You can always judge a Teochew betway必威官网登录restaurant by the quality of its pomfret. If it is anything less than super fresh,你能捡起它的可疑的气味,因为它总是为蒸或一个简单的清汤!这就是为什么热情的餐馆老板吉米Koh一样,67年,努力去买他们的鱼直接从圣诺每一天!!
Cheng Hoo Thian was founded by Mr Jimmy Koh's father in 1930 at Clarke Quay. After the war they reopened again at the New Market Road and was there till 1968 before shifting to the Khalsa association. They stayed there till 1975 before moving again to South Bridge Road. In 1977,they closed the betway必威官网登录restaurant and went into private dining where they continue to cook their traditional Teochew fare in people's homes. In 2012 they re-opened again in a four storey shop house along Keong Saik road. At that time,they were doing Teochew fine dining with another partner. But that lasted less than two year before they went back again into private dining. 必威电脑版About a month ago they re-opened again but this time in a more austere place in Whampoa.
食物是典betway必威官网型的潮汕话,应该熟悉的老的一代。首先我们有猪肉冻,肝卷,,有zhor(prawn balls) and smoked pork trotters. I was surprised to learn that traditional Teochew有zhorwere simply prawn meat that have been shaped into balls. Jimmy tells me that the ones wrapped in bean curd skin are the Hokkien version of the dish. Staying true to the Teochew culinary philosophy that everything must be fresh,只有新鲜的猪肉和野生捕获安和苏阿特罗虾用于使各自的碗。4/5
Their braised duck is very good and well presented. The braising sauce is the traditional Teochew style sauce which is nicely balanced and the meat itself is tender and flavourful.4.5/5
One of the best dishes of the day was the braised fish head with bittergourd. Their black bean sauce is very good and are made from black beans from Swatow. It is one of the most memorable version of the dish that I have come across.4.5/5
Another highlight were the prawns with yellow chives. The和冰斗虾脆,多汁的,他们使用黄色的细香葱来自香港的温柔,不会在你的牙齿之间。4.25/5
This is the first time I have come across the salted pork and looffa dish. It is the kind of dish that really comes across as very old school. Not something I would order again for myself but I am sure that the older generation would really appreciate it.4/5
I was told they do a very traditional yam paste here but Jimmy suggested we try the crispy fried pumpkin cake instead because it is not widely available. It is basically a rosti made from shredded pumpkin with ground peanuts. It was novel,和良好的尝试只是为了体验但不是我将再次秩序。3.5/5