Very Good Bakuteh @ Tuan Yuan 团缘 on 23Nov2016

bakuteh

bakuteh

my OPS primary school classmate bought 4pax lunch at tuan yuan bakuteh today on 23.11.2016. ^^

pu er tea 普洱茶

pu er tea 普洱茶 S$6

we had a pot of pu er tea 普洱茶. maybe 铁观音still the more common tea for bakuteh if i am dining with my sis. i am ok with pu er tea 普洱茶 myself, like in any chinese restaurant.

tuan-yuan-bkt-restaurant

Tuan Yuan 团缘 bakuteh restaurant

Tuan Yuan 团缘 signifies reunion & fate, the philosophy of the owner mr gwee song how who owns ya hua bakuteh. this one is a new venture by his children. 🙂

service buzzer

service buzzer

they have the service buzzer.

& according to sethlui.com, they also have a mobile app “TuanYuan” on appstore & playstore, where you can order in advance. i am yet to try, certainly good service oriented philosophy & innovations.

bakuteh

bakuteh

what stood out was the soup.

really tasty, the natural meat sweetness!

this one not so peppery which i like also. apparently you can order 3 different pepper level for the soup on the mobile app!

the prime ribs were good too. texture & bite just right, not so soft like falling apart.

i still prefer the texture of the large prime rib at rong cheng though. i have not been there for a while so not sure how it is now.

kidney

kidney

the kidney soup was good.

tasty kidney just the right doneness & texture. 🙂

liver

liver

liver soup was good too.

pig trotters

pig trotters

pig trotters was i guess competent. but not among the best i had. will try again next time when i go.

chye-sim

chye sim

the chye sim was a bit off.

a bit “siap”, not so crunchy. it was blanched, maybe slightly over.

side dishes

side dishes

the sides were quite standard – taukee or knots, chye buay & peanuts.

i forgot to take photo but what deserved a special mention was the you tiao 油条.

i never take you tiao 油条 at bkt. they are invariably precut, left on bowls ready to serve & oily, dry & not crispy.

these ones here the boss mr gwee told us they made themselves, & truly it was not oily, very crispy & yet fluffy.

one of the best you tiao 油条, better even than many market specialised you tiao 油条stalls.

tang yuan 汤圆 - 三代同堂

tang yuan 汤圆 - 三代同堂

the boss offered us complimentary tang yuan 汤圆 mochi dumpling dessert. it was supposed to signify 3 generations together 三代同堂, with the smaller & differently coloured mochi dumplings.

ok for me, nothing special. i don’t think it was better than the frozen mochi dumplings i had from giant.

another thing, the service at tuan yuan was really superb!

the son, his wife all came to chat with us.

the owner mr gwee himself came couple times, & to offer the free mochi dumplings.

& the servers kept offering to top up the soup & also top up the tea.

prices here not cheap. my OPS friend paid. i didn’t ask how much, but i estimate around S$65 for 4pax???

but if food & service are good, i will go back & i guess most folks do too.

c.h.e.f andy

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TUAN YUAN

Block 127, Kim Tian Road,
#01-01 Singapore 160127
+65 6684 0123
OPENING HOURS
8:00AM – 3:00AM
Closed on Mondays

Great Teochew Muay Buffet @ Cafe on the Ridge on 22Nov2016

lor arh - braised duck

lor arh – braised duck 

had a S$20 birthday voucher to use at guild house.

went with sis for the teochew muay buffet at cafe on the ridge at jent ridge guild house on 22.11.2016. ^^

kent ridge guild house

kent ridge guild house

krgh ambience is pretty ok for a cafe.

teochew muay buffet - kent ridge guild house

teochew muay buffet – kent ridge guild house 

they made use of the covered outdoor area for the teochew muay buffet display.

lor arh - braised duck station

lor arh – braised duck station 

first thing i go for was the lor arh – braised duck! 🙂

braised duck, kong bak, pig skin

braised duck, kong bak, pig skin 

it was pretty good. good texture & flavour, not especially “pang” so not better than my own braised duck la…

kong bak, pig skin, taupok

kong bak, pig skin, taupok 

kong bak, pig skin & taupok all good. basically texture was great & the same braising sauce. 🙂

teochew muay buffet items

teochew muay buffet items 

there were quite a good spread of buffet items.

abve photo you have pig trotters, ngoh hiang, steamed pork, otah, chicken feet, taukee chap chai.

stemed minced pork & otah

stemed minced pork & otah 

steamed minced prok & otah ok, average.

teochew muay buffet items

teochew muay buffet items 

chicken feet, taukee chap chai good. pig trotters quite good. ngoh hiang pretty ok.

teochew muay buffet items

teochew muay buffet items 

the prawns were good. normally i wouldn’t go much for prawns in buffet but these ones were tasty. 🙂

chicken & peppers passable but can skip.

fish can skip also.

egg quite good.

teochew muay buffet items

teochew muay buffet items 

sis like all the side dishes.

they were all good actually – peanuts, gluten, luncheon meat, fermented beancurd, salted egg, & the best of all the pickled lettuce.

bringing back our childhood days! ^^

chilled sotong, marinated raw cockles, pig trotters

chilled sotong, marinated raw cockles, pig trotters 

there was also chilled sotong, & marinated raw cockles.

chilled-sotong

chilled sotong 

chilled sotong was ok, quite good actually especially with the “kek you”桔油, some tangaine sauce.

marinated raw cockles

marinated raw cockles 

the raw cockles were really nice. maybe i should have taken some more, but nowadays a bit wary.

pig trotters

pig trotters 

we had another serving of pig trotters.

popiah

popiah 

& tried/shared the popiah. it was ok but cannot c/w my friend’s wife’s popiah la…

nonya dessert

nonya dessert 

i had just a little to try, 2 tbsp. quite ok.

fruits

fruits 

fruits were very sweet, both water melon & rock melon.

rock melon especially had that special fragrant flavour. very good!

talam cendol & kueh salat

talam cendol & kueh salat

i had 1/2 of each of the talam cendol & kueh salat also. pretty ok!

the buffet was S$14.90+pax, no service charge but got GST.

so about S$32 for 2pax. just S$12 after the S$20 voucher.

anyway the buffet is really pretty good for S$16nett pax.

there are so many very expensive & so so teochew muay places & the plate of duck etc alone would cost S$15. & here in nice cafe environment & can take more if desired.

c.h.e.f andy

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Cafe on the Ridge @ Kent Rudge Guild House

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9 Kent Ridge Dr, Singapore 119241

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