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Get Old-School Teochew Cuttlefish Porridge At This Bukit Merah Hawker Stall

17th February 2023

TrulyTeochew has traditional cuttlefish porridge in Bukit Merah

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TrulyTeochew FB

Nothing, in my opinion, says comfort food more than a warm bowl of porridge. At TrulyTeochew, you’ll find that they serve a unique rendition of it: pao-fan style cuttlefish porridge. 

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Truly Teochew

Formerly a home-based business, the stall was started by an ex-financial lines underwriter, Tan Ziying. After quitting her job, she started a business selling Homemade Cuttlefish Teochew Porridge, of which she uses a 50-year-old recipe by her late grandmother. Ziying’s version is slightly healthier—she replaces rock sugar with Chinese herbs and uses no MSG.

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A bowl here comes in two sizes: Regular ($7.80) and Large ($9). Regardless of which size you get, you’ll score yourself pao fan in a tasty and nourishing broth that’s made from boiling shiitake mushrooms, braised pork belly, scallops, and cuttlefish. It is then topped with a generous amount of sliced pork belly, shiitake mushrooms, beancurd skin, and shallots. 

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This hearty dish is said to be extremely flavourful, boasting sweet, savoury, and umami notes. 

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Their Homemade Cuttlefish Mee Sua ($9) is the latest addition to their menu, featuring silky wheat vermicelli noodles with stir-fried cuttlefish, pork belly, shiitake mushrooms, premium scallops, tau kee, shallots, and celery leaves in the same tasty broth. 

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While you’re there, be sure to also get a side of Hot Wings or Spring Rolls to go with your porridge, both of which will set you back $2 for two pieces

For more delicious porridge to try, check out our guide to the best lobster porridge in Singapore. Alternatively, head down to Chin Lee Restaurant, a 50-year old restaurant in Bedok with Teochew zi char and more!

Address: Block 161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3749, Singapore 150161
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 3pm
Tel: 9179 7916
TrulyTeochew is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Feature image adapted from Robin Ho and Truly Teochew FB

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