Teochew food is best enjoyed on a cold, rainy day

Over the years, we’ve dined at Chui Huay Lim maybe a dozen times now and, for some strange reason, it’s rained most of the times that we’ve been there. Which is not a bad thing, because Teochew food is really nice when it’s cold outside.

The one thing that I never fail to order is a bowl of white porridge to go with a plate of classic braised duck and tau kwa. It’s simple but satisfying, especially on a rainy day. The key is a light but flavourful braising liquid and making sure that the duck is cooked just right, both of which Chui Huay Lim consistently does well.