29 Aug '12, 10am
Oh lawd do I love mei cai kou rou, let me count the ways!
The ground floor of Sunshine Plaza at Bencoolen Street has become a thriving lunch hub for students and office workers alike. One of the shops there is The Braiserie, an eatery that specialises in Hakka braised dishes like “Mei Cai Kou Rou” – braised pork belly with preserved mustard greens. They braise the meats for more than two hours, so that it’s tender and almost melt-in-your-mouth. The flavours also seem to have benefitted from the long braising, as they are really intense. You can choose to have the meat a la carte, with rice, steamed buns, rice noodles or conpoy porridge (as pictured above). Prices range from S$5-6 for the sets. The porridge does indeed have a discernible dried scallop fragrance although you cannot see any bits.