Friday, 4 December 2015
Come and Eat Teochew Porridge Johor Bahru Stulang Laut JK1322 吃又来潮州粥
Finally, after missing this asam fish for three years, I got to taste it again at "Come and Eat" Teochew porridge shop at the old three storey flats in Stulang Laut, Johor Bahru.
I asked the shop owners what is the asam fish made of, and they showed me this fish which they called 刺客鱼 (literally assassin fish). It looked similar to milkfish.
The 刺客鱼 is cut into large chunks and stewed till soft in the large pot of salted vegetables, assam, garlic cloves, dried chili and spices.
The asam fish has the same texture as canned sardine with mushy soft meat and tender chewable bones. But, the flavour is completely different. This asam fish has mildly sourish spicy flavours with the sweet taste of fresh fish.
I like this asam fish a lot. I also like to mix the stewing sauce into the plain white porridge and it tastes wonderful.
(Note: This asam fish is available only on Thursdays. Check "Come and Eat" Facebook page on the availability of asam fish.)
Craving for "Come and Eat" asam fish satisfied, we indulged in the little shop's other popular dishes.
The "Come and Eat" simple steamed fresh fish. Different fish every day depending on the catch of the day.
We had a baby Ikan Kurau (Threadfin) which tasted just great as it was very fresh. The fish was steamed and served "as is" with no sauces or dressing, and it can't be better.
I like this braised pig skin which was soft rubbery in texture.
Everyone I brought love this tender (not mushy) pumpkin fried with minced pork and dried shrimps for it's aromatic savoury sweet and crustacean flavours.
Eggplant stir fried with dried shrimps and a savoury sauce.
The "Come and Eat" boss is skillful in Teochew style braised meats. There's braised belly pork, skin and head parts like ears and snort.
Basket of various braised items like eggs, tofu, pig skin and belly.
Preserved vegetables fried with minced pork.
Fried hae cho (prawn roll) and flat fish.
Braised chicken feet.
I like to add this fermented soy bean into my plain porridge for it's intense savoury flavour.
->> Simple and nice home style dishes to go with plain Teochew porridge at one of the oldest residential flats of JB.
Restaurant name: Restoran Come & Eat 吃又来潮州粥
Address: 34-2-A, Jalan Stulang Darat (shop lot at foot of 3-storey flats facing the highway), Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.47285, 103.77829
Hours: 4:00pm to 8:00pm (closed on Monday)
Date visited: 1 Mar 2012, 14 May 2015, 3 Dec 2015
Where is your favourite Teochew porridge place in Johor and Singapore?
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