Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Rose Garden BBQ Shop (2)

I am so stuffed with schoolwork right now that I practically live, breathe, eat and sleep essays...but I just have the time for one very quick post now. Hopefully I'll be liberated by the end of the week - have a couple of food posts I want to get up.

Rose Garden BBQ Shop - one of my favourite Chinese places, period. Food's mostly fantastic and unlike some of its counterparts (who shall remain unnamed) - the service there is generally very good as the Mrs.Boss and family are all rather friendly and generous with their smiles.

So I was at Victoria Market yesterday and wanted lunch - and decided to try their roast meats as I've never really tried it before. I opted for a mix of Honey Roasted Pork (Char Siew) and Crispy Skin Pork (Siu Yok) aka 叉烧烧肉饭 ($7.80).

My takeaway box :)

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Behold the golden red char siew!

AND the yummy siu yok!

Seriously, the pictures speak for themselves. Doesn't it look so amazingly yummy!? The char siew was tender and delicious and juicy - and not too fatty. But I think the siu yok is fantastic. Although I am one of the very weird that doesn't really eat the crispy part of the pork - the pork itself was SO good. It was so less fatty than other siu yok I have seen, means I get more value for my meat! Cos I throw away fatty bits so normally I end up eating only half a siu yok but for Rose Garden's I can finish an entire piece! Yay!

Definitely getting this dish again in near future. Will try eating the crispy bits the next time...

- Mouse

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Rose Garden BBQ Shop
435 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne 3000
Phone: (03) 9329 1560


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

.......... WHY did u throw away the golden crispy skin???so wasted! then u prob should not order the pork. Looking at them jt make me drool. I also must go in the near future.LOVE rose garden's food!

San

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i prefer dark burnt caramelised char siew..sorry to say..i dont exactly like aussie pork..got a bad smell..dunno why..but if im forced to haha..

tfp said...

Droooool, your takeaway box looks great! What!!?!! You don't eat the crackling?! :-O

Ginger said...

Looked good. You missed out on cracklings big time. Haha. Well, at least youre taking care of your cholesterol level, which is good, in a way. Lol.

New Kid on the Blog said...

the crispy skin is the soul of the siu yok la!!!! :D

Hungry Hamster said...

I agree that the owner is so nice! She's always smiling! I was soo surprised when I ate there! It was very different from other Cantonese restaurants experience that I've had.

I've had their fried rice with shredded duck and preserve vegetables before.Not bad, but I couldn't really find the duck pieces. I think they were there 'in spirit' haha.
Anyway, do you know whether their 'roast duck' is good?

Junkgirl said...

As per the previous comments, the crispy part is the best part. Try it in future Mouse. The food at Rose Garden is great & good value but the place is always crowded. Well, i guess that is the indication of its goodness...

tigerfish said...

Won't this box of siu yok and char siew just wake you up?

crushedguava said...

rose garden is awesome, but don't you feel that you always walk out of it smelling like bbq and oil? especially when you're wearing a good jacket haha.

Truffle said...

I love roast meats. I always end up ordering the duck although I'm sure it's terribly bad for you. It's just too yummy to pass up!

Your photos are sensational. So mouthwatering!

.+ shopaholic +. said...

Rose Garden BBQ Shop .. hmm.. don't think I've ever noticed it, which is a bit of a shame.. the food looks really good!

Btw, does the siu yok/char siew give off the funny pork smell? :S

stickyfingers said...

OMG I'm with the others, the sieu yook crispy skin is the best bit!

I'm lucky, Papa Stickyfingers trained for three months under one of the Hong Kong roast meat master chefs, so I always have excellent char siew in the freezer for those cravings.

Precious Pea said...

Aiyoooo...people eat roast pork cos of the crispy skin and you throw it aways. But i always like the serving in Melb. Just look at the amount of meat, it's overflowing! I think hor, with that amount of meat, KL hawker can serve 4 plates oledi.

Hungry Hamster said...

Hey IronEaters, are you guys busy with your exams? Get back soon! I'm looking forward to more posts!! *hungry*

Pati said...

OMG, you are so insanely CUTE!!
Cant wait for you to come home on Sunday, hmmm?
Taka hates you BTW!
-virtual hugs until Sunday-

jfox said...

so happy you've blogged about rose garden, my favourite take away place for good ol comfort food!

Mixy said...

Rose Garden BBQ is amazing! Every time i have eaten there i always walk out with a smile and a full stomach. If you're after something a bit different try the stewed pork and lotus root. Trust me you wont be dissapointed.