Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jia Jia Xing Pig's Organ Soup at Sembawang Hills Food Centre

I joined the queue when I was there on a Saturday for lunch. The stall is manned by an auntie all by herself. There are only 4 items featured on their menu, Pig's Organ Soup ($4.50), Pig's Stomach Soup ($4.50), Pig's Trotter ($5.50/$7.00) and Vegetable. Rice is available at 0.50 cents per serving. I waited for about 10 minutes before ordering. I decided to go with Pig's Organ Soup as this seemed to be the popular choice amongst the other customers. I added $1 for extra slices of liver. There are 2 types of rice for selection, the usual white rice, and the soy sauce rice. I opted for the soy sauce rice. Auntie was scoping from a pot and it was finishing. I asked, "Closing soon?". And, she replied, "No, not yet. I usually closed around 7 pm." I asked, "Open every day?" She said, "Yeah. Every day."

While waiting, I said, "I heard that your braised pig's trotter is good." And, she answered, "Eat la", to which I replied, "I will come back soon to try it." 

It was served in those traditional porcelain bowls that you do not get to see it often these days. The food just seemed to be tastier serving in such a bowl as compared to those plastic and disposable bowls. It consists of meatballs, sliced meat, tofu, pig's stomach and liver with salted vegetable and coriander. The soup was not as peppery but rather light and flavorful. This is one of the better Pig's Organ Soup that I have tasted. 

The rice did not have a distinct flavor actually.

I went back for their braised Pig's Trotter on the following Monday. Most of the stalls in this food centre closed on Monday. I ordered the smaller portion at $5.50, a larger portion is available at $7.00. While waiting for it to be served, I asked, "You run this stall daily and not feeling tired?" She answered cheerfully, "No la. I do it for money so I don't feel tired at all."

The pig's trotter was braised to a perfect softness, the braising sauce was slightly sweet with a right balance of saltiness and not too thick in texture. This tasted homey and comforting though not as flavorful as the one that I tasted at Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh near Lakeview MRT in Jurong.

This is going to be one of my favorite stalls in this food centre that I will be patronizing regularly and this is one of the stalls that remain open during the evening.

590 Upper Thomson Road #01-10 Sembawang Hills Food Centre SINGAPORE 574419
Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm (Daily)

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