Best Teochew porridge in Singapore
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. Here’s a list of the best Teochew porridge supper places for a banquet to feel like a king while keeping your wallet intact!
Table of Contents
- Best Teochew porridge in Singapore
- 1. Joo Seng Teochew Porridge
- 2. Sin Hock Heng
- 3. Lim Joo Hin Eating House
- 4. Heng Long Teochew Porridge
- 5. Ye Lai Xiang Teochew Porridge
- 6. Tian Tian Fatt Rice and Porridge
- 7. Soon Soon Teochew Porridge Restaurant
- 8. Choon Seng Teochew Porridge
- 9. Teck Ee Rice & Teochew Porridge
- 10. 554 Teochew Curry Rice/Porridge
- 11. White House Teochew Porridge
- 12. Ann Hoo Teochew Porridge
- Where to eat Teochew porridge for supper
1. 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 $12 per person.
Address: 14 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599738
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 4am
Tel: 6463 0768
Joo Seng is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. 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
Sin Hock Heng is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. 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 9am to 2am
Tel: 6272 9871
Lim Joo Hin is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. 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.
Aside from their main outlet at Upper Serangoon Road, Heng Leong has three other branches across the island, located at Tampines, Tanjong Katong, and North Bridge Road.
Address: 1012 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534750
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 6844 3545
Heng long is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. 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
Ye Lai Xiang is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. 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 $12 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-Tue, Thurs-Sat 12pm to 11pm
Tian Tian Fatt is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. 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 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6954 4151
Soon Soon is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Choon Seng Teochew Porridge
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Choon Seng Teochew Porridge has been serving Teochew muay for generations, and this is reflected in the traditional and homely taste of their dishes. Go for their steamed fish, which patrons will tell you is always fresh and tender. Other popular picks include their minced pork that is lathered in fermented black bean sauce.
A meal here will set you back $8 to $10 per pax.
Address: 43 Cambridge Road, Block 43, Singapore 210043
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:45am to 3pm
Tel: 6293 0706
Choon Seng is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Teck Ee Rice & Teochew Porridge
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With a wide variety of old-school dishes to choose from, Teck Ee Rice & Teochew Porridge is an ever-reliable Teochew muay spot. Prices are affordable, coming in at about $5 to $8 per pax. Their otah fish cake and sweet sour pork are recommended, along with some vegetables of your choosing.
Address: 302 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427555
Opening hours: Tue 11am to 9:30pm, Thurs 10:30am to 9:30pm, Fri-Mon, Wed 9:30am to 9:30pm
Teck Ee is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. 554 Teochew Curry Rice/Porridge
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Located along MacPherson Road, 554 Teochew Curry Rice/Porridge serves up some delightful dishes to go along with your watery muay. Their steamed fish is always served fresh, and their minced pork isn’t half bad either. The Teochew porridge will cost you about $7, but you can also get some aromatic curry rice here for a change.
Address: 554 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368230
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:30am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9228 0828
554 Teochew Curry is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. White House Teochew Porridge
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White House Teochew Porridge pivoted to selling fish soup and braised duck rice some time last year, but being the iconic teochew muay stall that they are, they have since brought back some of their classic dishes for you to enjoy with porridge. Get the braised duck and the piquant otah to go along with your rice gruel. Each meal will set you back around $8.
Address: 1096 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328193
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
White House is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Ann Hoo Teochew Porridge
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If you’re at Ann Hoo Teochew Porridge, be sure to get one of their steamed fishes as they are nothing short of wonderful. Their red snapper is said to be soft, fresh and flavourful, and other standouts include their braised pork and fish cake. Prices here are about $8 to $11 per pax.
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-126/127, Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre, Singapore 560527
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 9pm
Ann Hoo is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat Teochew porridge for supper
Our curated list of the best Teochew porridge spots in Singapore is bound to give you a food coma!
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