Teochew Sweet Potato Congee

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Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

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Unlike the thick creamy-smooth Cantonese-style congee, Teochew congee is more watery, with rice grains that are soft but still distinct and whole. Sweet potatoes are sometimes added for their natural sweetness and a contrasting texture. This congee is accompanied by an assortment of small dishes such as pickled/salted vegetables, salted egg and preserved radish (chai poh) omelette. Teochew restaurants or hawker stalls selling congee typically offer a large selection of side dishes, i