Private Chef Inwards A Java Shop? Teochew Big Brother. Singapore ☎ 90670800 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ |Johor Kaki Travels For Food
This humble "private chef" repast was amidst my best as well as so far this twelvemonth , thank y'all to Aaron who discovered Teochew Big Brother 潮州大兄 stall , as well as Uncle Bob who enthusiastically introduced it to me.
Teochew Big Brother , Randy Chan , who hails from Hong Kong of late nigh downwards his transportation society , a describe of piece of occupation organisation he founded inward 1989. Randy's society was hitting by the global transportation downturn which sunk transportation Titanics like NOL as well as Hanjin.
Since he was a nipper , Randy learnt cooking from his mum. From his mum , he picked upward the skills as well as passion for cooking as well as entertaining.
During his transportation years , Randy ofttimes entertained friends as well as describe of piece of occupation organisation associates past times hosting them to individual dinners at home.
Randy is the proud daddy of leading actress Apple Chan who starred inward the latest edition of "From Ah Boys to Men" moving painting 👍👏 Ehhhh.... Apple went to the same secondary schoolhouse every bit me... don't play play... First Toa Payoh Secondary.... but I am 3 decades her senior lah... 😂
Soon after shutting downwards his transportation society , Randy laid up Teochew Big Brother hawker stall to serve his "private chef" meals at the java shop.
A few makan kakis who remove keep tried Randy's "private chef" meals raved most their experience.
It's a unique form of "private chef" repast every bit it is inward a java store inward an quondam industrial estate inward Toa Payoh. (My driving tests took me through these narrow congested streets , a long fourth dimension ago.) It's a come upward every bit y'all are , every bit y'all similar place. No clothing code , totally casual , relaxed identify for banter , eating as well as beer.
The aftermath of today's dejeuner beak for itself.
Nine of us , Randy started us off amongst this mixed platter of Teochew agency braised meats. I am familiar amongst Teochew agency braised meats every bit Johor Bahru is the "Little Swatow" of Malaysia. Teochew agency braising stock tend to last less savoury salty than the Hokkien agency which is to a greater extent than mutual inward Singapore.
There's Teochew agency braised duck 潮州卤烧鸭. Randy cutting the duck thorax into sparse slices amongst a strip of obese peel attached. The inwardness was tender as well as juicy. The braising stock which Randy splashed on the duck was mildly savoury , herbal , sweetness , as well as so nosotros tin even as well as so gustation the duck's natural flavour. I similar it.
Braised grunter ear 猪耳. Even though I am a babe boomer i.e. quondam , I am no large fan of braised pork caput parts similar ears as well as snort. But , the agency Randy braised his pork caput , it was actually good. Nice savoury herbal season as well as interesting mix of soft , spongy as well as crunchy textures.
Braised beef shank tendons 金钱展. Tender , moist , beefy braised beef amongst visceral tendons.
Braised pork trotter 元蹄片 cutting into thick , soft , juicy , sweetness , savoury herbal season slices.
Uncle Bob loves this stewed beef brisket 净牛腩 as well as tendons. The beef is tender as well as juicy , its beefiness balanced amongst savouriness from the stewing stock.
The savoury stewed beef tendon was softer than warm marshmallow and literally melts inward the mouth.
Poached chicken 葱油鸡 (half a bird).
Randy smothered the poached chicken amongst a thick blanket of scallion crude 葱油 which is aromatic chopped ginger as well as bound onion sizzled inward hot chicken oil.
Even the chicken thorax , the hardest business office of a chicken to produce correct , was tender , juicy as well as flavourful amongst prissy natural chicky sweetness. Each seize amongst teeth lets off a lovely chicky aroma from the soft moist fibres.
How much produce I similar Randy's ginger-spring onion dressing as well as sauce 葱油?
I tin swallow a whole bowl of rice but amongst it 😋
Next upward was the star of the dejeuner - steamboat.
Randy made the stock past times boiling kilos of chicken feet till they surrendered their collagen to the broth. The collagen loaded stock was mildly sweetness savoury herbal as well as had a subtle gummy experience on the lips.
The most pop agency to taste Randy's steamboat is amongst fresh seafood. Friends who remove keep eaten this raved most it.
But , nosotros were feeling a petty adventurous today as well as opted instead for......
..... beef penis 牛鞭汤 (herbal ox pizzle soup inward polite linguistic communication 😂 ). In the quondam days , pizzles were used every bit whips thus the term 牛鞭 or "bull whip".
(Actually , it's Uncle Bob's 40th marriage anniversary , as well as so nosotros went along amongst his proposition 😉 )
So , how was it?
It's an acquired gustation , to pose it politely.
It felt a flake similar stewed beef tendon but slightly stiffer. The modest pieces were real slippery as well as I had 1 slipped downwards my pharynx past times accident. So , in that location is a slight choking risk. No horsing to a greater extent than or less , bantering as well as laughing when eating this. No joke.
The soft tissue has a feature subtle sweetness as well as olfactory holding which took some getting used to.
After eating this , I tin experience my trunk heating upward from inside. The conditions was steamy hot today , as well as the fans weren't quite able to cool the java store downwards , but even as well as so I felt the pizzle soup had something to produce amongst the oestrus every bit it came from within out.
Uncle Bob highly recommends this. For me? Having tried it , I dubiousness that I volition produce this in 1 lawsuit again 😄
Back to to a greater extent than mainstream items - beef liver 牛肝 and streaky beef 肥牛.
Handmade pork balls 手工猪肉圆.
Vegetable basket 什菜篮 of push mushrooms , chocolate-brown enoki mushrooms , homemade gluten balls as well as leafy greens.
Sweet beefy streaky beef.
Creamy beef liver.
Hand chopped , smacked as well as kneaded pork mince. Soft amongst tender seize amongst teeth , natural sweetness as well as aroma.
I dear the crunchy chocolate-brown enoki (also known every bit Korean wild enoki).
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I liked everything , fifty-fifty the ox pizzle , I learnt to accept.... . The amount nib came to S$230. There were nine of us , as well as so it's S$26 per somebody which I experience is value for money.
4-Stars (out of 5). This is 1 of my most memorable meals this twelvemonth , thank y'all to Teochew Big Brother Randy Chan. The ingredients are top notch every bit Randy personally handpicks them after receiving orders. Randy is a gifted as well as proud chef who is fastidious most doing things properly , which manifests inward the harmony of textures , flavours as well as aromas.
Teochew Big Brother is an one-man operation. Randy takes orders , buys ingredients , prepares them , cooks the dishes , serves the meals as well as construct clean upward afterwards. As Randy is a proud chef , nosotros are assured of character , consistency as well as his personal touch.
Newly opened , Teochew Big Brother is even as well as so nether the foodie radar at the instant , as well as so nosotros had Randy's amount attending at lunch. As the stall becomes to a greater extent than established , waiting times may bring a petty longer.
This is the basic menu. If y'all are coming , telephone telephone Randy ☎ 90670800 to hash out your customised carte du jour , at to the lowest degree a twenty-four hr flow ahead every bit he needs fourth dimension to invention as well as purchase ingredients.
Restaurant name: Teochew Big Brother 潮州大兄
Address: Block nine , Toa Payoh Industrial Park , #01-1209 Singapore S319061 (opposite block 231 , Lor 8)
GPS: 1°20'12.9"N 103°51'36.1"E | 1.336913 , 103.860027
Tel: +65 9067 0800
Hours: Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm | Dinner 6:00pm - 11:00pm ( Mon nighttime off)
Date visited: sixteen October 2017
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