Maxwell Food Centre has seen a number of new stalls (and departures) such as Nian Nian You Yu specialising in steamed fish, and this stall also caught my eye.
The Pig Organ Soup which specialises in 猪杂汤 of clear soup included with pork slices and offal, has a rather eye-catching stall signage.
(The other awarded Pig Organ Soup stall is Kelantan Kway Chap at Jalan Besar.)
The Tiong Bahru Food Centre stall which began in 1955 by a pioneer hawker named Koh Kee with a secret recipe, is now run by the 2nd and 3rd generation hawkers.
Back to The Pig Organ Soup at Maxwell, this is run by the 3rd generation hawker along with his friends.
While the branding is entirely separate, the soup base and recipe are the same.
However, they try to adopt modern techniques in preparation and cooking.
They serve up Pig’s Organ Soup at $5.50, which comes in a Teochew-style clear soup, freshly made daily from pig bones and offal and salted preserved mustard vegetables.
For comparison, the Tiong Bahru stall serves theirs starting at $4.50 (funny as I have been to Tiong Bahru Food Centre recently, and the hawkers are wearing T-shirts from The Pig Organ Soup.)
The Pig’s Organ Soup is included with sliced pork, pork balls, as well as cut pieces of pig organs, such as pig liver, tripe, and intestines.
I enjoyed that the intestines were meticulously prepared, even split open and clean so that you do not get that funky taste.
What I loved about the soup was the natural sweetness from the pig bones imparted to the stock, accentuated with slight saltiness from the vegetables.
The soup was light, clear and clean-tasting and so CBD-customers won’t feel heavy after finishing the soup, though I would recommend adding a dash of pepper.
The Pig Organ Soup hawkers also mentioned that customers can also “add soup” complimentary should they need more.
The Pig Organ Soup
Maxwell Food Centre #01-72,1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Koh Brother Pig’s Organ Soup 许兄弟猪什汤
Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre #02-29, 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898
Tel: +65 8113 7218
Opening Hours: 9am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 7:45pm (Tues – Sat), 9am – 2:30pm (Sun), Closed Mon