If you’re a fan of Cantonese barbecued pork, make your way to Chop Chop in Fortress Hill. The new restaurant is headlined by chef Dai Lung – a veteran of Canto cooking who inspired the famous char siu ‘sorrowful rice’ featured in Stephen Chow’s seminal comedy, The God of Cookery.
At Chop Chop, the signature roasted pork belly char siu rice ($80, with soup) is made according to chef Dai’s long-perfected recipe. Expect meat that’s succulent, tender and charred and caramelised in all the right spots. It’s served with premium rice from Heilongjiang, and local firstborn eggs done sunnyside up to show off their bright yolks. Aside from the signature char siu, you can also try other Cantonese roast meats, including roast goose and crispy pork belly.