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Restaurant Teochew Lao Er was discovered pretty much accidentally by us. One one fateful noon over the weekends, Haze and I had initially wanted to go to Wong Kee for some roast pork (best you can find in KL really), but when we reached there, the roast pork had already ran out.

I then recommended that we try Sui Kau mee around the corner, so we drove around in search for a parking space. We ended up right in front of this new-looking restaurant by the name of Teochew Lao Er.

restaurant teochew lau er, at jalan brunei, behind berjaya timesquare
restaurant teochew lau er, at jalan brunei, behind berjaya timesquare

Since fate had landed us right in front of the restaurant, I thought we might as well give it a try. There’s air conditioning, and it was packed, I supposed that can’t be bad for a hot afternoon. We went straight in and took a seat on the first floor.

stew duck, fried grouper skin, stew intestine & pork bell, petai
stew duck, fried grouper skin, stew intestine & pork bell, petai

We made our orders and waited for less than 5-10 minutes when they came. That is the best thing about teochew porridge places (even though this one is sorta new age and a little different), most of the foods are already cooked, and you don’t need to wait for ages before food is served.

For the two of us, we ordered a total of five dishes. On hindsight, that was a little too much, but I just can’t help myself then.

The Teochew red stew duck (RM 10) was pretty generous in portion. It was succulent, soft, and flavorful, went really well with the sweet potato porridge (RM 1.20) for sure.

check out the fried grouper skin, absolutely marvelous!
check out the fried grouper skin, absolutely marvelous!

Then there’s the signature fried grouper skin (RM 8). If you love fish skin, this is an absolute must-try over here. I don’t actually see it served at anywhere else, an absolute delight!  it is served with some soy beans, chili padi, and tomato sauce. I could have only this and porridge and life would be complete.

The teochew stew pork belly (RM 5) and stew intestine (RM 4) came in the same soya based sauce and both were as good as any I’ve tried.

glorious food, to go with sweet potato porridge
glorious dishes to go with sweet potato porridge

The lone vegetable dish we ordered was the petai (RM 8) that was prepared with sambal and anchovies. To be honest, this was an average dish and perhaps not one that goes well with porridge. But four excellent dishes out of five that we ordered? I’ll call that a success!

I want to go back there again, pronto!

map to restaurant teochew lao er

Address:
Restaurant Teochew Lao Er
6, Jalan Brunei off Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.138866, 101.713132
Tel: 03-2141 5822