You can probably tell by the name already but SHAO is a zi char restaurant specializing in roasted, BBQ, and seafood dishes. Opened by Chef Jack Ding and his team this year, this new restaurant is the place to go if you want to have some barbecued food, roasted meats, a good drink, and a nice chillout spot to hang out. Chef Ding opened up SHAO to promote his love for cooking and his belief that good food is meant to be shared with your loved ones. We have sampled some of his creations, read on to find out more!
At SHAO, they believe that simplicity brings out the best flavours of the main ingredient. You can see that in their Signature Crab. It’s definitely not like your typical chilli crab. No over-the-top ingredients or fancy cookery; just a pretty sizable crab cooked with simple ingredients like pepper, salt and Japanese Unagi sauce. You know what they say, simplicity is the best. The savoury sauce brings out the natural sweetness of the fresh crab, perfect for those who want a no-nonsense crab dish to share around. You can enjoy them just the way it is or you can dip your crab into their special homemade chilli sauce or wasabi sauce for an extra kick.
Apart from their crab, SHAO has so many to offer, including vegetarian dishes. Those who are looking for a place to eat in the afternoon, have some lunch sets such as their Seafood Fried Rice set or Roast Pork set. However, if you’re browsing through their grand menu of seafood, roasted delights and more, you will be spoilt for choice! If you want a nice, comforting meal, do try out their Vegetarian Fried Hor Fun. It is filling but not too heavy, fragrant with the wok hei aroma and filled with lots of Kai Lan veggies. This is one dish that will hit the spot.
Get some sides together with your main dish! Now, who can resist some BBQ Squid eh? It is squid that has been barbequed to perfection, topped with Unagi sauce and sliced up for easy eating. Smokey, sweet, savoury and not overcooked, this is a great dish to eat with rice or with a nice cold glass of beer. Squeeze some lemon and dip the squid into their chilli for the added burst of flavours!
Be sure to eat your veggies! SHAO also offers lots of tasty vegetable dishes that even the fussiest diners would want to try. If you want something that has a bit of everything, get the Stir-fried Luffa. This dish does contain not only luffa, but also succulent prawns, egg and topped with a thick silky sauce. Definitely not like your boring plate of veggies, this dish is packed full of savoury goodness that goes well with rice.
SHAO is all about good food being shared around with the people you love. It is a great place to bond with your family or hang out with your friends or colleagues with some drinks! Even if you can’t make it to the restaurant, they also do deliveries and takeaways. So you can enjoy their signature dishes right in the comfort of your own home. For more good BBQ dishes, check out 5 of the Best Satays in Singapore!
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