Restaurants / Bars

Kam’s Roast Opens Today in Megamall, and Here’s the One Thing You Have to Order

May 15, 2018

Hong Kong’s one-Michelin starred Kam’s Roast has just opened in Manila in the midst of the growing HK roast craze that has slowly been taking over our bellies in Manila, whether through pop-ups, restaurants, and home-based delivery services. Kam’s Roast has been awarded with one star from the Michelin Guide for 4 consecutive years since 2014 and are famed for their family legacy in the roasting tradition.

The roasting tradition of the Kam family dates back to 1942, when the grandfather of Kam’s Roast owner Hardy Kam opened Yung Kee Restaurant in Hong Kong, regarded as a culinary institution by many.

The third generation of his family to continue the legacy, Hardy Kam’s restaurant in Manila reflects a typical HK Roast with their roasted wares hanging at the front of the restaurant behind a glass window to entice hungry passersby. Its interiors are simple and refined, with a 2 private rooms in that can open up into a a single larger space for 20 people.

While it may seem temping to order the roast duck or goose (and by all means do if it suits your taste), there is one menu item that we consider a must-have at Kam’s:

TORO CHAR SIU

The left-most column of meat is the Toro Char Siu.

Toro Char Siu is named such in reference to the marbled cut of fatty tuna used in sushi or served as sashimi. A decadent cut of the pork belly, the Toro Char Siu is soft, flavor-packed, and melts in your mouth. It has a caramelized outer layer that literally sticks to your teeth, adding depth and texture without making it too sweet. Balance out this richness with the noodles with shrimp roe on the side to replace your rice, with a hearty ocean saltiness that punctuates each mouthful.


KAM’S ROAST

A one-Michelin starred Hong Kong roast restaurant.

ADDRESS: 3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM MegaMall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
VISIT: 10AM-10PM daily
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Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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