The signature assam fish head ($28 for dine in and $29 for takeaway) was the best I have ever tried. The red snapper fish head, handpicked from the market daily was pristinely fresh. It was dexterously executed and the flesh was firm and tender at the same time.
This dish was a real hit with the kids. They love the yummy bee hoon. In fact this was the ONLY dish that Tiger girl and Doggie boy ate besides the ice-cream that they were served for dessert. ( My kids are great noodle fans)
From Gu Ma’s private kitchen, this traditional dish is what Gu Ma grows up with. Power packed with wholesome goodness, this nutritious soup is being boiled for 6 hours with salted fish head, Chinese Ham, Pork Ribs, Peanuts and fresh Bean Curd.
Excellent soothing and comfort soup for all!
This is one of my favourites, personally found that lala and the bee hoon in gravy taste just nice on my taste bud. The lala is fresh and the bee hoon is moist.
I always love yam rings, and ta da, interestingly served with Kyoto pork ribs. All tender and good! The yam ring, which was crispy on the outside and soft creamy on the inside, perfected the sweet and savoury pork ribs.
Nesting in a crisp melt-in-the -mouth yam ring, each piece of tender Kyoto Pork Ribs ($30) was cooked to delicious shade of golden brown. I love how the yam complements the pork ribs, which were coated evenly with bold sauce. This could have been perfect of the meat was a little more tender.
The Gu Ma Signature Traditional Beancurd Soup was simply perfect for the kiddos and tasted savory with the ingredients like salted fish head, peanuts, chinese ham and pork ribs being boiled for 6 hours. Yummy!
This dish is a hit with DinoBoy & myself because both of us love lala or white clams. The dish looks simple with no fancy condiment but the flavour is full of sweetness from the fresh lala, the rice vermicelli was cooked till so soft that it resembles and tastes like mee sua
My verdict is still the same as per my previous review – prices are pretty reasonable and you get to enjoy quality zi char food in an air-conditioned environment.
By coming up with new menu items on their fifth anniversary, it also signifies that the restaurant is forward-looking and not one that takes their loyal customers for granted. There are gems among the new dishes, like the surprisingly good Ubin Lala Bee Hoon. The dish does not stand out because of its dull colours and simple ingredients, but was really satisfying to the taste buds. I like the satay cuttlefish dish as well and the nutritious bean curd soup works for Asher.
I will be back for more.