In the same episode of Ho Chak! that featured Hon Kee porridge, I managed to catch this bit of Teow Chew porridge place in Desa Aman, Cheras. Since I can't really grasp the address properly, I just told hubby agak-agak (guess in Malay) where about this place would be. He should know better since his mother's place is near by there. Since Desa Aman is not that big, this place can be found easily what more with its bright signage that I managed to caught in that show. Just look out for the Pusat Penjaja Desa Aman that houses Klana Seafood Restaurant signage and follow them. When you reach the hawker centre continue to go straight till you see some old flats on your right. Look out for Hoo Yee Restaurant (below the flats) and turn right at Jalan Desa Aman 2. You should be able to see the signage as shown below.
Since we arrived there rather late like 10pm, got a bit panic cos we see their staff were busy cleaning up. When we went up to the display counter... the sexy lady in that short skirt in the pic above told us they're still opened but not many dishes left. Since the guy manning the counter had kept away the trays, the poor fella had to take them out one by one to show us what are still available.
Not much choices though but my main aim was to try the stewed or was it braised duck ala Teow Chew (loh ark if not mistaken but not sure which dialect is this) since the hosts of the programme were raving how tender and tasty the duck were. This small portion costed RM6.00. I have to say, the duck is absolutely tender and there is no gamey smell nor taste. Most likely the spices predominantly 5 spice powder have masked them all out. Other than my favourite loh ark at Jalan Alor, this one really won me over now, at least.
I asked for the beancurd which is braised in the same gravy as the duck. Hubby took one bite and he asked me why it tasted sour. I guess the beancurd have been around the whole day hence must have gone bad. We sent the beancurd back.
We also have a plate of choy poh (a type of preserved vegetable) omelette (RM2.00), kinda cute cos each piece of the omelette fit the round plate just nice. Nothing special huh this dish but great with porridge.
Next, hubby picked a plate of steamed mince pork with tung choy (salted cabbage) (RM3.00) which kinda reminded me of a home cooked meal of jook (Cantonese for porridge).
Their plain jook is served in a rice bowl (RM0.80) and take a look at the consistency... this is the kind hubby and I, both liked. Not too watery and not too thick. Very smooth and velvety! Plain rice is available too.
It seems like they serve claypot rice too and patrons were streaming in even after we sat down and have our meal. Next time, I'll go early and try the claypot rice and other jook condiments!!! Hope they won't disappoint me.
Restoran Makanan Teow Chew/Mr Claypot
19, 21-Block C
Jalan Desa Aman 2
Taman Desa Aman, Cheras
Tel : 012-6800729
Opening hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Just read that Honey Star commented their claypot rice is good which gave me more reasons to go back there one day. Honey Star also gave a brief history of this restaurant which seems to have made it from hawker stall to a decent restaurant.
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