Good & Cheap Teochew Muay @ Block 216 Bedok North Street 1 Market & Food Centre on 9Apr2016

teeochew muay dishes

teochew muay dishes 

made nonya curry chicken for newgate learning lab bathesda community lunch at bedok north ave 3 today on 9.4.2016.

after the community lunch, & my friends had emptied the rubbish& cleaned up, we walked over to blk 216 bedok north street 1 market & food centre for some makan chat. ^^

there was a queue of 10+ at the more “famous” fish porridge stall. my friend said that was a short queue & worth queueing.

2 of us decided though to just go for the teochew muay stall in front where there was no queue.

stingray with bittergourd

stingray with bittergourd 

my friend ordered 4 dishes for 2pax. the other friend had eaten lunch & was just taking coffee.

the dishes were pretty good, and just S$12 for 4 dishes + 2 porridge. my friend thought the dishes were average but i though it was pretty good, for the few items we had.

the stingray with bittergourd was as good as any teochew muay stall like say ye shanghai, even zi char stalls.

teochew fishcake + belly pork

teochew fishcake + belly pork 

the teochew fishcake here was nice, unlike some places where they have too much flour(like shi le yuan). this was quite authentic.

the plain white belly pork was strange. i think this the first time i saw basically boiled belly pork instead of the usual braised ones like kong bak.

& it was good too, great texture & tasted good too (the bland type taste) with the chilli.

cabbage

cabbage 

& cabbage also good.

i guess it was not exceptional, but many expensive teochew muay stalls give you much poorer food, so this was ok for me.

i am not sure how good the fish porridge was & i will try that but generally between the 2 i would actually prefer teochew muay dishes.

c.h.e.f andy

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Nonya Curry Chicken – 3rd Community Lunch for Newgate Learning Hub on 9Apr2016

this my 3rd community lunch dish for newgate learning hub on 9.4.2016. ^^

my 1st for newgate community lunch was on 27.2.2016.:-)

i did the same nonya curry chicken for my 7th teban gardens community breakfast on 4.3.2016.

deboned 2.5 chickens about 1hr

deboned 2.5 chickens about 1hr

i deboned 2.5 chickens the night before, took about 1hr.

stock from bones of 1.5 chicken + 2 carrot + 1:4 radish

stock from bones of 1.5 chicken + 2 carrot + 1/4 radish

used the bones from 1.5 chicken to make a tasty stock.

i used my usual nonya curry chicken recipe.

the main consideration here were:-

  1. debone the chicken easier to eat for older folks
  2. make sure i have 80 pieces or more of chicken & taupok as they were served on each plate
  3. retain the colour & lemak & flavour w/o the spiciness.

i prepared the rempah in my nonya curry chicken recipe the night before with less dry chilli thoroughly soaked & changed water several times so not spicy.

in the morning-

  • i fried 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 star anise, 2 cloves, 1.5 twigs of curry leaves with the rempah & some coconut milk in 2 tbsp oil to get the aroma.
  • then i added 2.5 deboned chicken & fried, coat thoroughly for few minutes.
  • the i added 2 cups chicken stock, bring to boil, covered & simmered for 5mins (deboned chicken breast & thighs need no more than 10mins in total)
add 80 taupok strips from 2packets (20)

add 80 taupok strips from 2packets (20)

about 1/2 hr before i packed & left for bathesda community’s newgate learning lab in bedok, i removed the chicken pieces except the wings & wingsticks, added the taupok strips plus 3 cut potatoes & boiled for 15mins.

& add 3 potatoes

& add 3 potatoes

then i packed in aluminium tray & covered with aluminium foil to keep warm & stored sungly in a styrofoam tray container for the 35mins journey.

nonya curry chicken for 80 elderly folks at bathesda community lunch

nonya curry chicken for 80 elderly folks at bathesda community lunch

& the curry chicken dish was still nicely warm when dishing out onto the plates of beehoon noodles to be served to the community folks.

c.h.e.f andy