Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swatow

Traditional Teochew porridge is the raison d'etre of Swatow, only a few steps away from Hutong's main stalls in Lot 10.

Dozens of side dishes are available to accompany the porridge, including pork intestines & braised duck, which could have been meatier, more tender and flavorful.

Pork blood (terrific texture) & pork meat (ermmm, not so terrific).

Rather bland tofu & pig ears. For once, a bit more MSG might have been welcome.

Piping-hot porridge, with some forgettable chicken soup. Maybe we should have requested peanuts and salted egg to help make the meal tastier.


Swatow,
Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur.
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14 comments:

  1. Tng: ya, I kinda think you'll be able to find more satisfying porridges in pj. this is an ok option for downtown KL though...

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  2. Hon Kee Porridge may have been an better option this time..

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  3. ultimate comfort food for me to eat should I decide not to eat rice :)
    however, it's overpriced... there's one in Cheras that I absolutely love... u want the address?

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  4. Hmm, maybe safer to stick to Hutong's star attractions instead? :P

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  5. baby sumo: oh yeah, i lurrrrrve hon kee's porridge. warms the tummy and satisfies the taste buds, heheh :D
    leo: thanks, but i haven't gone to cheras for more than two years, and to be honest, i don't think i'll venture there anytime soon (the area is too confusing and the traffic is scary!) =)
    lfb: yep, i think i've managed to try all of them ... except one. i'm constantly thwarted because every time i get there, the popiah stall has closed for the day. grrrrrrr!

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  6. Oh, we haven't tried the popiah there either. Heard it's quite good. Nak try pegi sana Isnin depan? :D

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  7. Lfb: wish we could, but the popiah stand closes at 5pm (ridiculous, I know!). Sigh ... We'll just have to get drunk instead :D

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  8. HARRR? 5pm? Aiyo... liddat I gotta go at lunchtime to sample it. Darn.

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  9. Lfb: actually hor, hutong's original popiah stall is at Campbell street.... Which is just a FIVE minute walk from my office. But I have never eaten there either :D

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  10. wah this must be the high class teochew porridge. looks good and it's always one of my comfort food.

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  11. ROFL. You are as lazy as I am. Welcome to the club! :P

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  12. A bit more MSG welcomed?! Gasp!

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  13. Eiling: ya, I like teochew porridge in malacca! Perfect for a cold day :D
    Lfb: But there are nice eateries within walking distance of your office! :p
    Michelle: msg can be useful in times of desperation, heheh!

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