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As the name suggest, ChaoZhou Porridge serves traditional Teochew-style porridge in a casual setting. continue reading
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Level4 2015-10-23
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Teochew porridge was a common food to have at home when I was young. It usually consists of pipping hot porridge, served with a few simple homecooked dishes. Located in middle of a row of shophouses, next UE Square, there is this restaurant who offers this traditional comfort food till late at night.The place is decorated in traditional style in a modern way. Currently the restaurant is having a supper buffet promotion till end of this month, one can eat as much as you can from the displayed dishes over the counter, as well as the braised platter. The dishes available on the counter are quite a selection, ranging from the traditional salted egg, braised preserved mustard greens (Mei Cai), to shredded potato, spinach with 3 types of eggs and crispy fried smelt fish 美人魚.Porridge 白糜 ($0.70)The teochew style porridge was a watery version with the rice grains holding their shapes. It is rice cooked in a short time with a lot of water. The porridge is served half dry like a mountain, with the other half like the sea, which is unusual.Steamed Meat Ball with Porridge Water 人乡随俗 ($5.50)It is steamed meat ball, served with the water from the porridge. The steamed meat ball is stuffed with salted preserved vegetables which gives a slightly salted taste. Unusual way of serving, but feel that the meat ball is a bit too firm, and lacking of juicy bites.Braised Delights Platter 卤味拼盘 ($16.90)Duck, Pork Belly, Large Intestines, Egg, Bean Curd, Tau PokI like the juicy braised duck which is quite juicy.Cockles (Soy Sauce) 蛤(酱油)($6.90)I seldom eat cockles these day, as I don't like having overcooked version. The raw ones served here are soaked in dark soya sauce, are juicy with bites.Big Sotong 大苏东 ($6.90)The steamed squid is served cold, with salted fermented soy bean chilli sauce. The sauce is tangy and spicy with a hint of saltiness.Cold Bean Curd with Preserved Radish 菜脯拌豆腐 ($4.80)It looks such a simple dish, with just the plain bean curd topped with chopped preserved radish and spring onions, yet it is appetising to have with just plain porridge with extra crunch from the preserved radish. Never thought of that when having porridge at home.Preserved Radish Omelette 菜脯蛋 ($2.50 S, $4.50 L)I like that the simple omelette is covered with crispy surface and crunchy inside. But it gets a bit too oily after some bites. Need more plain porridge to smoothen the taste.Fragrant Minced Meat 香豉肉碎 ($4.20 S, $8.20 L)The minced meat is cooked with bean paste sauce. Slightly salty and oily, but appetising to have with just plain porridge.Mullet 黑鱼 (Seasonal Price)The fish is steamed and served with chopped preserved mustard in it, which adds additional crunch to the meaty fish. Teochew Fried Crab Balls 潮州炸蟹枣(3粒)($9.80/ 3 pieces)It does not look like balls when served. I almost want to ask if they have sweet flour sauce to dip it with. Although it looks very crispy, inside it is juicy with meaty crab meat, and crunchy ( I suspect crunchy water chestnuts). One piece is not enough. I wish I have ordered more.Crisp-fried Taro Rolls 香芋煎卷 ($2.30/ piece)There is a minimum order of 3 pieces for this item. While light and cripsy on the outside, inside it is smooth and soft with the sweetness from the yam.Sweetened Mashed Taro with Ginkgo Nuts 白果芋泥 ($3.80)It is rich and smooth, served with coconut milk. The ginkgo nuts taste a tab bitter. I would prefer to have them soaked in syrup to remove the bitter taste.I have Barley 薏米水 ($1.80) to finsih the meal with. Light and easy down the throat.Overall the food is not bad, and there is still a lot of dishes which I have not tried. I am glad to find this place that offers comfort food in the city area. continue reading
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Piping hot teochew muay with a scrumptious spread, your best substitute for rice.Add a little understated jazz in your dinners this week with teochew muay paired with tasty dishes - think: your usual tze char, but with a lighter and healthier twist. Friends who are looking for Chinese-based cuisines and a homely comfortable atmosphere, this is your pick. ChaoZhou Porridge is air-conditioned and serves an extensive range of dishes that goes really well with porridge. Each of them is quite large in its serving, and you can easily pick one or two and have your fill.Located along River Valley Road, ChaoZhou Porridge (潮粥糜) is a fantastic corner for you to recharge for the week. Its incredibly homely and air-conditioned atmosphere (read: haze-free!) sets for a good reunion and friends gathering, with the anticipation of Chinese food without all the usual oily grime in the air. Despite its small space, all the round tables are positioned with adequate distance from one another, allowing for cozy conversations within your own table.True to the versatility and flexibility of Chinese cuisines, ChaoZhou Porridge tosses in a variety of cooking methods in their menu with cold appetizers, steaming, braised, deep-fried and boiling. This means there will be something that fits your mood no matter what. Of course, their Chaozhou signature porridge is done to this plain humbleness to complement the tasty dishes. Don't underestimate the boring-looking Cold Bean Curd with Preserved Radish (SGD4.80), its gentle savoury sauce and smooth beancurd accented with nuances of saltiness from the radish provides an easy initiation to the meal. I would imagine it being a hit across ages. The Big Sotong (SGD6.90) was a clear winner on the table, being swept away quickly the moment we picked up our chopsticks and demanded for a second serving. Why, its pillowy bite is just too addictive and together with its spicy chili soy garlic sauce - it is simply kickass. Recommended starter to go with your teochew muay.Their Clams (SGD6.90) were especially flavoursome, a little drowning in sauce, but you always have your plain porridge to back you up on this. My favourite of the night goes to the Minced Pork with Black Beans (SGD4.20), which appeared spicy but it's not, the beans flavour are well mixed with the pork, which makes it very appetizing. I could totally eat an entire bowl of teochew muay with this alone... without hesitation, order this! Their Radish Omelette (SGD4.50) is expectedly yummy (I mean, omelettes. Who don't love these?) so I guess it's good to order since everyone is likely to enjoy it.The Braised Delight (SGD16.90) is a hearty platter of pork belly, duck, large pig intestines, beancurd and taupok, which will probably be ideal to order for a bigger group because everyone gets to share a bit of this feast! Their Steamed Mullet Fish (subjected to seasonal prices, ask before ordering) tasted like the oceans as the chefs took special care to ensure its freshness during the cooking process. Somehow it doesn't appeal to me because it is a tad too plain in taste as compared to the rest of the side dishes.The dessert representative were these Crispy-fried taro rolls, which were unfortunately not sizzling hot as we had wished it was fresh off the stove. Nevertheless, the taro filling was sticky and starchy with a good generous dose, and edged nicely on the level of sweetness. Best of all? ChaoZhou Porridge is opened from 10.30am to 5am, which means only one thing... NEW SUPPER PLACE! You are welcomed, fellow night owls!Visit www.amiehu.com for more delicious adventures! continue reading
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For pictures and full review, pls visit:http://madamechewy.com/2015/09/25/chaozhou-porridge/Love Teochew Muay but not a fan of the warm and stuffy coffee shops synonymous with the humble fare? Centrally located along River Valley Road, ChaoZhou Porridge allows diners to enjoy comforting bowls of piping hot porridge in a sparkling clean, air-conditioned (and haze-free) setting.I like how ChaoZhou porridge presents their dishes-exhibited in the open concept kitchen. Chilled appetisers, cold crabs and desserts are displayed in a chiller nearby. There’s no doubt that this is effective method to entice hungry dines to order more food! Some dishes are cooked a la minute, and can be found in the menu.We took advantage of the promotion, Happy Dinner Set at $12 per pax (min 4 pax), to check out this relatively new eatery. Do note that reservations has to be made via Hungrygowhere and this promotion is valid until 30th Sept 2015. Not included in the set is Porridge, which goes for 70 cents per bowl. Rice is also available at the same price.We started our dinner with Steamed Meat Ball in Porridge Water. The springy meatballs are made with pork, with vegetables for a subtle crunch. Big Sotong with Homemade Sauce was our favourite dish that night. The squid was steamed, then chilled and served with an addictive sweet-sour sauce with a spicy kick. Excellent execution indeed, as evident from the perfect texture of the squid-tender and pillowy.Get your dose of Omega 3 from the Chaozhou Steamed Fish. The mullet is prepared by steaming, after which its gut is removed; this technique retains the juicy and original taste of the fish. For the final touch, a hand full of Teochew salted vegetables blankets the fresh fish providing an additional dimension in flavour and texture.Other savoury dishes included in the set meal are Braised Delights comprising of Taupok, bean curd, eggs and peanuts, Fried Vermicelli with Cabbage and Golden Mushrooms and Fried Omelette with Radish. The lattermost is another highlight of the meal- the egg was skilfully fried to an attractive golden brown shade, with burst of saltiness from diced radish hidden within the fluffy interior.We also tried popular favourite such as Fragrant Mined Meat ($4.20), Preserved Vegetables ($2.20), another bowl of Teochew Salted Vegetables ($2.20), and Salted Egg ($1.30 each) We ended off the meal with Crispy Fried Taro Rolls (included in Happy Dinner Set), which had a crisps exterior and a core of soft taro studded with small bits of braised duck to add a hint of saltiness to the otherwise saccharine root vegetable.Our only gripe about the meal, was that the fish meat was a tad too dry. Apart from this, we were pleased with the gratifying dinner, efficient service and comfortable ambiance. ChaoZhou porridge is not only open for lunch, but operates until 5am daily, to cater to diners who love suppers. continue reading
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For more reviews, check out : http://hazeldiary.comChaoZhou Porridge is where epicureans can step back in time and relish the erstwhile Teowchew dishes. The head chef has over 10 years of experience and is learned in the way of Teochew cooking. Located at River Valley Road, the restaurant offer a range of dishes which include the Chaozhou signature and Chaozhou porridge. The restaurant is fully air-conditioned with marble round tables and wooden stools to enjoy the meal. There is also soft comfortable music that diners can enjoy throughout the session.We started off with Steamed Meat Ball with Porridge Water S$5.50/ pc. It is my first time trying and the meatball served is big. It has the mixture ingredients of pork and vegetables. Although the meatball tasted slightly salty with the pork meat in it, it goes well with the porridge water.Big Sotong with Homemade Sauce S$6.90. The squids are first steamed and then chilled making it into a cold appertiser. It is served along the sweet sour sauce tinged with a spicy note. I enjoyed the chewy texture of the squid that goes pretty well with their homemade sauce. We even ordered for second servings.Cold Bean Curd with Preserved Radish S$4.80 is also one of the winning dish. It is best to pair with a bowl of porridge with the savoury sauce topped with spring onions.Clams with soy sauce S$6.90 served as a cold dish.ChaoZhou Porridge S$0.70 prepared by immersing rice into boiling water and then cooked under high heat. Such a process splits and separates the rice grains. Each rice grain then becomes softened. The water also turns into a light porridge base. When presented, the bowl of porridge reflects the divide between mountain and the sea. The porridge follows an authentic Teochew recipe. Little did I know that cooking a bowl of porridge takes a skill and knowledge as well. Sometimes small little things does make a difference in taste, texture and also in our life.Braised Delight Platter S$16.90 (Duck, Pork Belly, Large Intestines, Egg, Bean Curd, Tau Pok) is best for sharing and for those who wants to have more choices on the table. I enjoyed the large intestines with the sauce. Overall, it is a pocket friendly dish for sharing.Preserved Radish Omelette S$2.50 (S), S$4.50 (L). My favourite dish of the night. It’s my childhood favourite often cooked by my grandma and mother. And you will never go wrong with porridge. The dish here has the crispy bites from the fried egg at the edges and you can taste the preserved radish in between the spread. But if you are a huge fan of preserved radish, you will find it less enjoyable as the spread of the preserved radish is limited in my point of view.ChaoZhou Steamed Mullet based on seasonal pricing. The whole fish is steamed in the pot first before having its gut removed. The fish texture remains juicy and soft but I find it ordinary and no much of ‘wow’ factor in it. Vegetables are added in for crunchy bites as well.Crisp-fried Taro Rolls with minimum 3 pieces S$2.30/pc. Desserts are served with a crispy exterior that encases cotton ball, soft taro. I would think the taste would be great if it is served piping hot.Overall, there are hit and misses dishes served here in ChaoZhou Porridge. The consistency of the taro/ yam needs to be improved. Other than this, there is a station in the restaurant which showcase a range of selection of Chinese side dishes to go with a bowl of porridge. If you wish for visual references on dishes to order, you can walk over to the station to choose your selections. I still think that having Teochew porridge for breakfast or even supper would be ideal choice. It is a comforting and filling dish and best for a family sharing. continue reading
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