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Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine

AsianChineseSeafoodTeochew
The Jumbo Group has expanded its target diners to more than just seafood lovers, as it opens its first Teochew restaurant at Chui Huay Lim Club. This contemporary restaurant serves an extensive menu of classic Teochew dishes and offers Teochew porridge with more than 20 sides during lunch.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 23:00

+65 67323637
$52 based on 27 submissions
Dinner (11 votes), Lunch (8 votes), Children/Family (7 votes)
shauneeie

authentic teochew fare

Craving for some good teochew food? This place serves delightable traditional teochew cruisine which will make anyone want more. I personally liked their minced meat in cai po. Read more of my review --> http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2014/09/chui-huay-lim-authentic-teochew.html

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Braised Goose Meat4 votes
  • Sweet Yam Paste with Pumpkin & Ginko Nut4 votes
  • Teochew Style Steam Pomfret Fish3 votes
  • braised conpoy vegatables3 votes
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22 Sep 2014 • 28 reviews • 0 follower

authentic teochew fare

Craving for some good teochew food? This place serves delightable traditional teochew cruisine which will make anyone want more. I personally liked their minced meat in cai po. Read more of my review --> http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2014/09/chui-huay-lim-authentic-teochew.html
10 Jul 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Wholesome and healthy dinner

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/07/07/dinner-chui-huay-lim/

We’re back at Chui Huay Lim again, this time for dinner. Service has taken a plunge compared to our previous visit. Staff were overwhelmed by the crowd; it was so difficult to catch their attention, such that I had to fetch the menu myself. If this was just an eatery, I wouldn’t have minded at all. But prices at Chui Huay Lim are steep, hence this standard of service is appalling. We made a mental note to avoid this restaurant on weekends.

As mentioned before, Teochew cuisine sets itself apart from most other Chinese cuisines by being light-handed on flavourings, salt and oil. Commonly regarded as being very healthy, cooking methods often involve poaching, steaming and braising, depending much on the freshness and quality of ingredients for taste and flavour. While dishes are competently executed, Chui Huay Lim did not rock my world. Certainly did for my FIL though, who is Teochew and loves the authenticity of cooking here. Slow braised in earthy aromatic spices, the Teochew Braised Duck ($16/per portion, $28/half, $54/whole) exudes a mouth-watering aroma. Nesting on a bed of silky tofu, the tender meat oozes flavour with every bite. I like to pair this with the Teochew chilli, garlic and vinegar dipping sauce to add a tangy punch.

It’s hard to go wrong with salted egg yolk. Wok fried Salted Egg Yolk Prawns ($20/$30/$40) were conveniently deshelled so one will not have to waste precious time, and dive straight into the dish. Each succulent prawn was generously coated with a thick layer of salted egg yolk paste, with diced capsicums that added a delightful crunch.

The highlight of any Teochew meal is always the Steamed Pomfret (seasonal price). The flavourful broth was light, which accentuated the fish’s freshness. It’s simplicity at its finest.

Plump and juicy scalloped graced our greens. Spinach with Scallops ($24/$36/$48) was a refreshing change from the common broccoli rendition.

The unassuming Si Ji Dou/French Beans ($12/$18/$24) was an unexpected surprise. Stir fried with minced pork and preserved black olives, your taste buds will reveal in the abundance of flavor. I was excited to see Sugar encrusted Deep Fried Yam Sticks ($10/8 pieces) on the menu. It’s new to me, and as fan of taro, I was eager to try them. It’s essentially smooth and creamy yam, with a thin crisp crust, coated with sugar. The quality of the yam makes or breaks this dessert. If you’re fond of natural, unadulterated flavor of yam, you’ll love these warm sticks of comfort. Do note that the kitchen needs 25 minute prepare this dessert.

Other popular desserts we had were Sweet Yam Paste with Hashima ($7.80), Sweet Yam Paste with Pumpkin and Gingko Nuts ($4.50) and Almond Jelly (3.50), which were all lovely, especially the Orh Nee.

27 Jun 2014 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Good Value Lunch (with CHL Amex Vouchers) @ Chui Huay Lim on 25Jun2014

ee my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/06/27/good-value-lunch-with-amex-vouchers-chui-huay-lim-on-25jun2014/

jumbo group have an ongoing amex promotion giving out voucher booklets for every S$120nett spend by amex card. i was given a booklet expiring 30jun2014, and 5 of us arranged to have lunch at chui huay lim on 25.6.2014. 
i find chui huay lim kind of on the expensive side, but when there were substantive discounts like the good lunch we had on 4.11.2013, then it was pretty worth it.
for this time, we were using 1 S$60 voucher which require a total bill of S$150nett or above. i ordered the usual pig trotter jelly, hae chor & cold crab. also ordered 1/2 braised duck, 2 vege & a seafood meesua & ended with orh nee. including tea, bill came to S$111 for 5pax after the S$60 discount. & since we could get another voucher booklet if the net bills was S$120, we ordered 2 more ah bo ning (mochi dumplings) at S$4each. 
#1 ter kar tan (pig trotter jelly) always good here.
#2 hae chor good too, very crisp.

#3 cold was sweet, among the better ones.
#4 the teochew braised duck was also good, flavour, tender, moist. 
#5 kailan with ti poh pretty ok, i guess kind of standard.
#6 i ordered another spinach also S$14 (no photo).
#7 seafood meesua quite ok, also standard issue.
#8 the orh nee was much better than i expected, very smooth, not too sweet & nicely presented. better than ah orh which served a good orh nee too.
overall, though we did not order too many dishes or expensive ones, it was quite a good lunch for 5pax at only S$121nett & we took back a new voucher booklet include another S$60 voucher for chui huay lim. not bad la!
02 Jun 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

I Like Teochew Food Here!

Click here for greater scoop! http://mychefdoeuvre.com/2014/06/02/sg-chui-huay-lim-teochew-cuisine-keng-lee-road/

I have been back here many times. It's always busy and there are always large groups of families because the food is for everbody, particularly for moms and mons-in-law :)

We always go for the braised goose as well as pig's ear/trotter jelly. My personal favourite is the liver rolls and definitely the orh nee which is very thick, gooey and yummy!

Try it!

17 May 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Good but not mind-blowing (expensive too!)

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/05/17/chui-huay-lim/

Teochew cuisine sets itself apart from most other Chinese cuisines by being light-handed on flavourings, salt and oil. Commonly regarded as  being very healthy, cooking methods often involve poaching, steaming and braising, depending much on the freshness and quality of ingredients for taste and flavour. FIL is a Teochew and Chui Huay Lim is currently our go-to-place for authentic and classic Teochew dishes.

Located at the Chui Huay Lim clubhouse, the 4000 square foot restaurant prepares delicate and heart-warming dishes. You do not need to be a club member to dine here. Enjoy discounts if you are a Jumbo member as Chui Huay Lim is part of the Jumbo Group. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated with oriental influences; nice place to have family celebrations/gatherings/dinners. Reservations recommended as its packed most of the time.

To be honest, the food is good, but not mind-blowing. Plus prices are on the steep side. Service is similar with most other popular Chinese restaurants, efficient but rushed and soulless. Pretty strong Gongfu Tea to cleanse the palate. This was our first visit, we were unsure of what to order, hence we picked a set meal the staff recommended ($368++ for 4 pax). I will be doing another post on our ala carte dinner visit soon which features the classic steamed pomfret.

Duo of chilled Lobster and Cold Crab Platter. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Freshness allowed the sweet succulent meat of the crustaceans to shine. And my oh my, look at the crab roe! Pair it with Teochew chilli, garlic and vinegar dipping sauce for the extra oomph! I don’t eat shark’s fin, but for those who are keen, here are the pictures of the Double-boiled Superior Shark’s Fin Soup which is part of the set meal. A winning combo of braised whole abalone and fish maw with oyster sauce. The 10 head abalone were huge, hence it was quite difficult to pick a piece up with chopsticks. Despite using a spoon at the same time, I found it arduous manoeuvring it so that I could take a bite (imagine if it dropped and bounced onto the floor, crys). A fork and knife would have come into handy to cut it into small pieces so that diners can savour the delicacy slowly. Same goes for the large silky and chewy mushrooms lying underneath.

Tender and flavorsome Teochew Braised Duck, slices of warm comfort lying atop silky tofu. We devoured it in 2 blinks. Blink blink…gone!
 
TeoChew Seafood Fried Mee Sua had a generous portion of seafood (you can tell they didn’t skimp at all) and is not too oily. Love the “wok hei” flavor of this dish.

Despite my exploding tummy, I couldn’t resist the Sweet Yam Paste with Hashima dessert.