Friday, November 11, 2011

Tian Tian Hainanese Curry Rice @ Bukit Merah


Last Monday was a public holiday and I went for a morning forest walk starting from Henderson Wave, intending to end on the other end at Alexandra Arch. Unfortunately, the forest walk was under repair and I have to turn back for an early lunch.

I took a 2 stops bus ride to Tian Tian Hainanese Curry Rice at Bukit Merah View since I am at the vicinity. This place is very popular with taxi uncle. I noticed a lot of taxi parked at the carpark behind the coffee shop and taxi uncles sipping coffee or having lunch.

Pork Chop 4/5

Unlike the norm Pork Chop served at other places, the Pork Chop here came served in a pool of gravy. Surprisingly the Pork Chop and the gravy just came together as one dish. In a way, it sort of given the Pork Chop a succulent taste.

Lor Bak 4/5

The beautiful layers of fat and meat of the Lor Bak garnished with coriander was well braised with softness. I couldn't help going for more.

Curry Squid 4/5

The Squid served in a curry gravy was not spicy. Like all traditional Hainanese dish, the taste is more inclined to the sweet side. The squid was nice and fresh but I would preferred it to be more springy.

Stewed Cabbage 4.2/5

The Stewed Cabbage is a must order dish for me whenever I have Hainanese Curry Rice. While the Pork Chop may have slightly different versions, the Stewed Cabbage has pretty similar preparation styles among the different stalls. I always enjoyed eating the sweet and soft Stewed Cabbage with my plate of rice.

Tian Tian Hainanese Curry Rice
Hong Yu (鸿裕) Coffee shop
Blk 116 Bukit Merah View
Nearest MRT: Redhill, Tiong Bahru (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 830am - 930pm
(Closed on Alt Tue)

1) Alight at Redhill MRT station: Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Redhill MRT station (Stop ID 10209). Take bus no. 132 or 145. Alight 4 stops later. Journey time about 6 mins.

2) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to the bus stop opposite Tiong Bahru (Stop ID 10161). Take bus no. 16 or 851. Alight 3 stops later. Journey time about 9 mins.


  1. kai brought me to try this last year, the curry was way too spicy for me.

  2. @Mss Tam Chiak, is it? Both my gf and me likes the curry :)

  3. Okie, maybe i should give it another chance! :)

  4. MissTamChiak, must try the bak-ee here. Non-spicy meat pattie!

  5. @ice. Is it! Aiya I never see time must try!

  6. Tian tian curry rice, started way back in Silat road market. Those day they steam the rice. I remember I use to have pork chop, char siew and mixed vegetables, all in one packet for only one dollars. Those curry are very much different from today. The curry today is full of starch. I think very few people have such good opportunity to taste those curry rice From tian tian in the early days. It is so fantastic, and cannot be available at this present day. Perhaps the eldest son of the founder can still make the original curry rice. He was the key man when the tian tian started

    1. I have not been back for years. Looks like the standard and quality has dropped. I am not sure whether it has to do with food cost and rental, causing them to take short cut.