It has become a tradition for my wife's family to have our reunion dinner at Ah Orh Seafood Restaurant at Jalan Bukit Merah every Lunar New Year. Every year we will end up ordering a table full of food. Unlike previous years, we actually tried a few new items on the menu this year.
Cold Prawn 4.5/5
One of the new items we tried this year is the Cold Prawn. Without any fancy cooking method, this is just straight forward appreciation of the natural sweetness of the shell fish.
Pig Trotter Jelly or Pig Trotter Aspic 4/5
A must order for us in every visit is the Pig Trotter Jelly (Pork Trotter Aspic) which is painstakingly prepared. I have tried a few of these from other Teochew restaurant but I still have the one from Ah Orh better in terms of seasoning, flavours and texture. Not to forget having it togethr with the vinegar-chilli sauce.
Cold Crab 4.5/5
The other Teochew delicacy is the Cold Crab which is packed with the creamy unami crab roes on top of the sweet flesh.
Braised Duck 4.5/5
Another favourite item on the menu is non other than the Braised Duck which is fat and tender, absorbing the flavoursome broth perfectly. I like the fact that it is also thickly sliced for a satisfactory enjoyment with each bite.
Steamed Fish Tail 4.5/5
We actually wanted to order the steamed pomfret but the lady boss informed us that the supply today is not too good, hence we switched to the Steamed Fish Tail instead. The Teochew style of steaming with salted vegetable seems to work with any fish as long as it is fresh. The kitchen has got the timing of steaming the huge fish tail spot on. It was moist and not over cooked.
Prawn with Vegetable 4/5
The other new item we tried is the Prawn with Vegetable. The huge and crunchy prawns are sitting on a bed of delectable greens which has a a crunchy texture.
Prawn Roll 4.2/5
Another regular item which we always order on the menu is the Prawn Roll. Stuffed with minced pork and prawn, chestnut is added for extra crunch. This is wrapped in beancurd skin and deep fried to a delightful crispiness. Pair it with the sweet sauce for a sweet ending.
We met Ah Orh himself at the restaurant and he was very nice to share is lunch with us. He came over to our table and gave us two Rabbit Fish (Pek Tor Fish) to eat.
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]