The fun portion after a sweaty 2-hour badminton game is the fun culinary adventure after that. We headed to PJ State for the famous duck porridge cooked in teochew style. It was rather awesome to slurp something hot and starchy after a good work out.
This was actually my first time eating duck, cooked in this style and to my surprise, it went really well with the porridge. The meat was not as tough as I expected it to be.
We also ordered a plate of salted vegetables with pork lard bits, “Kiam Chai”, to add in the savoury taste and flavour towards the porridge.
The gluttons we were, side dishes were added in to fuel the culinary fun further. Vinegar pork knuckles, or “Tu Kha Chor” as the hokkiens call it. Nicely cooked till the meat was so tender it would fall off from the bone. Sinful!
Some steamed eggs to complete the whole teochew dining experience.
This picture summed up two possible ending to the scenario:
1) too hungry
2) jin jia ho jiak!
For me, it was a fusion of the two. Generally, i am not a fan of porridge but I enjoyed my meal tonight. Worthy try for fans of teochew style cooking and fans of duck meat. The stall is located at the kopitiam next to UOB bank in PJ State.
8 Jalan Tengah
Off Jalan Yong Shook Lin