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Teochew Muay

November 18, 2009


The Teo Chew ah nia in me loves Homemade Fish cake




The recent cold weather makes me crave for some hot comfort food. Instead of the usual Ramen, i dragged the boy down to this Teochew Muay shop – Lim Joo Hin Eating House, just tucked right behind Tiong Bahru Plaza (About 10 minutes walk).


Teochew Porridge at Lim Joo Hin


As much as i love all the various different cuisines, there are times i simply crave for simple Teochew Muay.  Teochew cuisine or rather Teochew muay is traditional known for their fish dishes whereby very little seasoning is used as Teochew Cooking seeks to bring out the natural flavour of the ingredients.



There’s a variety of dishes to go along with your Teochew Porride (Aka Teochew Muay). The usual Chay Poh Omelette, Salted Egg, Steamed Fish Cakes. Besides that, this place also serves braised duck, clayfish, spicy dried shrimp (hei bi hiam), salted vegetables (giam chai) , peanut and ikan billis.



It was tough deciding what to have for our porridge. But we decided on the basic chai poh eggs (菜脯蛋), Beancurd skin (腐竹), Chinese Sausage – Lap Chong (臘腸), Steamed Tofu and the Fishcakes. 



What’s my pick then? I would have to go for the fish cakes.  They were definitely fresh, chewy, soft and Q.



The food there was really alright and decent.  Our simple meal of 2 porridge, 4 simple side dishes came up to $13 bucks. It certainly does not come cheap but it definitely brought some warmth to our stomach on a cold rainy day. 🙂



Lim Joo Hin Teochew Porridge – Havelock Porridge

715 Havelock Road
Lim Joo Hin Eating House (Tucked at Beo Cresecent)
Mon – Sun (11am – 5am)
+65 6272 9871
6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2009 12:26

    This Teochew muay is nice ! Like the food there, however, their prices have gone up & seldom go there already !

    Another favourite eating place is the duck rice along Havelock Road b4 Teochew muay and Beo Crescent Market ! Love these 2 locations food !


  2. reiz permalink*
    November 19, 2009 12:39

    Yeah. It’s pretty pricey for just porridge and simple staple food which we could do it at home. I haven’t had those at the market! Will pop by another day! 🙂

  3. November 20, 2009 05:56

    oh i believe my sister took me there once after a day of work. yum. teochew porridge is good especially since we’re 3/4 teochew 😉 and my fav dish to order is ALWAYS homemade fishcakes. love the texture and the vinegarish chili sauce that accompanies it.

  4. reiz permalink*
    November 22, 2009 21:13

    >Diva 3/4 teochew? Freshly made homemade fishcakes are so good, i can eat tons of that easily and i still don’t get sick of it!!~~~ Can you get fishcakes over at your side?

  5. May 4, 2011 12:18

    Yes – my favourite place for porridge, however I agree with JH – they are now quite pricey and we now don’t go there as often.

    My family likes the porridge at Maxwell markets, although I’m told it’s more Hong Kong style that Teochew.

    Nice pics!


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