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Gu Ma Jia Food Pot

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Gu Ma House”, the Chinese name for “Foodpot”, holds a special meaning for the Chan Family. Aside from having the idea that the food sold are private dishes that the Lady Boss “Gu Ma” cooks at home, “Gu Ma House” also became a second family gathering spot for the Chan Family.

 

The term “Gu Ma” comes from the Chinese way of nephews or nieces calling their eldest aunt. Being the eldest sister among the Chan Family, the Lady Boss is thus often called “Gu Ma” by her numerous nephews and nieces. Years ago, the Lady Boss once had a food stall in a food court near her house, selling mainly her signature Chicken Rice for 10 years. Among the Chan Family, “Gu Ma” has always been recognized as the best cook. She loved to organize family gatherings every now and then where she would be able to cook for the family, basking in the happiness of being able to eat as a complete, united family.

 

A few years back, she opened a restaurant in ShangHai, named “Shi Bo Le”. However, it was until last year that she decided that she would open a restaurant in Singapore, where she believed the Chan Family belonged. Hence, the Chan Family came together and opened a family restaurant named “Gu Ma House”. Ever since then, “Gu Ma House” became a place for families to gather, strengthening family bonds through the joy of eating. Therefore, “Gu Ma House” not only provides food that tastes like “home”, but also a strong symbol of the joy of a family.

 

NO GST, NO SERVICE CHARGE !!

Daily: 11.00am - 10.00pm
+65 62852023
$18 based on 26 submissions
Dinner (16 votes), Children/Family (15 votes), Lunch (11 votes)
Celine Asril

Stick to the most recommended

The Kyoto pork ribs ($20), served lit on fire on a hot plate. The rib meat is soft, coated in slightly tangy sauce. Give this, and the seafood bergedil-like Auntie's signature homemade bean curd ($15) a try. Service at this Sennett Estate restaurant is helpful and lightning-fast. Skip the har cheong gai ($12) - it's too moist and it's made with too little prawn paste.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Assam Fish head9 votes
  • Crispy Bean-jal5 votes
  • Salted Egg Crab5 votes
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Auntie's signature bean curd ($15)
22 Sep 2014 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Stick to the most recommended

The Kyoto pork ribs ($20), served lit on fire on a hot plate. The rib meat is soft, coated in slightly tangy sauce. Give this, and the seafood bergedil-like Auntie's signature homemade bean curd ($15) a try. Service at this Sennett Estate restaurant is helpful and lightning-fast. Skip the har cheong gai ($12) - it's too moist and it's made with too little prawn paste.
Yuanyang kailan
29 Jul 2014 • 12 reviews • 1 follower

Go for the salted egg prawns

Thoroughly enjoyed the salted egg prawns (very fresh prawns) and the yinyang kailan. Iced honey lemon tea is highly recommended - delicious! Felt thirsty after the meal though so not sure if MSG was used. Shall return another time to give it another go.
Gu Ma Jia Assam Fish Head Curry (Signature)
05 Mar 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

The feeling of "home" does not just come from the food!

Love the warm, affable service from Gu Ma herself and her crew at the restaurant. The feeling of "home" does not just come from the food, its equally evident in their service! Love the assam fish head, butter egg yolk crabs, yin yang kalian most! Read the full review on my blog - http://cherieladie.com/2014/03/03/gu-ma-jia-food-pot-food-review/
26 Jan 2014 • 53 reviews • 0 follower

Many good food under one roof

For full review with photos, please visit: http://myfrozenreminiscence.blogspot.sg/2014/01/gu-ma-jia.html   For those who are celebrating early - Gu Ma Jia is offering 10% discount until 29 January when you dine in at the restaurant.    For those who are still deciding where to have your CNY reunion lunch/dinner on 30 January (Thursday) - Gu Ma Jia has CNY 2014 Set Menu Promotions with four timings to choose from: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm, 2.15pm – 4.15pm, 6.00 pm – 7.45 pm, and 8.00pm – 9.45 pm.    The restaurant will be closed on 31 January (Friday) and 1 February (Saturday) but operations will resume on 2 February (Sunday) - a great day to makan before starting work on Monday, if you have to work on Monday.   Gu Ma Jia is famously known for its signature dish - Assam Fish Head ($28). Many bloggers have praised the delicacy and even celebrities have visited the restaurant to have a taste of this delicious dish. YES! I bet you can finish two bowls of rice with just the gravy. The gravy wins hands down by having the balance of 4S. It was sweet, spicy, savory and sour.    The sweetness of the gravy was very "fishy"... in a good way! I later found out that the natural sweetness of the gravy came from the fish! The fish was cooked in the gravy to perfection with its meat still moist and tender. (FYI: Many places steam the fish head and then pour the gravy over it.) *Apologies for the absence of photograph.   Some people travel all the way here just for its Assam Fish Head. But Gu Ma Jia offers many other good delicious dishes.   For full review with photos, please visit: http://myfrozenreminiscence.blogspot.sg/2014/01/gu-ma-jia.html
11 Dec 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Home-cooked meals away from home

My favourite dishes have got to be the Kyoto Pork Ribs 京都排骨, Claypot Chicken with Ginger and Sesame Oil 姜丝麻油鸡, and Buttered Salted Egg Yolk Crab 奶油咸蛋黄螃蟹.

Wash it all down with a nice cup of Ice Lemon Honey Tea makes everything much more perfect!

Full review here: http://amazinglystill.com/2013/12/gu-ma-jia-food-review/