Maintaining the Tradition – Jalan Magazine’s Teo Chew Porridge

Simple Teo Chew porridge meal at Jalan Magazine.
Simple Teo Chew porridge meal at Jalan Magazine.

Retna has been telling me about this place for sometime.

She used to visit this place with her university mates during the weekends.

The meal is affordable, mainly patronised by the trishaw operators.  It is quick, simple, filling and does not burn a hole in the pocket.

This place does not have any signboard, so only the regulars would know where it is.  However, we totally missed it when we were staying at Traders’ Hotel when here with our kids the last time.  The stall is just opposite the hotel.  To be precise, next to the open car park.

A family run business, which already entering into the seven decades, now the grandson is running the business.

The food tasted much better than any other Teo Chew porridge I have had before.

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Yep, one squats to enjoy the meal. Used to be on the ground level, now it is on a bench. Perhaps the older customers find it harder to sit so low.

The stall is small.  Only the front portion where you could see from the picture that the customers, semi-squating and sitting on the long bench.  And one table, which the family uses it to prepare the food.

Uncle preparing the dishes for the patrons
Uncle preparing the dishes for the patrons
She is the chef, preparing the dishes
She is the chef, preparing the dishes

Since Retna and I could not squeeze into the already occupied front portion, we were given the family table.

Everything is simple, healthy and tasty.

Will come again.

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