Simple yet delicious home-cooked fare doesn’t get any better than piping hot porridge served with appetizing sides at Teochew Muay.
|PHOTO: Yong Te-Chong|
For those looking for their fix of comfort food, there are not many things that matches the visceral appeal of a hot steaming bowl of Teochew style porridge, served with a variety of side dishes. Teochew Muay at Mohamed Sultan Road is an establishment where you can stuff yourself silly with home-cooked goodness.
Catering to both the lunch and dinner crowds, the lunch buffet is S$9.90 nett, while the dinner buffet is S$13.80 nett. Even though the price does not include drinks, you get to enjoy an affordable meal and a comfortable air-conditioned setting in a centralized area.
I adored the smooth and chunky goodness of the Steamed Three-Egg Custard, which was made with regular eggs, century eggs and salted eggs. The Minced Pork With Chai Sim was deliciously savory, in addition to the skilfully prepared Braised Cabbage, another good accompaniment to the porridge. The Steamed Fish Cake, which came swimming (pun intended) in a generous serving of chai po, chilli and celery bits, was great with the garlic chilli sauce. Those looking for a crunchy snack will love the Crispy Fried Smelt Fish, affectionately known as “mei ren yu,” which means “mermaid” in Mandarin.
What makes the dinner buffet worthwhile, however, is the free flow of bak kut teh. The light stock and fresh ribs, topped off with you tiao (dough sticks) are a delight for the tastebuds. There are many more dishes to choose from, so throw caution to the wind and tuck into a guilt-free indulgence; after all, porridge is healthy food, right?
No.5 Mohamed Sultan Road
Tel: +65 6235 0338