Best Porridge in Penang

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Today’s porridge dish seems to have evolved from its infamous predecessor. Back then when we think of porridge, we think of it as staple food for the sick (more like we’re being pressured by our mums to take them). However, today the ingredients and the method of serving have changed and we see people in perfect health indulging in this meal at stalls. There are various taste and forms of porridge, ranging from the standard shredded chicken to something fancy like scallops and crabs. Regardless of which, we can safely say that a bowl of porridge will always be a form of comfort food and sometimes, somewhat a luxury.

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    Hon Kei Food CornerNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Experienced Penangites would recognise the old Hon Kei Food Corner as a stall in Ho Ping Coffee Shop previously but as of recent, they have moved to its own premise which is only about few shops away. Their menu is straightforward and simple to order; with the option of having either noodles or porridge. Judging by the golden broth, you can tell the warm bowl of porridge is full of strong porky flavour.You can pick your choice of pork innards such as pork kidney, tripe, intestine, liver, heart, and even brain. A regular combination is the flavorful porridge with standard minced pork, tripe and intestine.
    Tips

    From 9am-3pm, you can order special dishes like Salted Vege Mixed Pork Soup and Bitter Gourd Mixed Pork Soup.

    Things to expect

    Coffee shop food corner with pork-a-licious goodness.

    Best with

    Loh Bak.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM20.00

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    Hon Kei Food Corner View restaurant

    45 Kampung Malabar, Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    012443-5559

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    09:00AM—03:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Chok Kee Porridge CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Chok Kee Porridge at Kimberly Street, is another oldie hub, which was once known to be at Cintra Street. This strictly-porridge-only restaurant serves cantonese-style porridge, which is cooked till mushy till the grains of rice are visible. Their menu only consist of three types of porridge; the Pork Intestine Porridge, Peanut Porridge and Century Egg Porridge. The pork intestine porridge is the bestseller due to the long process of cooking and hearty, pudding-like texture of porridge.
    Tips

    Customers can actually sit at the shop where the dishes are being prepared or else sit at the next door kopitiam.

    Things to expect

    Old school porridge - the eatery has been running for almost 70 years!

    Best with

    Pork Intestine Porridge - no other words needed.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Chok Kee Porridge Cafe View restaurant

    188, Kimberly Street, George Town, Penang Island 10100, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164800659

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    12:30PM—04:30PM
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    Newday PorridgeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Unlike the usual single bowl of porridge with everything in one bowl, Newday features Teochew-style porridge. It is quite similar to economy mixed rice but with porridge instead and some Teochew ethnic influence. Side dishes include preserved delights like salted duck eggs, salted vegetables, salted fish and fermented beancurds.
    Tips

    Sometimes it's quite hard to get a table there.

    Things to expect

    Teochew style porridge.

    Best with

    Try the roast pork, fried fish, braised pork belly or braised fish.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

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    Kedai Makanan Newday View restaurant

    Lorong Selamat, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
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    0124085113

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:30PM—11:00PM
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    Cintra Street Chicken & Fish PorridgePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This popular stall is recognised for many years, operated by the same lady who has been preparing and cooking the porridge since like forever. She serves the famous Chicken Porridge (Kai Chok), Fish Porridge (Yue Chok) along with the popular steam chicken (Bak Jiam Kai). Topped with ginger strips, spring onions and several pieces of deep fried crullers, it's an enjoyable hot treat especially during a cold day.
    Tips

    It's located in front of Sin Sun Vood Coffeeshop.

    Things to expect

    Comfort food for the soul.

    Best with

    Steam chicken.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM25.00

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    Cintra Street Chicken & Fish Porridge View restaurant

    Lebuh Cintra, 10100, Cintra Street, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00PM—11:30PM
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    Kedai Makanan Liang SengNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Oyster porridge, aka Orh Moi is indeed unique and one of a kind. It has a sweeter base flavour, since it is cooked with a variety of ingredients like mushrooms and dried oysters, with texture harsher and grainer. Customers here usually customize their own bowl of porridge with extra toppings; either with strips of braised pork, deep-fried shallots, spring onions and/or eel flakes. Of course, there are many side dishes provided to order that can go along with the porridge, such as 'you tiao', herbal eggs, beancurd or pork innards.
    Tips

    A bowl of porridge broth is served together with the porridge, great to dip some 'you tiao' in.

    Things to expect

    Unique oyster porridge with cooked eel flakes. Weird, but definitely an adventurous treat.

    Best with

    Pig's Skin.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Kedai Makanan Liang Seng View restaurant

    336C, Jalan Perak, 11600, Jelutong, Penang
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    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Tai Buan Porridge (大满粥)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Traditionally operated by many generations, many loyal customers revisit this humble stall continuously through decades. Here, they serve Teochew style porridge, with a few number of yummy side dishes. The owner does not complicate the side dishes with countless variety; and instead sticks to only the few signature ones that the locals love - braised duck, pork belly, tofu, liver, gizzard, fried egg with dried turnip, and various salted vegies. The only downside is that one bowl of porridge is probably not enough to fill up your stomach full, especially when you had ordered 4-5 side dishes.
    Tips

    They have no clear sign board so it's best to walk along Jalan Muntri to (carefully) look for a shop selling porridge.

    Things to expect

    Old style porridge pass down to many generations.

    Best with

    The preserved salted vegetable goes well with the porridge.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    Tai Buan Porridge (大满粥) View restaurant

    173 Muntri Street, Penang, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    Every day
    11:45AM—05:00PM
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