Food Review: Char Casual Dining, Uptown Parade, BGC

Singapore’s Favorite Char Siew is finally in the Philippines!

This restaurant was started by two brothers from the United Kingdom, Anthony and Alvin Ung, who dreamt of changing the Cantonese roast meat experience in Singapore. For 30 years, they were exposed to the fascinating techniques of various Western & Asian restaurants within Birmingham which gave the brothers the inspiration to refine the Char Siew, one of Singapore’s favorite dishes.

The first bite hushed us – the meat (Char Siew) was so soft and packed with flavour I could almost feel it melting on my tongue. The roast pork belly had a lovely tenderness too, a striking juxtaposition with the crackling crispness of the skin.”- Cheryl Lu-Tien Tan, The New York Times
Char Siew
  • Using a combination Charodern cooking science paired with traditional roasting style, the Char Siew is glazed evenly with a special sauce that blends saltiness and sweetness as it slowly melts in your mouth.

Clockwise from Left:
  1. Beef with Green Pepper in Black Pepper Sauce – ₱380.00
  2. Double Roast – ₱650.00
  3. Spinach with Preserved Beancurd – ₱230.00
  4. Chinese Sausage with Dried Shrimps Fried Rice – ₱220.00
  5. Minced Pork with Aubergine in Casserole – ₱280.00
  6. Tatsoi with Dried Scallops – ₱260.00
  7. (Middle) Triple Roast – ₱850.00

  • A Closer look at them – Delicious!

Clockwise from Left:
  1. Mango Panacotta – ₱120.00
  2. Creme Brulee – ₱120.00
  3. Buchi – ₱120.00

  • Fresh Watermelon Juice – ₱180.00
If you are a frequent traveler to and from Singapore, then you might have heard about this restaurant with long queues located on the busy street of Guillemard Road – Char Dining.

Menu:


Overall Verdict:
  • Location – Very accessible for people who have their own vehicles. A little far to walk from Bonifacio High Street, just hop on a cab – will not cost you much if coming from Market Market, SM Aura, or Bonifacio High Street. Char is Located at 2F, Uptown Parade, right beside Valkyrie Nightclub and across Uptown Mall.
  • Ambiance – As soon as I entered the restaurant, my eyes immediately saw a l of earth colors. Very relaxing, and the decors are just right.
  • Food – This is my first time to try Cantonese style Char (or roast) dishes, so my first reaction to Char Siew is that it was a little salty. Then I got to know the background, and appreciated the taste eventually. I specially liked the Double/Triple Roast, because I got to taste all of  their specialty on one plate (Take note: VERY GOOD). All in all, their dishes are very recommendable. Filipinos would very much like them.
  • Service Crew – From entry to exit, their service crew are very well trained, always smiling, and very attentive. They will attend to your needs asap. Kudos to the management!


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