City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
An offshoot of Aston (best known for its cheap but good Western fare), MANLE Hotpot dishes up a Teochew porridge feast over lunch and dinner at its two locations in Singapore. Customers can pick from a menu that includes 30 modern and traditional Teochew dishes, including chye poh omelette and braised pork trotters. The buffet comes with free-flow soft drinks, ice cream and desserts. And if that isn’t enough for you, you can give MANLE’s mala hotpot buffet a try as well!
Lunch Buffet @ City Square Mall Downtown East
Price per adult: $12.90++
Buffet available from Mon – Sun: 11.30am – 3pm
Dinner Buffet @ Downtown East
Price per adult: $14.90++
Buffet available from Mon – Fri (except Public Holidays): 6pm – 10pm
Blk 457, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-456, Singapore 560157
This buffet offers more than 20 Teochew dishes for its lunch buffet, with foodchoices changing every week. Some perennial favourites remain on the menu, however, including deep-fried chicken with prawn paste and red bean pancakes.
Price per adult: $13.80 nett
Buffet available from Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2pm
6 Raffles Boulevard, #04-102A
Marina Square, Singapore 039594
It’s not often you can fill your tummy with just $10 in the heart of town. But you can savour 24 traditional delights, including salted egg and ngoh hiang, at iSteamboat’s Teochew porridge buffet in Marina Square. You can even load up on carbs other than porridge – the buffet offers fried bee hoon, char kway teow and fried rice as well!
Price per person: $8.80++
Buffet available from Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm; Sat – Sun: 12pm – 3pm
@ ORCHARD GRAND COURT
131 Killiney Road, Singapore 239571
Another option for all the Teochew porridge you can eat in town! Crystal Cafe’s spread includes braised pig trotters, steamed eggs and the traditional preserved vegetables. Even better? Durian lovers can enjoy some beautifully chilled, fresh durian pengat for dessert!
Price per adult: $14.80++ (Mon – Thur, Fri lunch); $16.80++ (Fri dinner, Sat – Sun)
Buffet available from Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10pm; Sat – Sun and Public Holidays: 12pm – 10pm
And last, but not least…
HENG LONG TEOCHEW PORRIDGE
1012A Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534750
OPENING HOURS: Daily:
10 am – 4.30 am
Heng Long doesn’t offer a buffet and can be a little more expensive than your standard Teochew muay fare. It’s even been in the news recently because disgruntled customers have started fights to protest against the prices charged.
But we think that’s all a bit silly – the food is still great value for money and a definite favourite with the Grandmother Tongue team! CK Chia loves how authentic the food is – “I stand in the queue only can smell the Teochew-ness liao,” he laughs. He loves the taukee (beancurd skin) and brings the lor bak (braised pork belly) home for his parents. Rei Poh recommends mixing the porridge with the stall’s signature chilli, and swears by its sweet and sour pork.
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