The long holiday stretch to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday meant that there were more occasions for feasting. One such occasion was a lunch at the invitation by a friend to Chui Huay Lim Teochew restaurant where we ate the usual Teochew classics with a bottle of Chateauneaf du Pape wine from the Rhone Valley region of France. Teochew food with French wine is not unusual but I had not tried this wine before, let alone with Teochew food.
Good curry in a nice retro setting is what Curry Times offers. The folks of Old Chang Kee who have curry puff kiosks everywhere have now started to serve curries and other local food in their Curry Times chain restaurants as well as the self-service sister chain Curry Times Tingkat. Curry Times serve curry rice, curry noodles and curry fish head. Continue reading →
Some of you may already know that Chui Huay Lim is our favourite Teochew restaurant. We have included it in our “What to eat in Singapore” list of recommended places. Good food, comfortable setting, out of CBD, adequate car park, no corkage are some of its positive points. Another thing that we like about it is the scalability of the type of dinner you can have here. If you are a Teochew towkay, you can easily organise a thousand dollar dinner for two by opting for the usual highly prized delicacies like seafood, sharks fin etc. At the same time, ordinary patrons like us can also come here for a humble meal of some common Teochew dishes. You can read about our earlier experience at Chui Huay Lim here. Today, however our main reason to come here was that we had a craving to eat the humble oyster omelette, “or luak”.
Chui Huay Lim Club is a club with a long history in Singapore. Founded in 1845, its purpose was to be a venue for Teochew businessmen to network and enjoy recreational activities. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings and is now housed in a new and impressive building located at Keng Lee Road, near Newton Circus. On the ground floor of this building is Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine, a restaurant managed by the Jumbo restaurant group. This was where we had lunch when we had a craving for Teochew food.