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 […]
Shime Nama Saba The FishSaba is a favourite fish amongst the Japanese. It is served in sushi, grilled, stewed and even canned. Like Sardine, it is a plentiful fish that is found in the waters of Japan. It is a fish that is rich in oils and very flavourful. However, this oiliness is also its […]
Kohada If you are a Sushi newbie and have been aversed to fishy fish, then Hikarimono would probably be the last type of sushi you should try. Hikarimono literally means “Shiny things” in Japanese and refers to small pelagic fish which live in the water column near the surface of the ocean. They often swim […]
Sushi Files: Shiromi Dane: Hamachi, Kanpachi and Shima Aji
Shiromi dane (White Flesh Fish topping for Nigiri Sushi) In my own Sushi journey, I have progressed from being dragged to eat Sushi by my wife to being able to enjoy cooked Sushi at the Sushi belt, to really appreciating Sushi at the Sushi Bar. The attraction of Sushi for me is a bit different […]
Sushi Files: Shiromi Dane: Madai, Kinmedai and Hirame
Tai The FishTai is considered the most exquisite of the Shiromi dane. However there are more than 200 species of Tai but there is only one which is considered special and that is the Madai. The Japanese use the prefix “Ma” 真 which means “true” to mean the proper fish to use for sushi. Madai […]
Xu Jun Sheng Teochew Cuisine: It doesn’t get better than this!
This stall is closed It was a dark day indeed for Teochew Muay (Porridge) lovers when Xu Jun Sheng closed its doors 2 years ago. There are very very few Teochew Muay places where you have a selection of ready prepared dishes and are still able to order Ala Carte dishes as well. But the […]
Bukit Merah View Teochew Porridge: Will the Real Teochew Ah Hia please stand up?
The original Chef has passed away and the stall has been taken over by Ye Shang Hai and is now located opposite the original stall in the newly renovated food centre Today was the day I found out I did not qualify to be a True Blue Teochew Ah Hia! Oh, don’t misunderstand me. I […]