Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teochew Nang Porridge

I am a Teochew by name only cos I don't speak this dialect. I don't speak because I don't know how to.... lol... Actually I am half teochew half cantonese... so naturally follow my mother's tongue. But where food is concerned, we were taught how to eat teochew's signature dishes... Don't ask me the names of the dishes but one of them is ..... PORRIDGE!

We love porridge, I mean my siblings and my parents as well... from young, my mum love to boil porridge (also due to the fact, we were quite poor those days, rice was considered a luxury!) and she used to boil them with sweet potatoes too... nowadays we don't cook that anymore, in fact nowadays porridge is more costly than rice!

Here was what Elin and I had for our lunch....

steamed minced meat with salted vegetable..

cooked fish (sook yue)

assorted vegetables (chap choy)
I love this dish..

sweet potato porridge...

overall here .. it cost around RM12.00 for 2 persons
STP, this is not cheap, right?
better to boil our own porridge..
eat with ikan bilis, salted eggs, fermented beancurd
BEST!!

29 comments:

  1. it's a simple food... but the most appetizing 1...

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  2. I am a Kong Fu Yan! I like the typical Cantonese porridge - grain being cooked till smooth and creamy.

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  3. Hey, me too a half teow chew, father a teow chew, mom a cantonese too..and I don't speak the dialect too. LOL..

    When we were young, my mom too loved to cook plain porridge with fried fish and salted eggs as condiments.. Those were the days. My boy cried when I cooked him this as the porridge looked so plain that made me felt like the step mom ill treating her stepson. *bleh*

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  4. Bananaz would like to seek clarification from the foodie experts as I got confused. Have been eating teow chew porridge very often. There are two kinds right? One being the normal teow chew moi (Bananaz not a teow chew nang, ka ch'ing bo ang) with big grainy type and the other in Cantonese called 'choke' where it being cooked till like Ming Na said smooth and creamy usually with fish, chicken or frog legs etc? Or both 'moi' and 'choke' are the same? Which is which and what is what? Whether teow chew or easy to chew, I will always lup chew ~;).

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  5. hehehe, simple food but actually i find the sweet potato porridge the nicest of all.. :)

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  6. cath: easy to eat...just gulp..


    mingna: yes..sticky too.. but my kids prefer watery.. sigh..


    inspiredmum: i used to give my kids porridge when they are toddlers.. easier to suap.. hahaa..till now they like to eat..


    bananaz: yes, u r right! there are few types actually.. hokkien also different. cantonese different and teochew is watery type.. cantonese is sticky type and hokkien is rice plus water means porridge? hahaaa.. as for me, cantonese and teochew, all i wallop one..


    sk: yes, during japanese war days, people eat like these, hor?

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  7. Good to have porridge once a while....but I get hungry real fast! LOL!

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  8. Ohhh... I always enjoy TeoChew porridge! It's not cheap but it's rather tasty, specially with braised pork trotter!;D

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  9. I remember my mum used to cook sweet potatoes porridge for us..yummy!

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  10. Hahahaha!!! Influenced by what you saw in my blog eh? I love Teochew porridge... Yum! Yum!

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  11. Wah! In Ipoh, got sweet potatoes, lagi best! That one they say is Taiwan-style...

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  12. I must say the sweet potato porrige looks rather nice! Around here, porrige is associated with poverty and orphanages. Because of Oliver Twist eating only porrige in the orphanage and getting in trouble for asking for seconds!

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  13. pete: yes, gets hungry real fast.. i can take 3 bowls in a row.. hahaha..


    alice: not cheap anymore, yeah!


    blee: Porridge is good esp for hot weathers..


    sjb: yeah, this kembong is nice..


    stp: yeah lo.. after reading yr porridge, i want to put up mine.. hehehe.. Ipoh not many porridge stalls, this shop is selling porridge with sweet potatoes...


    ginny: those days, my parents' time, porridge was cooked due to poverty but now porridge is no more poverty but luxury.. hahaha..yeah, i can remember Mark Lester in Oliver Twist!

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  14. I like porridge too, because it is not as fattening as rice.

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  15. I regret opening this post of yours. It's now 11.19am and I had early breakfast, belum lunch and now I am drooling... :-)

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  16. Yea...a bit pricy. Yup, me too love to go plain porridge with salted eggs and ikan bilis....

    now i thought of cooking it as dinner jor..

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  17. RM12 kira okay la...coz the bowl of chap choy already RM5, fish maybe rm3. Each bowl of prridge RM1.

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  18. In my hometown here, there's one popular stall which sell nice teow chew porridge but quite pricey :(

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  19. sheohyan: that is why i like.. :P


    kiasumum: cook now, quick!!


    ling: sama -sama.. so will u be cooking that?


    kathy: good financier here.. :P


    yvonne: next time we open porridge shop.. hahaa..

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  20. mahal like dat! i can get a decent bowl of curry noodles with that price :D hehe.. me no fan of porridge ler.. very fast hungry one!

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  21. I see the picture, knowing the price you paid,i would think it is expensive lah... but then again if it reminds you of the young days then it is worth every penny of it, right?

    Moi,actually is or sorry was a poor man's dish in the old days, a little rice used mixed with water, and some sweet potatoes,(back then potatoes were cheap too)

    you should try my wife's moi, simple and yet very nice, hotel standard lol,, dont joke dont lying, hahahahah

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  22. ya...eating porridge outside are very costly. I love porridge with sweet potatoes too......lovely...

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  23. This post reminded me of my time working in Pulau Ketam many moons ago. The Teochews there ate congee day and night.
    +Ant+

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  24. RM12 per person? Aiyor...and I thought my RM10++ was expensive - at least mine was in a classy hotel restaurant. LOL!!!

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  25. I so agree with you...teochew porridge is not cheap if you eat it outside. I used to love porridge a lot but somehow it doesn't fill me up for long anymore...so I hardly take porridge these days unless I go for dim sum and I must order "pei tan sau yuk chuk"!

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  26. I love seafood but it need utter attention in getting those dressed well before cooking. I think you too love these food and this post is the best example.

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  27. Honestly they don't look delicious. LOL :D But like you said...it must have tasted BEST to you right? :p

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  28. i love porridge once in a while.

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