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Joo Seng Teochew Porridge

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Received an impromptu dinner date with my brother at Upper Bukit Timah and I thought that we would be going to the Bukit Timah Food Centre (Mien!) but unknowingly, he has already ‘choped’ a table at Joo Seng Teochew Porridge located at Cheong Chin Nam Road (where Al Ameem is).

I’m not really a fan of Teochew Porridge but I was left with little choice as Mum was craving for it while
sis-in-law had two wisdom teeth extracted two days before and porridge was all that she could

As soon as the rice is cooked, the porridge was scooped and served thus, the physical shape of the grains is still there (as shown above) which is a typical characteristic of Teochew Porridge.

If you have been following my blog, you would have known that I don’t like my porridge this way. I preferred my porridge smooth and flavorful, with the grains ‘flowered’ like those Cantonese Porridge.

Here’s a list of the dishes we ordered.

Fried Pomfret
Cod Fish (steak)
Braised Duck
Fried Spareribs
Braised Innards (pork) with Taupok
‘Hairy’ Gourd
Egg Tofu

As these dishes were prepared as accompaniment to plain porridge, they were a little on the salty side so go easy on the sauces. My brother and sis-in-law has been here a couple of times but it was the first for my parents and I.

My favorite are the Braised Duck, Cod Fish, Braised Innards and the ‘Hairy’ Gourd.

No bone was left unturned

We were half expecting the bill to be around S$50 but it turns out to be S$70 exactly.

A little pricey for Teochew Porridge but it’s expected since we ordered fish (Fried Pomfret and Cod Fish) and meat (Braised Duck) which were the more expensive items.

My Verdict:

Joo Seng Teochew Porridge
16 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Singapore 599740

Jew Kit Hainanese Chicken Rice 友吉海南鸡饭

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Accompanied my Mum to touch up her eyebrows at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre today. After she was done, was recommended by the beautician about this Hainanese Chicken Rice  which was located somewhere at the basement.

Thus, off we went in search of this much-acclaimed chicken rice store and soon enough, we found it at B1, tuck away at a corner. The shop was called Jew Kit Hainanese Chicken Rice (友吉海南鸡饭), occupying two shop fronts with more ‘afresco’ seats in front of the shops.

Finding ourselves a comfortable seat, we browsed through the menu and decided to order the personal set, with three available options to choose from.

There’s Chicken Rice with Achar, Chicken Rice with Braised Taukwa and egg and Chicken Rice with Thai Style Taukwa and Ikan Bilis.

We chose the latter two.

For the chicken, you can choose either black (roasted) or white (steamed).

Steamed Chicken Rice with Braised Taukwa and egg