This Hidden Gem At Defu Lane Serves Melt-In-Your-Mouth Thai Braised Pig Trotters!

If you’re looking for something different from your typical Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup, this hidden gem at Defu Lane is definitely one to check out. Serving up amazing Thai Braised Pig Trotters, also known as Khao Ka Moo, Pong Cheer Cheer Thai Food is one spot you wouldn’t want to miss out on!


Hidden Gem At Defu Lane

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Run by a husband-and-wife duo, Ms Nachatchadaporn Sirimueang and her husband started Pong Cheer Cheer Thai Food in 2018. Besides their current outlet at Defu Lane, they previously had another stall at Giant Tampines which ceased operations in 2019. Previously serving more Zhi Char style Thai dishes, they decided to make the switch to classic Thai dishes instead.

Their menu now serves dishes like Braised Pork Trotter Rice, Thai-style Kway Chap ($5) and Thai-style Minced Chicken Rice ($5). With a plethora of delectable sides to choose from as well, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

Must-Try Braised Pig Trotters!

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Pong Cheer Cheer’s Braised Pig Trotter Rice ($5) is served on a bed of fluffy white rice with a generous portion of succulent braised pig trotters, an egg, and homemade salted vegetables. The back thigh meat of the pig is used, ensuring it isn’t too fatty.

The pig trotter is braised for four hours in a delicious gravy made with Thai spices and Chinese herbs. Additionally, dried shiitake mushrooms and Thai palm sugar are used to give the gravy a pleasant hint of sweetness.


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The pig trotter is simply to die for, with the meat being extremely tender and flavourful, and the skin simply melting in your mouth with each bite. Be sure to have some of the flavourful gravy with your rice for the perfect pairing.

Even a great deal of effort goes into the salted vegetables. Ms Nachatchadaporn prepares it herself using fresh caixin and cooks it with Chinese preserved olive vegetables. This makes them less salty as compared to the usual store-bought ones and they pair perfectly with the rice and meat.


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Hurry Down To Pong Cheer Cheer Thai Food!

What are you waiting for? Hurry down for some mouth-watering braised pig trotters today!


Address:  4 Defu Lane 10, Singapore 539185

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Sun, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more articles on Pig Trotters, do check out Han Jia Bak Kut Teh & Pork Leg!


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