a RI friend organised a teochew muay this morning at shi le yuan 实叻圆糜 on 29.6.2015.^^
we had lunch & long chat 2 weeks ago at happy duck at bukit merah view food centre, and arranged to come for this teochew muay.
lunch started early for patrons of this market stall.
a queue started at 10am. my friend was already there in the queue. we arranged to meet 10.15am. i arrived just a bit later.
our expert teochew ah hia earlier spoke with the stall proprietor & we had the ngor soon fish-baby treadfin. this was really good. sweet, tender, tasty, especially with the tau jeoh.^^
earlier the teochew ah hia & i were wondering about the stall. we were thinking maybe the food is ok & the price is cheap. that would be enough reasons for a constant queue. basically i don’t think too much of teochew muay in singapore myself. i just feel that its really expensive (like >S$10pax) for very cheap ingredients & ordinary cooking.
overall, this stall is certainly very cheap. we only paid S$43 for 7pax & so many dishes. we had repeat helpings for 3 dishes – the spicy black bean minced pork, salted fish minced pork (kiam her bak) & black bean pork ribs. so its easy to tell, in addition to the ngor soon fish-baby treadfin, these were among the best dishes.
the other dishes were not like supergood but they were generally also competent. 🙂
spicy black bean minced pork was good. i may try this myself.
salted fish minced pork (kiam her bak) was very good. texture was slightly firmer & different from my own salted fish minced pork dish. maybe it had a bit more flour. it had less salted fish. that’s good. minced pork & salted fish should not be competing.
black bean sauce minced pork was good. it was not out of the ordinary but was quite good really.
the other dishes were all quite ok. kor leh – cabbage was like any other.
chim char lor nothing standing out, but it was not very salty so that’s good.
fried bean curd with leek, a favourite of mine, not particularly tasty but ok. i think my sis in law did a better one for chinese new year.
fried egg felt a bit like my tamago (japanese egg roll) w/o rolling up. there might be a bit of sugar, which is what i do with my tamago.
salted egg, not the very reddish oozing with oil kind. i guess it will do.
bean curd – this was non-descript & the second poorest item among the mostly nice dishes.
somehow i did not take a photo of only 1 dish = the teochew fishcake, and that was the poorest dish, felt like a lot of starch, totally not the texture & sweetness of a teochew fishcake. strange!
the mixed mushrooms i think was complimentary from the proprietor to us for ordering too much. haha!^^
well, this teochew muay totally suit my palate, very competent food with quite a few standout dishes & very good price.
i will be back soon enough.