Teow Chew Meng,
33 Jalan SS2/30,
Tel: 03-7877 9298
Business hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.
NESTLED within a quieter part of SS2, the Teow Chew Meng restaurant has gained a strong following among regulars for the past decade.
“Some of the dishes that they keep coming back for are the Mee Sua Tow and Steamed Baby Octopus,” said owner Steven Seow.
He explained that the mee sua was actually more Hokkien and Foo Chow in origin but over the years, it has gained popularity with his customers.
“Teochew cuisine is more porridge-based,” said Seow, who started the restaurant in Petaling Jaya to expand the business that his father-in-law started in Penang.
He said the restaurant recently introduced the Happiness set menu that was ideal for groups of between six to 10 people.
“The sets are also suitable for family gatherings and on occasions like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day,” he said.
The Happiness set starts out with the TCM Five Happiness dish that consists of Teow Chew Meng’s signature dishes like Kerabu Mango, Seafood Roll, Fried Prawn and Apple Beancurd.
Customers can opt for either the Longevity Mee Sua Tow or Seafood Porridge for the second course.
The signature dish consists of mee sua noodles in a thick broth and laden with seafood like prawns and crabstick.
“My father-in-law decided that he wanted to use only seafood in his dishes because he wanted his food to be healthier.
“The Mee Sua Tow goes very well with a dash of black vinegar,” he said.
The following four entries also come with two choices each so diners can pick the dish that they prefer.
What is unique about the restaurant is that it has a variety of dips and sauces for different dishes.
“We make all of the dips ourselves, including the chilli paste,” said Seow.
He also recommended the Braised Oyster Mee, which comes as an option in the sixth course.
Thin yellow noodles is served in a darker thick broth with items like prawns, fishballs, mushrooms and oysters.
Again, Seow suggested a dash of black vinegar with the noodles and their chilli paste added a tinge of fiery kick to the dish.
To wrap up the hearty meal, customers will get to savour the Teow Chew Yam Paste with Ginkgo, a must-have dessert in Teochew cuisine.
The Happiness Celebration Set is priced at RM238++ with a free booklet of vouchers worth RM120. Advanced booking is recommended.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.