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!
It’s been a few years since I last wrote about Ah Liang and his then newly opened Chao Shan cuisine restaurant. Since then he has relocated to a bigger and brighter restaurant at Philip St, so we felt it was time to visit our Teochew Ah Hia again.
Peng Restaurant Catering Services: Teochew food in the Teochew Heartlands
The food is quite good in general but as with most restaurants that make it to this blog, there are a few dishes which I felt really stood out. The first is the oyster omelette which is done in a style that is quite different. This is more like an orh nerng (oyster egg) rather than an orh luak (oyster omelette with crispy chewy fried potato starch). The omelette is done very well and they managed to get the eggs to a nice, fluffy texture over which they blanket with a mound of fresh oysters and tasty oyster infused sauce. It certainly is a healthier, less oily version!
For us foodies, finding hidden gems like Fragrant Garden is as exhilarating as someone pulling a jackpot or hitting a hole in one. It is what we live for. To find it, eat it and tell the world about it -- that must be the Gospel according to St Gastronomique.
You probably have heard of Ah Orh before. This seafood place has been around since the 50's and serves out classic Teochew dishes like steamed pomfret and cold crabs. There are two Ah Orh's around. One is situated at Bukit Merah and the other one is located at Blk 22 Sin Ming Road which is the one being featured today. The man behind the wok is 66 year old Mr Goh who started helping out at his father's (Ah Orh) restaurant when he was still a little boy of 4.
Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant: Teochew Chef behind the Wok!
Address updated: 27 Feb 2016 I always get excited about restaurants where the Chef also happens to be the owner of the restaurant. I get even more excited when I find out that the Chef happen to be a 2nd generation owner who has been wokking for the last 30 years. That usually means that […]
Chao Shan Cuisine: As Teochew as the Teochew Ah Bah that runs it!
Liver Rolls and Pork Aspic $28 The best type of Teochew food are the ones that are cooked by a Hao Lian Teochew Ah Bah (Teochew man proud of his craft). Even better if the Teochew Ah Bah has been cooking Teochew food for the last 30 years! Even more better if the said Ah […]
Changi Teochew Kitchen: From Simple Teochew Mueh to Teochew Banquet
This restaurant is closed With Fashionfoodie,Cactuskit, Jencooks, Wahcow, Toothfairy and BossConan Now, this Teochew Kitchen was recommended by Fashionfoodie who, if you all remember, is one of our Teochew Ah Hias who really loves his Peh Dou Her. So when he started going on about the Braised Duck and Tua Terng (Large intestines) here, I […]
Guan Hin Teochew Restaurant Home of the Fermented Crab
I love old restaurants. When you walk in and feel that these guys have been doing this business for over 30 years, you know you are in for a treat. Guan Hin has been blogged by my fellow bloggers from the makansutra forum and is already quite well known. It’s in the top 50 best […]
This stall has closed! Being 100% pure bred Swatow Teochews, Mom wasn’t impressed with last weeks Taiwanese Porridge. So being the filial son that I am, ahem, I brought her to this well known Teochew Muay (porridge) place in Joo Chiat. With a 60 year history behind this shop, I am confident to score some […]