Located in beautiful Nyonya kueh-coloured Jalan Kukoh, this pig organ soup stall has been around for nearly 4 decades. It looks like any old pig organ soup. But what do you expect pig organ soup to look like? Carefully housed in a bread bowl with 5 peppercorns on the side and a tiny mallet to crush them? That's not how it's supposed to be.

This, on the other hand, is exactly how it's supposed to be. The stall owners are friendly, and obviously take pride in what they have to serve you. Feel free to let them know what ingredients you want (or don't want), and they'll tailor the order accordingly. The chef operates like a well-oiled machine, you won't see any hesitation as he frags ingredients and tosses them into the boiling tank in front of him.

I was so enthralled by the entire process that I couldn't tear my eyes away from the bowl even as I turned to leave the shop. The uncle cheekily told me to look up or I'll bump into someone as I walk. Wise words for a hungry guy. The walk to my seat was arduous. The shallot oil was incredibly aromatic and I was tempted to abandon my lunch mates and tuck in right there and then.

The meat was delightful,and the organ pieces were cooked perfectly. You won't have to worry about it being gamey or tough. What really sold the dish to me were the tiny bits of meat floating around the soup. It made every mouth feel more substantial and hearty. This is comfort food done right.

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