Chalong: Singapore’s First Charcoal-Grilled Meats Takeaway Kiosk


I made a trip down to Chalong to find a long queue of eager customers, which was coincidentally also the last day for their one-for-one promotion in lieu of their store opening.

Helming the kitchen is chef-owner Elin Boh — the 26-year-old holds a grand diploma for pastry and cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu (Paris), and a grand diploma from Oliver Bajard International School of Patisserie (Perpignan, France).

On a visit to Chalong located in Phuket, he chanced upon a well-known delicacy, the charcoal-grilled pork. Since then, the lingering taste of the pork compelled him to start up a store in Singapore.


The thing that keeps people going back to Chalong is none other than their meats, whereby the beef is air-flown from New Zealand and the pork is from Spain.

They are charcoal-grilled and smoked in apple wood using a Josper Oven, which caused the meats to be fuller in flavour, smokiness and texture on a whole.

The foods are prepared freshly and only the best ingredients are used in the process, such as the Japanese Yamagata Haneuki rice, Himalayan salt and Denmark butter.


The signature Grass-fed Black Angus Striploin ($14) is a popular item among customers. Chalong

It comes in thin strips of medium-rare beef brushed in Himalayan salt and crowned around a mi-cuit (half-cooked) egg. The French red wine sauce is drizzled over, providing the dish a glistening look, that causes one to salivate.


Another favourite is the 18hr sous vide jowl ($12) served with homemade chilli sauce. The pork jowl is tender and juicy on their own, while the chilli has a spicy kick that balances well with the sweetness of the pork.

Customers can also add on grilled asparagus ($1), grilled tomatoes ($1), extra rice ($1) and mi-cuit egg ($1), to make the meal more complete and wholesome.


Chalong is indeed a place full of potential, emphasizing on their meats that are marinated and grilled well. As a takeaway kiosk, it is popular among office crowds who wants something fuss-free and easy.

Expected Damage: $9 onwards

Chalong: Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street #B2-21 Singapore 078884 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30AM – 2PM, 5:30PM-7:30PM, Sat 11:30AM-3PM | Website