Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Red House 23 Teo Chew Porridge (红屋清粥小菜) @ Bagan Lallang, Butterworth.

Rainy days or sultry warm days, a bowl of simple-straight forward Teo Chew Porridge will give you all the satisfaction you need. For an extravagant Teo Chew Porridge meal, make your way to Bagan Lallang, off Raja Uda at Butterworth area and you will find Red House 23 near by the traffic light to Raja Uda. A good Teo Chew Porridge experience should come with myriad of small dishes and you will find the same at Red House. The restaurant is ensconced in one of the terrace houses along the street, with an eye-catchy red signage. Step in the restaurant and you will be welcomed by the wide variety of dishes; the sweet tooth would be glad to know that Red House 23 offers different type of Tong Sui (Chinese boiled Dessert) every day. 

Taiwanese Fermented Bean Curd/ 甜酒腐乳

Stir Fried Sweet Leaves and Mui Choy

Braised Peanuts

Steamed Minced Pork

Steamed Okra with special sauce

Teo Chew Salted Pork

Fried Fish in Soy Sauce

8 small dishes + 5 bowls of Porridge + 3 glasses of drinks (Rm 32 nett)

We love the variety here, most of the dishes were of standard-average (none of them disappoint). We were told that their Taiwanese Fermented Bean Curd is one of the unique offerings and so we decided to try it out. It was a little sweeter than usual and the distinctive flavor of the Fermented Bean Curd was milder. Another note-worthy dish would be their Steamed Okra with special sauce; the sauce was a concoction of Fish sauce, julienned Onions, chopped Chilies and Lime juice. It was most appetizing and saliva-inducing, a dish that offers a different dimension than others. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 23, Jalan Sentral, Taman Sentral, Bagan Lallang, 13400, Butterworth, Penang. 
Business Hours: 11 am until Sold Out. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 604- 323 5959