I was drawn to Gu Ma Jia (姑妈家) by the homely name of the restaurant. Translated as “auntie’s home”, the name evokes warmth and brings to mind, home-cooked food.
The restaurant is within walking distance from my parents’ place at Potong Pasir, the small town where I grew up and lived for over 30 years before I moved out to start my own family.
While I had many meals in the area where Gu Ma Jia is located, I did not notice the restaurant previously till the recent rebranding. The restaurant has been there for over four years, enjoying brisk business. Maybe it just got overshadowed by the more famous Ser Seng (Herbs) Turtle Soup and Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles.
Here are the dishes I sampled at Gu Ma Jia:
Their signature dishes include their assam fish head and white pepper crabs. 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.
Address: Sennett Estate, 45 Tai Thong Crescent
Hours: Daily, 11.00am – 10.00pm