Have you ever eaten at someone’s house and found the food so delicious that you wished they would just open a restaurant so that you don’t always have to find an excuse to invite yourself over for dinner? Well, that is roughly how Empress Porridge came to be. Actually they started by making their porridge […]
You can always judge a Teochew restaurant by the quality of its pomfret. If it is anything less than super fresh, you will be able to pick up its fishy odour since it is always served either steamed or in a simple clear soup! That is why passionate restaurateurs like Jimmy Koh, 67, make the effort to buy their fish direct from Senoko every day!
Ye Shang Hai Teochew Porridge: Taxi Driver’s Haunt
This Teochew Ah Hia is your typical “hao lian bah“. The saying goes that Teochews are “hao lian” (like to brag), Hokkiens are “dua bian” (big cons). If you don’t believe it, just pop by Ye Shang Hai and talk to the boss! But the good thing about being “hao lian” is that they make extra effort to make the food good so that they have something to be “hao lian” about.
The restaurant has relocated. The address has been updated. Growing up as a Teochew boy meant hot piping porridge on weekends when mom would fry up simple, salty dishes such as lup cheong (chinese sausage) omelette and heat up some canned favorites like luncheon meat, fried dace and stewed peanuts. When she had a bit […]
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head: How to get a head in 2014
I have written many times about Zai Shun, but it occurred to me one day that I have never actually written about their Curry Fish Head before! They are, after all, called Zai Shun Curry Fish Head right? In my opinion, Zai Shun is the 2nd best place in Singapore to go for super fresh […]
Oasis Bay Taiwan Porridge: Piping Hot Midnight Porridge!
The last time I visited Oasis, they were still at their old location in Kallang. They had to shift out of their iconic location in order to make way for our Stadium. But they are very fortunate to be able to relocate to their present premises at Toa Payoh garden where they still have a […]
Chinese New Year is round the corner and so it is time to throw caution to the wind, bring out the best food and feast to your hearts content! In the old days when food is scarcer, that might have been much more significant, but for food crazy Singapore where food is available in abundance, […]
Teochew Porridge (Macpherson Road): No Sweet and Sour Pork here!
I was just searching for a good Teochew Muay place to eat at and it just dawned on me that I hardly know of any good Air-Conditioned places to eat Teochew Muay ever since my friend SCS Butter decided to close Teochew Muay! Don’t you think it would be great to have Teochew Porridge in […]
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head: A Place for Unique Steamed Fish!
I have been very curious about the Sultan Fish ever since the news reported earlier year that a man was charged $1200 for it at Resort World Sentosa. I say I am only curious because I don’t see myself ever forking out $1200 just to eat a fish. But it does make you curious doesn’t […]
Economic Mixed Vegetable Rice: Longest Queue I’ve seen for Teochew Porridge
Please note that they have switched to selling fish soup! Teochew Muay Spread There are a handful of hawker stalls in Singapore which can be classified as “intimidating” and this is one of them. There are many reasons why a particular stall can be intimidating. For instance, Sin Huat was rather intimidating as rumors abound […]
Choon Seng Teochew Porridge: $80 steamed fish in a Coffeeshop!
Stewed Cabbage – Typical Teochew Muay dish Sometimes when I look at scenes from Tsukiji Market and catch a glimpse of a huge Tuna, I wonder to myself, “How did this Tuna, which must be at least 20 years old, manage to escape being caught all these time?” I felt exactly the same way with […]
Soon Soon Teochew Porridge: Comfort food you can eat everyday
Peh Dou Her (Steamed Rabbit Fish) I wonder how many families actually still cook Teochew porridge at home? When I was a kid, a typical weekend lunch might consist of watery porridge, fried luncheon meat, steamed fish, lup cheong and chye poh omelette. It’s really very simple, peasant food and I never really thought much […]