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Some time back in April, I received an email poster about this new teochew porridge buffet restaurant. What caught my attention was its affordable pricing and wide spread of dishes promised. I was even more tempted to go after reading about it on IeatIshootIpost, as the owner really is a friend of Dr Leslie. Half a year past by and making three trips already, this really has to be the best value-for-money buffet in town!
Situated along Mohamed Sultan Road, 潮州妹 (Literally ‘Teochew Sister’, a play on dialect as Porridge and Sister sounds the same) has a simple, modern décor with seats comfortably spaced out. The buffet is served ala-carte style with dishes available on a rotational basis.
Staff here are really pleasant, largely influenced by the very passionate and sincere couple-owners, Joe and Tracy, who are very involved in the restaurant’s running, going table to table all night to chat with the customers. Now that’s excellent service!
The thing about eating regular teochew porridge was that with the limited number of diners (and sometimes, price-wise), it would be hard to try everything that the store has to offer. But that’s not a problem here! They intentionally served the dishes in small quantities so that you really can have a bit of all items for the night, and have encore rounds for your favourite ones!
I brought the girlfriend’s mum here on one occasion and being a Singaporean Teochew, she was impressed with the authenticity of the dishes, particularly stuffs like Chilli Sea Cockles, Salted Vegetables and Preserved Vegetables that she grew up eating. If only she will give her stamp of approval for other things as well.. =)
One of the more unique dishes is the Steamed Beancurd with Pork Floss. Simple in preparation but very comforting with its silky texture and savoury touch. The Bak Kut Teh, which is only available at night, uses premium ribs that are tender and moist while the soup is nicely peppered with a rich homecooked flavour. We had many refills of these!
But the two dishes that absolutely stole the show at Teochew Muay got to be the Braised Duck and Large Intestine. Both were outstandingly marinated, with the duck meat being wonderfully tender and the fatty intestine giving a sinful yet high feeling. Now I really lost count of how many encore rounds I had for every visit!
And don’t leave without a bowl of their homemade Tau Suan! Unlike your usual hawker ones, this is more watery (not diluted, mind you) with the beans thoroughly blended. Ask for a bowl of freshly roasted You Tiao and you will end off the meal nicely. A friend I brought left with a huge grin after 3 bowls of it!
Rice and Porridge, two bowls each. A personal testimonial to how good the food was. Burp!
Priced at $10.50nett for lunch and $13.80nett for dinner, Teochew Muay is an excellent place to indulge in without burning a hole in the pocket. Fantastic comfort food with enjoyable service, what more can you ask for? I need another visit already!
潮州妹 (Teochew Muay)
No.5 Mohamed Sultan Road
Tel: 6235 0338
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