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Old Place Seafood Taiwan Porridge has lots of similarities to the popular Gu Zao Ren Taiwan Porridge, though slight differences in the name but both are zichar stalls and serve Taiwan porridge with identical signature dishes.
Located in a coffeeshop along the stretch of Joo Chiat Place, Old Place Seafood Taiwan Porridge is one of two stalls operating in this coffeeshop, nothing too catchy on the façade of the stall and we might not make the visit without the tip off from one of our friends whose family patronises the stall regularly.
Mei cai kou rou 梅菜扣肉 or Braised pork belly with preserved pickled mustard
This is the must order signature dish here, we requested for less fatty pork belly, the meat was well braised to ensure the tenderness of the texture, every bite was full of flavour likewise the accompanied preserved pickled mustard that was not overly salty and a pleasant to the tastebuds. (4.0/5.0)
Salted Egg Chicken
The piping hot boneless chicken had been deep-fried till crispy with pork lard ! It gave the bite size crisp chicken the extra flavour on top of the aromatic salted egg yolk, chili padi and curry leaves. We have to make a repeat order just to satisfy our craving! (4.0/5.0)
Fried bean sprout with salted fish
We can fully appreciate the fragrant of the salted fish in the bean sprout, it was full of wok hei or charred flavour and one of the simple but great dish of the day. (3.8/5.0)
Fried long bean with sambal
The sambal was not too spicy but some rooms for improvement to crank up the overall flavour. (2.5/5.0)
Fried Kang Kong with sambal
Same as the Sambal long bean, the texture of the vegetable was perfect but we wish the sambal could be more flavourful to perk up the overall taste. (2.8/5.0)
Chai poh omelette
It is supposed to be another signature dish here, however, the seasoning was a little underwhelming and not able to bring up the aroma of the omelette. (2.8/5.0)
Fried Kai Lan with fish slice
Fish slices fried with KaiLan and carrot, a simple but good executed dish from flavour to the freshness of the fish slices. (3.0/5.0)
The portions served may be a little small at Old Place Seafood Taiwan Porridge, however, the dishes are generally good and appetizing when go with sweet potatoes porridge or rice. Will we be back again? Everyone around the table was nodding their heads.
Old Place Seafood Taiwan Porridge or Gu Zhao Ren Taiwan Porridge 古早方煮炒台湾粥
A: 59 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427783
H: 11.30am – 2.30am