Traditional Teochew food - Lao Liang shark meat and pork jelly
Updated: Oct 22, 2018
“Rare” is not exactly the word that people would think of local food. But if you’re a traditional Teochew food fan then you’re in luck.
The one and only (we think) pork jelly (Aspic) stall is located an unassuming hawker stall at Jalan Berseh food centre.
The main dish is a traditional recipe that is very time consuming to make. The jelly is actually composed of natural gelatin from the pork bones stock. Which is actually full of collagen therefore good for your skin, hair, nails etc.
So what does it exactly taste like? Cold, nothing much at first. Then, like the delicate fluttering of a passing butterfly, the jelly takes on an Indescribable melt in your mouth transformation. Bits of chunky pork adds texture and meatiness.
Best enjoyed with traditional spicy and sour chili sauce on plain rice.
Also, do not miss the shark meat. Fresh, marine, salty, somewhat flakey meat that is best paired with the sweet, peanutty, plumy and somewhat spicy chili. Too bad it's a little pricy but the quality of the meat is second to none.
There is a nostalgic quality – a glimpse of beloved childhood memories that melts on the tongue. Best experienced for yourself. There are also various dishes like the shark skin, shark jelly, etc.
Hours: Closes after lunch about 2pm.
Address: Jalan Berseh hawker centre. 166 Jalan Besar, 208877