One of my favourite Teochew restaurant is Ah Orh Seafood Restaurant. The restaurant is located at the void deck of the HDB block at 115 Jalan Bukit Merah. Do note that the restaurant basically has no menu. You just look at the pictures around the restaurant or ask for for recommendation.
Pig Trotter Jelly or Pork Trotter Aspic 3.5/5
Dinner started with the Pig Trotter Jelly (Pork Trotter Aspic) which is a traditional dish rarely find at restaurant nowadays because it is labour intensive. Long hours is needed to remove the fats and bones from the pig trotter, marination, stewing for more than 10 hours to extract the gelatin from both the trotter and pig skins and then freezing it to form into jelly. For those that have not tried the dish, it is like eating jelly with cold meat inside.
Stir Fried Kailan with Ti Poh 4.2/5
The Stir Fried Kailan with Ti Poh was cooked to perfection. The greens was crunchy and perfumed by the fragrant Ti Poh (dried sole fish).
Oyster Egg 4.2/5
I have eaten here a couple of times and whenever the Oyster Egg is served, I always screamed out inside me at the huge oysters. They are so generous and the oysters were fresh and plump.
Fish Maw Soup 4/5
You probably can't find another place serving the version of Fish Maw Soup at Ah Orh Seafood Restaurant. Usually what we have elsewhere is the starchy version that is quite similar to our shark fins soup. Here the fish maw are sliced into round circular pieces giving you a good bite while enjoying their unique broth which has a grainy texture. If I am not wrong, they added sesames into the broth giving it a nice aromatic finishing. As I mentioned it is unique hence I do have friends that do not enjoy this style of cooking.
Steamed Promfret 4.2/5
The must order whenever I come here is the Steamed Promfret. The huge promfret is quite expensive but I know I am paying for the freshness and quality. I have to say every time I ordered the steamed promfret, the timing they steamed the fish has always been perfect.
Besides the above dishes I tried, Ah Orh Seafood Restaurant is also known for their cold crabs and Orh Nee (yam paste) which are both very classic Teochew dish. However I have to warn that the price here is not cheap, don't be shock by the bill at the end of the day. I also heard that they have opened a second outlet at Sin Ming road. Anyone has tried that? How is the food there?
Arh Orh Seafood Restaurant (亚乌海鲜楼)
Blk 115 Jalan Bukit Merah
Tel: +65 62757575
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line)
Daily: 11am - 2pm, 530pm - 9pm
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Jalan Membina to the end of the road. Turn left at Jalan Bukit Merah. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]