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Gu Ma Jia (姑妈家) @ Tai Thong Crescent

Gu Ma Jia (姑妈家) @ Tai Thong Crescent
Gu Ma Jia at Tai Thong Crescent

Gu Ma Jia at Tai Thong Crescent

I was drawn to Gu Ma Jia (姑妈家) by the homely name of the restaurant. Translated as “auntie’s home”, the name evokes warmth and brings to mind, home-cooked food.

The restaurant is within walking distance from my parents’ place at Potong Pasir, the small town where I grew up and lived for over 30 years before I moved out to start my own family.

Me with

Me with “Gu Ma”, the restaurant owner

While I had many meals in the area where Gu Ma Jia is located, I did not notice the restaurant previously till the recent rebranding. The restaurant has been there for over four years, enjoying brisk business. Maybe it just got overshadowed by the more famous Ser Seng (Herbs) Turtle Soup and Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles.

Here are the dishes I sampled at Gu Ma Jia:

亚叁鱼头 Assam Fish Head (S$28)

亚叁鱼头 Assam Fish Head (S$28)

豆茄双脆 Crispy Bean-Jal (S$12, S$18)

豆茄双脆 Crispy Bean-Jal (S$12, S$18)

京都排骨 Kyoto Pork Ribs (S$20)

京都排骨 Kyoto Pork Ribs (S$20)

灵芝菇扒豆腐 Ling Zhi Mushroom Bean Curd (S$12, S$24)

灵芝菇扒豆腐 Ling Zhi Mushroom Bean Curd (S$12, S$24)

白胡椒螃蟹 White Pepper Crab (Seasonal Price)

白胡椒螃蟹 White Pepper Crab (Seasonal Price)

鸳鸯芥兰 Kai Lan 2 Styles (Yuan Yang) (S$10, S$15, S$20)

鸳鸯芥兰 Kai Lan 2 Styles (Yuan Yang) (S$10, S$15, S$20)

蜂蜜酸柑爱玉冰 Ice Jelly with Lime & Honey; 黑糯米 (冷/热) Black Glutinous Rice; 姑妈糖水 (冷/热) Auntie's Dessert (all at S$3.50 each)

蜂蜜酸柑爱玉冰 Ice Jelly with Lime & Honey; 黑糯米 (冷/热) Black Glutinous Rice; 姑妈糖水 (冷/热) Auntie’s Dessert (all at S$3.50 each)

Their signature dishes include their assam fish head and white pepper crabs. I love the assam fish head very much and will highly recommend it. The sweet and sour blend is just right. It is a tad spicy, but not too spicy to burn your tongue or cover the aroma of the fresh fish head.

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Prices are pretty reasonable and you get to enjoy quality zi char food in an air-conditioned environment.

Restaurant interior

Restaurant interior

If you are interested to find out more about Gu Ma Jia, visit their official website or their Facebook page.

Gu Ma Jia (姑妈家)

Address: Sennett Estate, 45 Tai Thong Crescent
Phone: +65-62852023
Hours: Daily, 11.00am – 10.00pm

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Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

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