My absolute favourite dish at Gu Ma Jia is the Crab Bee Hoon Soup. The super-fresh crab was cooked in a super-tasty broth. Even the bee hoon was super delicious as it had soaked up some of the broth. This dish is what my dreams are made of.
The homemade prawn roll was definitely one of my favourite dishes. It was crispy and crunchy due to the fried beancurd skin and water chestnuts while the meat filling was very generous. Together, the flavours came together beautiful and we savoured every bite! Would highly recommend you to try out this dish.
Assam Fish Head is a must try. We like how the snapper flesh melts in your mouth. Tender and fresh, with the delightful assam gravy on our white rice, our appetite immediately went up a notch.
My favourite type of crabs would be the buttered salted egg yolk crab. The saltiness of the butter and salted egg didn’t overwhelm the natural sweet taste and freshness of the crab and this is what I really like about it.
Much of the food at Gu Ma Jia feels just like the heart-warming ones prepared at home; straightforward and comforting. My favourite thing about Gu Ma Jia is how value-for-money everything is, one does not need to break the bank for a soul-satisfying meal. It does not leave much to wonder why this restaurant has won so many accolades, it’s definitely one of the few hidden gems in Singapore that would leave the palate looking forward to the next visit.
The Assam Fish Head is one dish that I would certainly order, not just for a visitor, but for my family, since it is not something that we would consume on any other day. The spicy and cour Assam blend gravy is surprisingly light on the tongues and I can certainly attest that the fish is fresh. Dining at Gu Ma Jia feels like an intimate family affair. The warm and hospitable Gu Ma and her daughter welcomed us and made us feel at home.
I simply could not stop drinking the gravy soup of Claypot Chicken with Giner and Sesame Oil. The chicken is so tender and the soup is very fragrant.
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. Prices are pretty reasonable and you get to enjoy quality zi char food in an air-conditioned environment.
I hardly ever eat leafy green vegetables, but this Yuan Yang Kai Lan for sure left quite a good impression on me. It was crispy, almost flake-like, and didn’t taste like vegetables at all.