Singapore - Trad-Hakka Delicacies at Plum Village (梅村酒家)
Plum Village has probably the most complete Hakka menu of any restaurant in Singapore, though not really the best-tasting. Our dinner recently (Hakka dialect used here to describe the dishes) consisted of:
- Dung Gong Yam Guk Gai - Salt baked chicken (東江鹽焗雞)
- Ngiong Tew Foo (釀豆腐) - tofu cubes stuffed with minced pork & fish paste, then braised in brown sauce
- Kiu nyuk (扣肉) - sliced pork belly with preserved mustard greens (mui choy)
- Sohn Pan Tzai (算盘子) - "Abacus beads", made from yam flour, cut into shape of abacus beads, then cooked with minced pork, dried shrimps, cubed tofu & mushrooms.
- Pig's stomach soup with foo chuk (腐竹) - a very peppery version served here.
Worth a trip here if you're after a taste of Hakka cuisine. It does get busy though, and parking can be a chore.
Plum Village 梅村酒家 Restaurant
16 Jalan Leban, Singapore
Tel: +65 6458 9005
Plum Village Hakka Restaurant
16 Jalan Leban, Singapore 577554, SG
I love Hakka cuisine, so thank you for this writeup. The dishes are more in line with Hakka Cantonese as found in Hong Kong and San Francisco. Pork stomach soup (sometimes served with a type of melon) with strong white pepper seasoning is pretty standard dai pai dong style and food court food in HK...good simple stuff.