BBQ Box Katong - Best Chinese Skewers in Singapore!
Chuan er (Chinese-style barbecued skewers) are the hallmark dish of BBQ Box (AKA Barbecue Box), a restaurant that specializes in North Chinese cuisine of the highest calibre, yes they’re bringing Chinese BBQ skewers Singapore. There are over 50, yes FIFTY, different Chinese skewers Singapore to choose from on their ready-to-eat menu, which includes a huge range of meat, seafood, and veggie skewers. Plus a massive variety of beers and ales on offer and super-affordable pricing.
Who’d have thought we have Chinese skewers Singapore? Well, we do now as they present them on your very own warming barbecue box.
And now we have our very own barbecue box at BBQ Box Katong, another demonstration of the huge influx of new Katong Restaurants and Beer Bars. In this case, BBQ Box Katong is both as you’ll see from the front livery of the restaurant. You’ll likely be confused when you first do that Google search for the place, as likely Beer Basket will come up which is another joint further down East Coast Road in Katong.
It’s BBQ Box Katong, it’s Beer Market Katong, it’s barbecue box. It’s a hybrid. For sure I’d go and sit at those front tables and have a few beers. The footfall is ace to people watch in the busy suburb of Katong, and neighbours of many ISLIFEARECIPE favourite Katong Restaurants as you will see later in the blog. But now it is one of our favourites bringing Chinese skewers Singapore and Katong.
In fact, it has replaced a major favourite of ours that we used to frequent often, remember Chaoniu Hot Pot? How good was that place? But what a bonus we now get with BBQ Box + Beer Market, literally overnight becoming some of the best food in Katong.
What is the BBQ Box 'concept'?
It literally is a massive smorgasbord choice of Chinese skewers Singapore (50+) and main plated dishes. Your choices get BBQ grilled in the kitchen and then delivered to the table-side. To keep them warm you have your very own table-top barbecue box. Yep, it is an UBER cool concept. I love it…
Frequently asked questions about BBQ Box Katong answered by ISLIFEARECIPE-dia
OK, one thing to note at BBQ Box Katong is that they are limited to only having 3x 5-seat tables, so if you are a large family 100% make sure you book and don’t risk a walk-in.
And, two of those 5-seater tables are those right at the front of the place that you can see road-side.
PLUS one more thing. If their staff say they don’t book, you need to stand firm because they absolutely do take reservations.
To book and reserve;
Telephone: +65 6518 4358
That’s such an easy question to answer, because they are open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm every single day of the week.
I found barbecue box very affordable for Chinese skewers Singapore, and for such a funky place with such a varied menu. We will absolutely be frequenting here again and again.
You’ll see the smorgasbord of Chinese skewers Singapore that we ordered, which was way too much of course, and we ended up with a take-home bag that easily fed 2 PAX the next day.
There are specials on beers daily, including the one I was enjoying with two Harbin 610ml Beers only hitting $14.80++
Skewers vary from $1++ each to $7.50++ and there also plated mains which are great value like the Big Lamb Rib at $18.80++ – YES, a lamb main dish at less than $30 normal pricing
This is the classic issue with the age of technology & Covid causing zero-touch.
I cannot find a copy of the menu anywhere, and all our food was ordered from the in-restaurant mobile app. You scan a QR which is assigned to your table and then you order away from the on line menu. There is no ‘hard-copy’.
However, if you read below I’ll include a copy of the Geylang Branch Menu, maybe from pre-Covid to give you an idea and I’ll share our purchase and pricing below.
It looks like BBQ Box have their own generic and location independent website for ordering deliveries, but that seems to be in a ‘build’ phase.
They also give two delivery hotline numbers;
8711 9180 and 6221 6629
They also encourage you to switch to the JUMP APP. I assume there you can also see the menu.
They are located at 195 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428900
They are just opposite Church of the Holy Family and just up the road from the infamous Sin Hoi Eating House, another of the restaurants offering the best food in Katong.
I want to share here just how incredible interior designers & builders can be - a before and after of barbecue box... WOW!!!
Let's hear from BBQ Box Katong
Let's check out those Chiese skewers Singapore from BBQ Box Katong, shall we...?
Grilled Potato Chips -perfectly seasoned little things. Maybe could have done with a little bit more charring up, but still so flipping delicious. So more-ish.
As you eat and drink you start to appreciate the perfect pairing of BBQ Box & Beer Market. Match made in heaven.
@ $2.80++ a skewer
And the BBQ Box kicks into action.
On here now we have;
Grilled Tripe – WOOF. A little chewy, but nothing bad. Again that mystery homemade marinade rings through.
@ $1.70++ a skewer
Australian Marbled Beef -WOW!!! I think my favourite dish today. Super-soft and tender beef cubes in some marinade with crack black pepper and then a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Goodness me this was a belter of a skewer. This is 100% going to be a repeat order every single time we visit here.
@ $7.80++ a skewer
Grilled Japanese Scallops – Of course, I did not get into these, but feedback from the family was that they were delicious. Very sweet with the marinade but not overpowering the scallop flavours.
Pan-Fried buns – Yummo. Little Xia Long Bao is then pan-fried like Gyzo or pot-stickers. Served with a zingy vinegar dip. Jude Jude wolfed these down.
Absolutely splendid little dumplings.
Then it got busy haha. Our little BBQ Box was working overtime keeping this lot warm.
Let me give you the remaining skewer items we ordered. A veritable smorgasbord of skewer deliciousness…
Clearly, you can see we ordered hard and fast and actually massively over-ordered. Hey, I was sampling…
Per skewer pricing below
- Baked Sweat Corn (love that spelling mistake on the menu) @ $1.60++
- Grilled Mantou Slice BBQ (little savoury breads) @ $1.30++
- Grilled Bread (a slice of bread with caramelised crunchy sugar – WOW!!!) @ $1.30++
- Grilled Bacon ‘w’ Small Tomatoes (a classic) @ \$5.80++
- Grilled Beef Fat & Lean (alternate lean meat and fat – sooo good) @ $1.30++
- Grilled Beef Tendon $1.80++
- Grilled Mutton BBQ @ $1.30++
- Grilled Pineapple @ $5.80++
Big Lamb Rib – I reckon my 2nd favourite today. This was a stunner of a lamb dish, and wait until you see the price tag for this as it is crazy good value.
Marinated in some dry-rub and then baked and maybe charred on the BBQ coals. So tender and massive flavour hits from the rub whilst not losing the super tasty lamb flavours. So delicious.
@ $18.80++ (YES, less than $30)
Australian Snowflake Beef – A little overdone for me but it was still very tender and not any chewiness which was ace. Very tasty beef, lovely seasoning with the pepper, and maybe a dip of the dry seasoning to punch it.
Very nice, but for me, those beef skewers are the winning beef dish tonight. They are off-the-charts good.
BBQ Box Katong Food Menu and Pricing
As mentioned above, it has proven very hard to find the menu for BBQ Box Katong due to it being contained in their in-restaurant ordering App.
But I did manage to find this one from their Geylang Branch to give you at least an idea. Caveat thought the fish menu is much more limited in Katong in comparison to this menu at Geylang.
BBQ Box & Beer Market specials
Are more on the drinks side from what I could initially establish today. Maybe that will change? We shall see as we visit again and again.
Today though I benefitted from a special offer on the beautiful Chinese beer, Harbin.
2x 610ml bottles of Harbin for only $14.80++
Our conclusions about BBQ Box & Beer Market Katong Singapore
I love the concept and I love the place. BBQ Box & Beer Market Katong have brought a different spin to the concept of Chinese food in Singapore. It is just different. Come on we’re always looking for something different when we dine. This gets a massive thumbs up and referral from ISLIFEARECIPE. It is just superb.
Plus to have all that food and drink, a massive take-home baggie enough for 2x PAX the next day and only pay \$215 all in for the family of 5 is also exceptional value for money.
It’s fun, it’s quality food, it has a quirky steampunk design, it is family-oriented and superb value for money. What more could you want from a restaurant?
BBQ Box, is a new concept for Katong Restaurants as a restaurant dedicated to North Chinese cuisine of the finest level, Chuan er (Chinese-style barbecued skewers) are the restaurant’s signature dish.
You are going to experience a vast variety of meat, fish, and veggie skewers are available on their ready-to-eat menu, with over 50 options to pick from.
Their skewers are kept warm throughout the dinner since they are served on that genius warming box rather than being placed on individual plates and is an excellent method of retaining heat.
The assortment of trademark skewers is marinated in their excellent housemade ‘secret’ dry spice rub. The marinade and spice had a unique salty and savoury flavour (I kept picking up a Middle Eastern spin to it) that was just right because it manages to be flavorful without dominating the taste of the meat/fish/veggies, which was a feat in itself.
It’s a fantastic spot to take your family for supper or to have a get-together with friends since you can gorge on their generous sharing servings and enjoy some of those super beer specials.
This is now up there with the best restaurants in Katong, and way up there with the best BBQ and Skewer restaurants in Singapore. It’s a must-try, folks. Katong restaurants just got a new BFF that is going to be a roaring success I am certain of it.
Why not try some of ISLIFEARECIPE recipes for our very own skewers
Chicken Satay Skewers – a ChillaxBBQ favourite – an easy recipe but one that is packed full of flavour in every bite
Wagyu Beef Skewers ‘w’ Pineapple & Strawberry – sounds weird? It’s a must-try as funnily enough, they are perfect bedfellows
Lamb Kofta Kebabs – get your Middle-Eastern hat on and get ready to be slapped in the face with flavour with this complex blend of spices on these incredible Kebabs.
Chilli Prawns – so simple but wow do these pack an Umami punch
To compare to BBQ Box Katong's Review let's have a look at some of the other top Katong restaurants - reviews from ISLIFEARECIPE
Yun Ga Traditional Korean BBQ – located in Katong V shopping centre this is the best Korean BBQ in Katong
Rabbit Carrot Gun Katong – one of Katong’s longest-serving and best. It’s a Katong beer bar on steroids and serves quality British & Western fare
Sterling Steaks @ Katong – unassuming, but offering up incredible steaks and meat dishes like pig cheeks for super-affordable prices
- Beer Basket Katong – another of Katong’s fast emerging beer bars and restaurants. A massive selection of beers of offer paired with rather delicious bistro-style food