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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Makko Teck Neo

I spotted Makko Teck Neo when I was walking towards the end of the row of shop houses in the old neighbourhood and was dumbfounded by the number of patrons that crowd around this eatery. Comparing to the surrounding quiet estate, this place was bustling and I make note that I will be back for their Peranakan Food but that is a few years later - now.

Humble as it seems,visitors will be greeted by the traditional decorations and cosy settings. There were plants, hanging lamps and seatings that reminds you of the 90s.

Makko Teck Neo
Classified under the Nyona Street Food in the Menu, this "Dry" Mee Siam is one of the recommended dishes that you may not want to skip. We don't often get to see Dry Mee Siam in most places here and this is consider a rare dish. Vermicelli was real spicy with serving of spicy tamarind and coconut sauce.

Dry Mee Siam - $5.80
Taste of  Nyonya Style Vegetables stew did not disappoint. However for a bowl of vegetables, the cost is relatively steep no doubt that it has mushrooms, vermicelli, cabbages, black fungus and prawns.

Nyona Chap Chye - $14.90
To my suprise, Nyonya Laksa was not spicy. In fact the dry Mee Siam Dish was much more spicier than this. Dish was tasty but it still lack some usual taste. Ingredients like fishcake, taupok, noodles and prawns were included. If you are looking for "hum" aka cockles, they are no where to be found.

Nyonya Laksa - $5.80
I guess anyone will agree that this is a quintessential dish when we visit a Nyonya Eatery. Gravy was rich and savory with a hints of lemongrass fragrance. Chicken was braised with pork rib and the popular black nut, Buah Keluak. Special utensils was given to dig out the flesh from the nut. If you will like to have more black nut, they can be bought at additional cost of $2.50 each.

Ayam Buah Keluak - $16.90
Chendol was not too bad with plump coconut jelly topped the small mountain of ice, drenched with the sweet gula melaka sauce. To my surprise, I found 4 attap seeds underneath.

Chendol - $4.90
Although we finally get to it here, we did not have enough stomach for other items on the menu. I will like to try out more of their recommended dishes on the menu. Let's make a return trip soon!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Makko Teck Neo
Location: Blk 35 Telok Blangah Rise #01-303 Singapore 090035
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 10.30am to 9.00pm
                                Saturday & Sunday / Public Holidays 9.00am to 9.00pm

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