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Monday, January 10, 2022

Teochew Cuisine Restaurant

Teochew Cuisine Restaurant serves one of the best Fish Head Steamboat and is known to open 24 hours. They are located in Toa Payoh as well as Bukit Batok. Though the 2 Teochew Cuisine Restaurants are located among the HDB estate, they have been reputable over the years for their Teochew dishes like Kway Chap, Fish porridge, Fish Heads Steamboat and more.

Teochew Cuisine Restaurant

The menu is different for each outlet and is extensive with every dish illustrated. 


Teochew Ee Fu Noodles is my all-time favourite whenever it comes to a Teochew Cuisine. The dish is well-executed and straightforward without any fanciful elaborations to the dish. Simple ingredients like eggs and scallions are good enough to make the dish tasty. If you want something more flavourful, you can order the seafood version of their noodle.

Teochew Ee Fu Noodle 潮州炒伊面
Teochew Ee Fu Noodle 潮州炒伊面 - $15 (Large)

Besides Ee Fu Noodles, you can choose among other options like Bee Hoon, Kway Teow or even Mee Sua.

Individual Portion of Ee Fu Noodle

The expected star of the dinner should be this long-awaited Roasted Suckling Pig dish. Prior to ordering this dish, a physical reservation is needed. We have to make a trip down to pay the deposit at least 3 days in advance. 

The suckling pig was roasted and elegantly placed on a golden plate, plated with slices of tomatoes and cucumber on the pig's perimeter. Unfortunately, the only stuff that I had enjoyed out of the plate will be their mini spring rolls that were wrapped with the meat. 

While everyone's focus was that glistering crackling top roasted layer of the pork, I would say that this was a total let-down. The roasting was overdone and it was simply too tough to bite on, not elderly friendly at all.

Roasted Suckling Pig (Reservation Required)  烧乳猪 (需预定/内附饼皮)
Roasted Suckling Pig (Reservation Required)  烧乳猪 (需预定/内附饼皮) - $280

We had the Teochew Oyster Omelette, it was on the oilier side but still better than the average ones we had.

Teochew Oyster Omelette 潮州蚝煎
Teochew Oyster Omelette 潮州蚝煎 - $18

In ancient days, an ancient technique is used for decorating metalworks objects with coloured material is referred to as Cloisonne. 

To maintain its authenticity and tradition, Cloisonne steamboat pot is used here. Moreover, methods like having the steamboat heated up with charcoal funnelled in the main heating chamber was adopted, covered by a top lid.

Imperial Garoupa Steamboat  石斑 - $85 (Medium)

We ordered a  medium size imperial steamboat to share among ourselves. Though the pot may be narrow, the ingredients are never less. They are very generous with fried Garoupa and these fishes were already soaking in the fish broth with Yam cubes as well as sour plums. These items show what we can actually find in parts and parcels of a Teochew Cuisine.

Ingredients in the Pot

These ingredients gave the soup a robust taste and added the milky flavours as well as colour to the broth. Staff are attentive and polite with frequent soup refills. Refills are not just water but with fish broth and we can taste that these refills were not diluted broth, thus the quality is there.

Fried Garoupa in the Broth
Fried Garoupa in the Broth

If we were to talk about the quality, these slices of raw fish were fresh too.

Raw Slices for the Steamboat

Other than the additional plate of raw fish for the Imperial Steamboat, we have another plate with greens, enoki mushrooms as well as my favourite fried egg white.

Vegetables and Fried Egg White

The Yam Blocks are new stuff to me, these are the specialities of the Teochew delicacies. Yam blocks were slightly fried then coated with sugar and sprinkled with spring onions.

Teochew Yam Block in Sandy Sugar 潮州返沙芋 - $16 (Small)

Though coated in sugar, the combination of the softened yam blocks and sugar blends well. It is not overly sweet.

Yam Blocks

A trip to a Teochew Restaurant would not be completed without having "Orh Ni" aka Yam Paste. Having the not too sweet Yam Paste paired with the naturally sweet flavours from the pumpkin, it's a perfect dessert to end off the night.

Yam Paste with Pumpkin 金瓜芋泥
Yam Paste with Pumpkin 金瓜芋泥 - $4

If you are craving some food to fix your Teochew Cuisine cravings, Teochew Cuisine Restaurant cannot go wrong as their menu features the Teochew Staples food.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Teochew Cuisine Restaurant

Bukit Batok
Blk 132 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-300 Singapore 650132

Toa Payoh
Blk 212 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-53 Singapore 310212


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