Choices of Soup for Only $2.50 Each

To top it all, the pork rib soup with sze chuan vegetable I ordered was very flavourful. It even came with three pieces of meaty pork ribs. I slurped up every spoonful of the soup.

Leong Wei offers many options of soups, all at $2.50 each:

  • Peanuts with chicken feet
  • Salted vegetable with duck wing
  • Lotus soup with spare ribs
  • Black eyed beans with spare ribs
  • Sze chuan vegetable with chicken
  • Sze chuan vegetable with spare ribs
  • Winter melon with chicken
  • Winter melon with spare ribs
  • Watercress with chicken
  • Watercress with spare ribs
leong wei roasted delight
leong wei roasted delight

Address: LEONG WEI ROASTED DELIGHTS 良伟腊味饭. Holland Drive Market & Food Centre. 44 Holland Drive #02-36 Singapore 270044

My overall verdict: 4.25/5

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