Melt-In-The-Mouth Braised Pig Trotter Rice Bowl For $5.80 In Ang Mo Kio, Cooked By Ex-Teochew Restaurant Chef - 8 Days Skip to main content

Melt-In-The-Mouth Braised Pig Trotter Rice Bowl For $5.80 In Ang Mo Kio, Cooked By Ex-Teochew Restaurant Chef

Chao Shan Te Kar Peng is opened by the folks behind popular hawker chain Face Ban Mian.
Melt-In-The-Mouth Braised Pig Trotter Rice Bowl For $5.80 In Ang Mo Kio, Cooked By Ex-Teochew Restaurant Chef

We recently tried some good te kar (pig’s leg) with rice. It was wobbly, tender and bathed in a flavourful sauce. Surprisingly, it came from the people behind Face Ban Mian – a popular hawker chain selling handmade ban mian across a dozen stalls. They opened “Teochew-style” braised pig trotter eatery Chao Shan Te Kar Peng a month ago on the ground floor of Jubilee Square mall in Ang Mo Kio. Interesting fact: many hawkers in Singapore use the terms trotter (pig’s foot) and shank (the animal's meatier foreleg) interchangeably, even if they — like the towkays here — only serve the latter. 

Te kar peng literally means “pig’s leg rice” in Teochew, while Chaoshan refers to the region in southeast China that Teochews are native to. The shop’s name is as straightforward as it gets.

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