Teochew


One of the major Chinese dialect groups in Singapore. Teochew people hail from the coastal city of Shantou in Guangdong province, China. Teochew cuisine is traditionally known for its fish dishes, particularly steamed fish. Very light external flavouring and seasoning (salt, sugar) is a signature of Teochew cooking which seeks to bring out the natural taste of the ingredients used.

Koh Choon Seng Teochew Delicacies

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Teochew

Located at #01-32 China Square Food Centre, 51 Telok Ayer Street., Singapore 48441
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Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant

Mosque Street
Lee Kui Restaurant is found at Mosque Street, about 5 mins walk from Chinatown MRT (NE4) station.
oyster omelette
Lee Kui Restaurant's oyster egg comes with a generous serving of oysters.
duck meat
The 'goose' meat dish which is really duck meat !
braised pig trotters with chestnuts
The $28 braised pig trotters with chestnuts. Rather expensive considering it was very average and weak-tasting. At this price, I'd rather go for a German deep-fried knuckle version.
pepper crayfish
Pepper crayfish. One of the better dishes. A pity we didn't try the (steamed) fishes, which should be the pride and highlight for any Teochew restaurant.

Categories: Teochew, Zhi Char, Cold Crab

Located at 8/10 Mosque Street., Singapore 59488
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This teochew restaurant has the usual dishes. However, note that the only crab dish here is the cold crab which is more expensive ($50/kg) than what you would be paying for a similar sized Sri Lankan chilli/pepper crab at other restaurants like Jumbo or Long Beach. Another traditional Teochew dish is the braised pig's leg with chestnuts (ter ka gao-luck) - which I find run-of-the-mill and expensive at $28 although it came as a rather large-sized one. You can get a similar half-sized braised pig trotter for about $5-10 at most bak kut teh or kway-chap hawker stalls.
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Kuehs and Snacks 老婶阿嬤潮州粿

Kuehs and Snacks
Kuehs and Snacks is at an HDB shophouse in Block 125, Bukit Merah Lane 1
Teochew glutinous rice kueh
Teochew glutinous rice kueh

Categories: Chinese, Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh

Located at #01-164 Alexandra Village, Block 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1., Singapore 150125
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This airconditioned shop sits among a row of quiet HDB shophouses facing Alexandra road, opposite Alexandra Hospital and Queensway Shopping Centre. It offers traditional kueh lovers a range of handmade kuehs and other pastries. Interestingly, the Chinese name of the shop is much more complex than its English name - it translates into Old/Grand Aunt & Mother Teochew Kuehs. The glutinous rice kuehs were cheap at 70c (5 for $3.50) but tasted quite bland and run-of-the-mill, compare this to Yong's which retail at 80c but is only slight tastier. If these traditional kueh houses do not improve/innovate this classic Teochew kueh with more ingredients like peanuts, shiitake mushrooms and meat slices, I'm afraid it will be a few more years before it is talked about only in a museum tour. The great discovery for this shop however, is that they've stucked to the tradition of making soon kueh (笋粿) with real bamboo shoots (笋). These tasted so good I forgot to snap photos before the pack of five ($6.50) I bought were all eaten up !
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Poh Cheu

Block 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Block 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1 is part of an old low-rise HDB shophouse and housing enclave also known as Alexandra Village. In the background is the AIA (Alexandra) Building
durian green bean ang ku kueh
Poh Cheu's ang-ku-kueh-style durian kueh (left) and green bean kueh (right)

Categories: Chinese, Soon Kueh, Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh

Located at #01-230 Block 127, Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150127
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Specializes in a wide range of handmade ang ku kuehs with different fillings (green bean, yam, peanut, even durian and others). Stall also has other traditional kuehs and pastries. Tel:6276-2287.
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Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh is at unit 02, just after the escalator

Categories: Chinese, Teochew Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh, Soon Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #02-02 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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This traditional Teochew kueh stall sells a wide variety of hand-made cakes from the usual glutinous rice cakes, soon kueh (turnip fillings) and ku chye kueh (chives fillings) to ang ku kueh (red peanut/bean cakes) and ou kueh (black bean).
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老两猪脚冻沙鱼肉 Lao Liang Chilled Pig Trotters Jelly & Shark Meat

Jalan Berseh Food Centre
Jalan Berseh Food Centre is located near the middle part of Jalan Besar, near the junction with Syed Alwi Road
Lao Liang Chilled Pig Trotters Jelly and Shark Meat
Lao Liang is located on the 2nd floor of Jalan Berseh Food Centre
chilled pig trotters jelly
Chilled pig trotters jelly - you can hardly taste or smell the pork
white shark meat
The shark meat is extremely fresh and white
braised pork, skin and innards
Kway-chap-style mixed braised pork meat and innards
plum sauce and chilli sauce
Sweet plum juice sauce with peanuts (top), and standard-fare chilli sauce

Categories: Chinese, Teochew, Pig Organ Soup, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at #02-37 Jalan Berseh Food Centre, 166 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208877
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This traditional Teochew stall was originally from the area near the old Thong Chai (or Tong Chi to Teochews) Medical Institution in Chinatown/Merchant Road. It is famous for a Teochew dish called ter kah tang (猪脚冻) made from pig trotters that is boiled with pig skin and other parts until a soft gelatinous base is formed, then chilled into a jelly and served cold in small strip pieces. The other signature dish is white shark's meat (白牙沙鱼), another Teochew favourite. This stall's shark meat is extremely white and fresh - the owner says he will not sell it for the day if the morning market cannot provide the quality sharks he requires. The food is served with two types of sauce - a plum-extract-based sweet sauce sprinkled with crushed peanuts, and a quite-common sourish chilli paste. So good are the sauces that the owner charges (20c @) for extras helpings. I didn't care much for the chilli sauce but the plum sauce went very well with the two dishes.
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Yan Sen Cooked Food & Carrot Cake 炎成粿品菜头粿

Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre comprises a market and food centre. It is located next to the busy road junction of Sungei Road and Serangoon Road, opposite the Tekka Mall shopping centre.
Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre has a good mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian food. Walk further into the centre, and you'll find the wet market selling meats, seafood, spices and fresh vegetables
Yan Sen Cooked Food and Carrot Cake
Yan Sen Cooked Food and Carrot Cake stall sells mainly traditional kuehs although they were voted best in Singapore for their carrot cake !

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Soon Kueh, Teochew Kueh, Hawker

Located at #01-389 Tekka Market and Food Centre, Block 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
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This shop was voted by the public as one of the most popular carrot cake stalls in Singapore in Yummy King. The carrot cake is of the black (soy sauce) variety. You wouldn't know at first glance because the stall front display overflows with a range of traditional teochew kuehs (glutinous rice kueh, ou kueh, ku chye kueh and soon kueh) and other snacks. Looks like we've finally found the missing link between kueh and kway (as in chye tow kway a.k.a. carrot cake) ;-)
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Yong's Teochew Kueh

150 East Coast Road
Yong's Teochew Kueh at its Katong branch shophouse.

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh

Located at 150 East Coast Road., Singapore 428837
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This is the Katong branch of the original shop at Upper Serangoon Road (Hougang). Offers a range of hand-made teochew kuehs (cakes) including ku chye kuehs, ou (yam) kueh and glutinous rice kuehs. Tel: 6287-4328.
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Yong's Teochew Kueh

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh

Located at 1022 Upper Serangoon Road., Singapore 534760
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Offers a range of hand-made teochew kuehs (cakes) including ku chye kuehs, ou (yam) kueh and glutinous rice kuehs. Tel: 6287-4328.
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巴西立鱼粥 Pasir Ris Fish Porridge

Categories: Chinese, Fish Porridge, Teochew

Located at #01-91 Blk 453A Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Singapore 561453
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