Teochew porridge supper places
Dim sum supper joints are great for an array of nibbles in baskets, but Teochew muay (porridge) are for times you and your kakis need a feast. Gulp down hot porridge with a mouthful of salty tau kee for warmth and comfort in the night. Here’s a list of nine Teochew porridge supper places for a late-night banquet to feel like a king while keeping your wallet intact!
1. Ye Shang Hai
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Cab often enough and you’ll know Ye Shang Hai is a popular haunt among taxi uncles, attracting a long queue even after relocating to Bukit Merah.
Get braised intestines and steamed minced meat with salted fish to go with their thick porridge. Add on two veggies to share with a friend, and supper’s settled at under $10 per person.
Address: 107 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-1826, Singapore 160107
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 1am
Tel: 9376 0733
2. Ah Seah Teochew Porridge
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Ah Seah Teochew Porridge is recommended when in Kovan. Their braised duck and large intestines have a full-bodied flavour, but their steamed pomfret is an alternative protein if you prefer something light. A meal comprising porridge, and about three to four dishes, sets you back at around $10 per head.
Address: 31 Teck Chye Terrace, Ah Seah Eating House Kovan Centre, Singapore 545731
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 12am
Tel: 6283 7409
3. Joo Seng Teochew Porridge
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If you’re at Joo Seng Teochew Porridge, their braised duck leg is a must-order, with tender meat drenched in a savoury-sweet sauce. Their black bean minced pork also comes highly recommended, tinged with spiciness. In a bid for a more balanced meal, be sure to order their bitter gourd fried with eggs. Here, a meal costs around $10 per person.
Address: 14 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599738
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 4am
Tel: 6463 0768
4. Sin Hock Heng
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Sin Hock Heng‘s salty and savoury hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp sambal) is slightly sweet without being too greasy or spicy, and their well-braised meats are flavourful. With their chewy baby squid in sweet chilli sauce, and a plate of preserved vegetables, this supper comes up to slightly above $10 per person for two. You can ask for extra sauce and porridge soup for free too!
Address: 701 Geylang Road, Lorong 37, Singapore 389687
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 3:45am
Tel: 9821 0692
5. Lim Joo Hin Eating House
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Lim Joo Hin is one of the pricier stalls where you can easily spend $15 per person, but they’re also open till the wee hours of the morning. Their well-cleaned pig intestines don’t have a stench, and their plump garlicky clams are stir-fried in bean sauce. Their braised dishes, such as duck and tau pok, and preserved vegetables make a meal good for three to four.
Address: 715 Havelock Road, Singapore 169643
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 5am
Tel: 6272 9871
6. Heng Long Teochew Porridge
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Those who live in the Northeast can head down to Heng Long Teochew Porridge for a spread. Besides the nostalgic flavours of familiar side dishes, their chilli lala and umami braised pork belly are delicious to gobble up. Zhup with plain porridge makes the finishing touch to a satisfying supper there, and you’ll only need around $10.
Address: 1012 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534750
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 4am
Tel: 6844 3545
7. Ye Lai Xiang Teochew Porridge
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Ye Lai Xiang Teochew Porridge took over the space where Ye Shang Hai used to be, providing another Teochew porridge option for those who miss the latter.
Here, a meal for two works out to be less than $10 per head. However, if you’re feeling generous, I recommend splurging on their braised duck, which is tender and flavourful. Other recommended dishes include their preserved radish omelette and braised pork belly.
Address: 116 Bukit Merah View, #01-217, Singapore 151116
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 4am
8. Tian Tian Fatt Rice and Porridge
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This table of dishes from Tian Tian Fatt Rice and Porridge has a good amount of meat but costs less than $10 per person for a group of six.
Aside from braised pork belly and braised intestines, tuck into their steamed pomfret, black sauce chicken wings, and thick fried egg for some of their more popular orders.
Address: 210 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #01-14, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre, Singapore 310210
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 1pm to 1am
9. Soon Soon Teochew Porridge Restaurant
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The Teochew porridge at Soon Soon Teochew Porridge Restaurant is rather affordable, usually costing around $7 to $10 per pax, depending on what you order.
Their sweet and sour pork is said to have the right meat-to-batter ratio, where other places’ can be too floury. Another must-order is their preserved radish omelette, which sells out very quickly.
Address: 13 Simon Road, Singapore 545897
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 12am
Tel: 6954 4151
Where to eat Teochew porridge for supper
We have curated a list of nine Teochew porridge supper spots, that will give you a food coma to help you sleep like a baby.
If you prefer Cantonese congee, check out our Happy Congee review, for abalone congee in Bendemeer. For something more adventurous, check out our Old World Bakuteh review, for wok hei-infused fried porridge.
Happy Congee Review: Handmade Mala Chee Cheong Fun And Abalone Congee At Bendemeer
This article was originally written on 5 October 2017.
Featured images adapted from @this.celine and @currykhoo.
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