Singapore Eat: Swatow City (汕头城) Teochew Cuisine @ Bukit Batok
Swatow City (汕头城) is a Chinese restaurant located on the 2nd floor of Bukit Batok HomeTeam NS building, near Bukit Gombak Park. The restaurant serves authentic Teochew cuisine and dim sum.
The first time I dined at Swatow City was for my grandmother's birthday celebration and I was amazed by the delicious dishes — but I was unable to take decent photos of those dishes as hands were already grabbing the food before I could snap some shots. Anyway, me and my family visited the restaurant again a couple of months later to have dinner — and took nicer photos.
Apart from the typical Chinese-style braised peanuts, crispy fried fish skins are also served as titbits.
One of Swatow City's popular dishes is their roasted ducks. We had one half of a black truffle roasted duck (黑松露烤鸭). The nicely roasted duck meat has a nice black truffle aroma, and not overly-strong.
The iced sweet and sour Kurobuta pork with lychee (冰镇黑豚咕噜肉) is actually a cold dish served with ice cubes, but it can be requested to be served hot too.
The U.S. beef with black fungus and you tiao (鬼马炒美国肥牛) is a tasty dish with very tender beef.
The Teochew-style prawn rolls (潮州虾枣) is one dish that is never missed out when dining at a Teochew restaurant.
The asparagus with lily bulbs and macadamia nut (夏果鲜百合芦笋) is a unique vegetable dish that is seldom seen elsewhere.
The sugar-coated fried yam (返沙香芋条) is fried till crispy on the outside and soft inside. The yam is eaten with crystallised sugar icing and may be a little sweet.
Swatow City has a sister branch in Toa Payoh known as Swatow Seafood Restaurant, serving similar Teochew cuisine, dim sum and wider range of seafood dishes.
2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, #02-05 HomeTeam NS, Singapore 659003
11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm | Daily
Sat & Sun starts at 9am