A new Teochew restaurant has recently opened up near my place and I have been wanting to check it out. The opportunity came when we had a gathering for the foodies staying in the West. Hence I recommended to have our dinner at G7 Teochew Restaurant located at Jalan Mas Puteh, along West Coast Road. The restaurant is owned by the G7 Restaurant Group across the island.
Teochew Frozen Pig Trotter 2.8/5
Pork Trotter Aspic is a traditional Teochew dish rarely find at restaurant nowadays because of the labour intensive required to prepare the dish. 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. Unfortunately I find the marination of the Teochew Frozen Pig Trotter ($14 small) is on the salty side. Actually I already can tell from the dark coloured appearance.
Teochew Braised Duck and Beancurd 4/5
Teochew is known for their braised duck so it is inevitable that we have to order the dish to try. The Teochew Braised Duck and Beancurd ($30) is braised in a light braising sauce with a a slight hint of herbal taste. The sliced duck meat is also cooked to a nice tender accompanied with a thin layer of fat under the skin.
Teochew Fish Maw Clear Soup 3/5
I was actually not quite expecting the version of Teochew Fish Maw Clear Soup ($42 large) from G7 Teochew restaurant. Besides the fish maw, the bowl of soup comes with other ingredients such as fish balls, fish dumplings, minced pork, tofu and fish slices. I don't find any special about the soup except throwing all the different ingredients into it. In fact it felt more like having seafood tofu soup.
Fried Oyster Omelette 4.2/5
It may look like an ordinary fried omelette when it is served to the table. The star is actually hidden underneath the Fried Oyster Omelette ($14). The plump and juicy oyster complemented by a special sauce accentuated the whole enjoyment of this simple but yet delicious dish.
Steamed Pomfret 4/5
Teochew is known for their steamed fish and my favourite is the Teochew Style Steamed Promfret ($64). It is about $8 per 100 gram. The promfret is steamed to a nice moist texture. Together with the salted vegetable and sour plum, it brought out the flavour of the dish even more.
Nai Bai in Supreme Broth 4.2/5
For greens, we had the Nai Bai in Supreme Broth ($24 large) which has a nice crunch, layered with an aromatic and hint of sweetness from the garlic and supreme broth.
Chye Por Dry Hor Fun 4.5/5
While I was browsing through the menu, I noticed Chye Por Dry Hor Fun ($12 medium) and I know I must order it. I am glad that I did as the group enjoyed the rice noodle dish that is well packed with the wok hei aroma. The crunchy bites of char por tossed with the rice noodles, provided the additional boost in flavour.
Scallop with Yam 2.8/5
I though the Scallop with Yam ($50 large) would be an interesting dish to try but it turned out quite disappointing. The scallop has probably shrunk and lost its juiciness after deep frying. It is kind of one dimensional with the scallop lost in the yam basket.
Pumpkin Yam Paste 4.2/5
Last but at least, a must have to end the dinner is the Pumpkin Yam Paste ($18 large). The warm dessert with its thick and creamy texture, together with the sweet pumpkin paste provided the fitting ending to the whole dinner.
Overall we have a satisfied meal at G7 Teochew Restaurant. I would go back again to try the other dishes on their menu, especially the cold crab which was sold out during our visit. I would recommend ordering the braised duck, steam pomfret, chye por hor fun and yam paste which were the dishes I enjoyed during my visit.
G7 Teochew Restaurant
9 Jalan Mas Puteh
Tel: +65 68732089
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)
Daily: 11am - 230pm, 5pm - 1030pm
1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Clementi MRT station (Stop ID 17171). Take bus number 78. Alight 3 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Clementi Bus Interchange. (Stop ID 17009). Take bus number 285. Alight 3 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]