Sunday, May 29, 2016

Teochiew @ Sri Petaling

A worthwhile destination for Teochiew traditional cooking, brought to Sri Petaling by the Lim family, whose matriarch oversees recipes they've served to customers in Ipoh for over two decades. Their first outpost in KL opened this year, offering classics galore, from sour plum soups to steamed & stir-fried staples, with a smattering of Hakka & Hing Hua favourites in the mix too.

 Come ravenous to savour a whole heap of comfort fare - we scarcely scratched the surface, but our favourite orders were the Teochew kailan pot (RM14; a flavour-packed vegetable broth with chunks of tender pork, encapsulating the essence of time-honoured home-cooked cuisine), fried porridge (RM16; thick, nourishing soul food that'll nurse a broken heart) & pan-fried pomfret with garlic chips (seasonal price - so satisfying; we could happily have this perfectly cooked fish over & over again). The menu is extensive, with dozens of dishes that range from seaweed soup to soy-braised duck with eggs, crispy fish fu chok to nam yu fried pork loins, apple vinegared chicken to chai poh omelette to ginger fried rice, wan tan hor to claypot loh shi fun.

Teochiew Restaurant
41, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Wed-Mon, 11am-10pm

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  1. Hmmm.... homecooked goodness is one of my weakness! :D

    1. Rebecca: i can't resist it either ... there's something about the integrity and truth of the cooking ;)

  2. Can't say I actually know what is Teochew's, lots in Kuching - I think their awesomely nice kacang ma chicken is Teochew and if I'm not wrong, the celebrated Sarawak laksa is their creation too. Predominantly Foochow, where I am.

    1. Suituapui: heheh, i'm probably one of the worst people to interrogate about all the different nuances of chinese gastronomy ... i'm half hakka and half hainanese, for the record ;)

  3. Last time I always link Teochew's cuisine with porridge, till we visited a nice Teachew restaurant in SG last year, haha.

    1. CK: heheh, yeah, my earliest experiences with teochew food at restaurants were also with teochew porridge in malacca ... i do like teochew porridge! :)