Yes, I do enjoy a gorgeous steak served with fluffed-up baked potato, good French butter and a bottle of red wine but Teochew muay oozes a comfort that seems to almoost reach the soul. My current favourite place for Teochew porridge is Heng Long in the Kovan area despite one very bad run (in) there. Pun intended. Besides the wide variety of dishes to choose from, there are several al fresco tables by the roadside so one can enjoy muay in the (hopefully breezy) outdoors.
My recent dinner there affirmed my fondness for their Teochew muay. The porridge was hot with long rice grains that were soft yet held their individual shape. The plain-looking porridge water, redolent with the flavour of rice, was comfortingly appealing. Perfect as a contrast against the muay were flavoursome dishes like Cai Poh Omelette, Steamed Minced Pork with Tung Cai and Salted Egg, Braised Tau Kwa and Tau Pok, Steamed Sotong, Fish Cake and Stir Fried Spinach. Worth highlighting was the super fresh Steamed Sotong which was simply cooked to perfection.
The total damage for 3 of us was about $24, including 4 bowls of porridge for this cow. Moohehe.
1006 Upper Serangoon Road (other branch in Tanjong Katong)
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