Sunday, June 23, 2024

Shao (烧) Modern Teochew Dining @ Rangoon Road - The Group's Third Outlet In The Quiet Corner of Little India



SHAO (烧), with its flagship restaurant at Frankel, has recently opened a third outlet at Rangoon Road, named SHAO Modern Teochew Dining. This new venue offers a contemporary take on Teochew cuisine. The interior presents a captivating blend of modern and traditional aesthetics, with part of the dining hall resembling a Chinese opera stage, adding to the unique dining experience.

Teochew Cold Roe Crab 4.2/5

As a Teochew, I couldn't resist trying the Teochew Cold Roe Crab ($78 for 400-500g). The meat was sweet and packed with umami roe, capturing the essence of crustacean flavours. They also offer an elevated BBQ Roe Crab version, which I'm eager to try next time.


Stewed Iberico Pork with Soy Bean Paste 4.5/5

This was my first encounter with the Stewed Iberico Pork with Soy Bean Paste ($38/$58). Served in a piping hot claypot, the tender Iberico pork is simmered in a sweet, tangy broth reminiscent of the Salted Vegetable Duck Soup. This dish stood out for its rich flavours and comforting taste.

Braised Combination Platter 3/5

Braised items are a staple in Teochew cuisine, so I had to order the Braised Combination Platter ($28/$38), which includes braised duck, pig trotter, and tau kwa. Among the three, the pig trotter was the most enjoyable for its tenderness. However, the duck meat was a bit dry, and the braising sauce needed to have the fragrant depth I was hoping for, failing to infuse the ingredients adequately.

Stir-fried Fish Noodle with Seafood 4/5

For our carbo dish, we chose the Stir-fried Fish Noodle with Seafood ($18). The noodle texture was unique, being bouncier than the regular noodles. Adding truffle and stir-frying lent an earthy note and smokiness, while the roes provided a savoury uplift, making it a delightful dish.

Mix Fruit Pai in Teochew Style 3/5

We wrapped up our dinner with the simple Mix Fruit Pai in Teochew Style ($10). This dish features cut fruits in a sour plum and liquorice root sauce, offering a refreshing end to the meal. Their Orh Nee is also highly recommended for those seeking something more traditional.

SHAO Modern Teochew Restaurant at Rangoon Road successfully blends contemporary and traditional elements, both in its ambience and its culinary offerings. While some dishes stood out more than others, the overall dining experience was enjoyable, making it a worthy addition to the Teochew dining scene in Singapore.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Shao (烧) Modern Teochew
223 Rangoon Road 
Singapore 218460
Tel: +65 69932223
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 11pm

1) Alight at Farrer Park MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to the traffic junction of Tessensohn Road and Rangoon Road. Cross the road and walk to Rangoon Road. Walk to the end of Rangoon Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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