Zi char restaurants are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but one that truly sets itself apart from the rest is Uncle Leong Signatures. Famed for their fresh seafood since 2002, the restaurant boasts a diverse menu of delicacies and is a perennial go-to spot for family dinners and special occasions.
We had the opportunity to try out some of their signature dishes and here’s what we thought!
First up, we had an appetizer: Salted Egg Lotus Root (S$11.80). The lotus chips were well-coated with salted egg, and each savoury bite oozes flavour – a perfect balance of sweet and salty. It was also crispy and reminiscent of potato chips.
Served next was the Sunkist Pork Ribs (S$13.80). The succulent ribs were well-marinated and drizzled with a generous amount of their orange-juice infused secret sauce. The sweet citrus dressing was also not overpowering; it complements the savoury meat and gave it a zesty bite.
One of the must-try items is the Signature Hor Fun (S$10). Deemed as a childhood comfort food, the hor fun here was scrumptious – the noodles were slightly Q and silky smooth. The rich egg gravy was also very piquant, while the hint of spiciness gave the dish an extra kick.
The moment the Hong Kong Style Typhoon Shelter Crab (S$76.50) was placed on our table, we immediately dug in. The fresh crab was succulent and sweet, and you can taste the slight wok hei. Despite being cooked with dried chilli, you can’t taste the spiciness at all.
Lastly, we were served the Mala Crab (S$76.50), an off-the-menu item. It was a perfect rendition to the usual crab sauces we were accustomed to. The crab paired really well with the sauce; the meat had a sweet yet spicy aftertaste. The spice packed a punch, giving it a tangy flavour.
The food standard at Uncle Leong Signatures is definitely a cut above the rest, and the portion sizes are generous.
83 Punggol Central
#B1-21 Waterway Point
Tel: +65 6385 9989
Daily: 11am – 10:30pm
Nearest Station: Punggol