Kam’s Roast Opens Today in Megamall, and Here’s the One Thing You Have to OrderMay 15, 2018
- Bea OsmeñaWords
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 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 (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
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.
A one-Michelin starred Hong Kong roast restaurant.