Best Porridge in KL

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A dish typically made with a simple mixture of rice and water and boiled until it softens, rice porridge (or congee) is one of the traditional Chinese foods with a history spanning thousands of years. Plain porridge is bland to the taste and is often served with an assortment of side dishes, while porridge cooked with additional ingredients such as meat, fish and flavourings are served as a meal on its own. Prior to serving, various types of condiments such as white pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil are sprinkled on top of a bowl of piping-hot porridge to boost its overall taste.

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    Opera Seafood Noodles & PorridgeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Opera Seafood Noodles & Porridge offers something out of the ordinary – salmon porridge. With the sought-after salmon fish as their main ingredient, the menu consists of seven types of porridges you can choose from, which include prawn and tenggiri (mackerel) fish paste. The hearty combination of salmon and porridge make this dish a wholesome, yet delicious meal.
    Tips

    Located in the heart of Jalan Imbi, the restaurant can be easily recognised with its bright blue signboard.

    Things to expect

    If you love all things salmon, this is a place for you.

    Best with

    Curry Mee with Cockles and Salmon Noodles with Milk and Tenggiri Fish Paste.

    Price

    RM7.50 to RM12.00

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    Opera Seafood Noodles & Porridge View restaurant

    No. 14, Jalan Utara, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0122336318

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    Porridge Time Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Boasting more than 10 varieties of porridges served in a hot clay pot, Porridge Time is renowned for their Farm Frog Porridge, Pork Innards Porridge and Peanut Porridge with Salted Egg. Despite the above-average pricing, serving sizes are decent enough and full of fresh ingredients. The porridge is cooked to the right consistency that is neither too watery nor too starchy. If the clay pot porridge alone fails to satisfy the hungry beast within, do top up your porridge meal with the addition of century egg, salted egg, crab stick, minced pork, shredded chicken and fried intestine.
    Tips

    If you are coming from the overhead bridge linking Viva Home and Miharja Flat (via Miharja LRT), you can easily spot Porridge Time near the entrance door.

    Things to expect

    Delicious porridge meal in a hawker-style setting, complete with wooden tables and stools within an air-conditioned environment.

    Best with

    Chrysanthemum Tea, Herbal Tea and Fried Fish Cake.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM12.00

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    Porridge Time View restaurant

    Lot 1.07, 1st Floor, Viva Home, 85, Jalan Loke Yew, 55200, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0362731007

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    10:30AM—10:30PM
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    Restaurant Teochew Lao ErNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Strategically located in the bustling neighbourhood between Jalan Brunei and Jalan Pudu, Restaurant Teochew Lao Er is often frequented by patrons for its wholesome lunch sets. The restaurant offers a wide variety of Teochew-style dishes ranging from pork, poultry, seafood and desserts. Of course, no Teochew cuisine would be complete without mentioning their signature porridge varieties. Not to be missed are their robust Salted Egg with Pork Porridge and their delightful Fish Porridge.
    Tips

    Keep in mind that this restaurant is closed on every 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays.

    Things to expect

    Thanks to its multiple-floored restaurant building, it’s best to dine in with a large group of friends or families.

    Best with

    End your meal with desserts such as Fungus with Longan Soup and Barley with Gingko Seed Soup.

    Price

    RM6.80 to RM12.00

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    Restaurant Teochew Lao Er View restaurant

    6, Jalan Brunei, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321415822

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    10:00AM—03:30PM
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    05:00PM—09:30PM
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    Onn Kee Claypot Seafood Porridge Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Another must-visit porridge restaurant within the vicinity of Jalan Imbi, Onn Kee’s porridge is served in a hot clay pot. Every spoonful of porridge is smooth and creamy, while the ingredients – pork, fish, frog, and century egg flavour this simple dish. Fried shallots and crispy yau char kwai (Chinese crullers) are the perfect condiments to complete this savoury meal.
    Tips

    This porridge restaurant is open until the wee hours of the morning.

    Things to expect

    Warm comfort food in a cosy setting.

    Best with

    Salted Egg with Prawns, Brinjal, Bitter Gourd, Cuttlefish.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM12.00

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    Onn Kee Claypot Seafood Porridge View restaurant

    53-3, Ground Floor, Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 53100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0126662726

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    Monday, Tuesday
    02:00PM—04:00AM
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    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    SitkaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    “Excuse me, will you pass me the soy sauce and pepper?” is what you would not say when ordering the porridge here. Tucked in their unique and exquisite breakfast menu, the Chilli Beef Porridge at Sitka is nothing less than treacle, robust, and vibrant. Centered with a 64c egg and sprinkled with speckles of local herbs, julienned chillies, and of course- minced beef, your palate will be lavished with a subtle explosion of savoury, sweet, and umami-infused flavours. Not to mention the al dente texture from the porridge. 

    Tips

    Park inside to avoid summons.

    Things to expect

    A cozy and comfortable place to start off the day.

    Best with

    Chilli Beef Porridge, Desserts

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM50.00

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    Sitka View restaurant

    8-5, Jalan Batai, 50490, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320111117

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Hon Kee Famous Porridge Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Believe it or not, this famous porridge stall has been around in Chinatown (or better known by locals as Petaling Street) since 1949. Hon Kee has even been featured on television and has received rave reviews from various local newspapers. So, what’s the big deal about this place? It’s their porridge, which is silky smooth and wonderfully dense to the taste. Meat lovers will make a dash for their homemade pork ball and crispy innards porridge. For those not seeking a porky affair, there’s always the signature raw fish porridge and frog porridge. Also available as a side dish to go with your piping-hot porridge, it tastes especially scrumptious as you scald your fish slices in the hot porridge.
    Tips

    Available for breakfast.

    Things to expect

    Prepare the sweat towels especially when eating porridge on a hot, sunny afternoon.

    Best with

    Yau char kwai (Chinese crullers).

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    Hon Kee Famous Porridge View restaurant

    93, Jalan Hang Lekir, Petaling Street, 50000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0122276281

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    08:00AM—10:00PM
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    Loa Yau Kee PorridgeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    At first glance, the little food cart of Loa Yau Kee located in the busy intersection between Jalan Tun H. S. Lee and Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin looks like an ordinary stall. But beyond its mundane look, Loa Yau Kee happens to be one of the oldest porridge stalls in the Petaling Street area. The secret to its enduring existence lies in its porridge itself, which is boiled to perfection to give it a smooth and viscous texture. There are only three dishes you can choose to go with the porridge – poached chicken, raw fish slices and pork innards. While the choices may be limited, these uncomplicated pairings are a true delight to liven up this humble bowl of congee.
    Tips

    Feeling hot? You can opt to savour your meal in the comfort of an air-conditioned restaurant: Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee which backs this tiny stall.

    Things to expect

    Porridge with freshly-prepared side dishes.

    Best with

    A bowl of Soong Kee’s famous beef ball noodles.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    Loa Yau Kee Porridge View restaurant

    86, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320781484

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Porridge Stall @ Jalan IpohNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Jalan Ipoh is home to some of the best Chinese foods you can find. Among them is the famous porridge stall that has been around for decades. The menu is a no-fuss choice of porridge served plain or with pork, fish and chicken floss. Alternatively, you can opt for all three ingredients together if you are feeling like a glut. A highly recommended side dish is their signature poached chicken which is smooth and succulent and complements the steaming bowl of porridge very well. Do note that the stall also offers a variety of light bites such as fried noodles (mee or meehoon), century egg and tong sui dessert.
    Tips

    Arrive early to grab a table since the stall tends to get crowded at night.

    Things to expect

    Typical roadside seating. If you plan to eat more than just a bowl of porridge, it is advisable to place your order in advance to avoid a long wait.

    Best with

    Cool down with red bean or barley dessert.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM7.00

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    Porridge Stall @ Jalan Ipoh View restaurant

    Jalan Ipoh, Batu 3, 51200, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    Restaurant Geylang Lor 9 @ Jalan Klang LamaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    With outlets already spanning various Asian countries from Malaysia to Taiwan, the Singapore-based Geylang Lor 9 (in case you’re wondering, it stands for “Lorong 9”) is famous for its frog porridge. They have three types you can choose from, but if you’re clueless on what to order, do opt for their signature Claypot Kungpo (Dried Chilli) Frog. Served in a hot clay pot, the frog meat is juicy and spicy enough to rock your taste buds. Best of all, the frog legs are freshly prepared upon every order to ensure that it still delivers a kick in your mouth!
    Tips

    Add some dark soy sauce to make the plain porridge more aromatic.

    Things to expect

    Expensive, but a worthy porridge dish with fresh frog legs.

    Best with

    Thai Style Tofu and Herbal Tea.

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM20.00

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    Restaurant Geylang Lor 9 @ Jalan Klang Lama View restaurant

    KS-1B, Taman Evergreen, BT4, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur
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    0379880130

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    10:00AM—04:00AM
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    PJ Old Town Pork PorridgePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Gone are the days when porridge is meant to be plain for the sick, as you can now enjoy almost-sinful porridges at PJ Old Town's Selera Jaya 223 today. If you are a pork fan, you cannot give this long-running stall a miss. The pork porridge here are particularly famous for centuries due to the bountiful amount of pork innards and meat. On top of that, you'll also get a smooth, creamy and light serving of perfectly cooked porridge, seasoned beautifully with plenty of white pepper and chopped spring onions. There will also be soy sauce on the side, just in case you need them.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A food court.

    Best with

    Hot tea.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM8.00

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    Selera Jaya 223 View restaurant

    Jalan 51a/227, Seksyen 51a, 46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    08:00AM—07:00PM
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    Hong Lim Teow Cheow PorridgeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you are not aware, Teochew porridge are more watery compared to the usual, thick and starchy porridge. Hong Lim's trademark is the wide variety of side dishes available for you to choose, from braised peanuts, chicken leg, salted vegetable, to salted eggs and even special based porridge, like pumpkin and sweet potato. For those feeling a little more generous, you could go for the fried fish or pig's innard, which is packed full of flavour. Somehow, the dishes here have a home-cooked feel about them, which is really nice. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple coffee shop.

    Best with

    Hot tea.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

    Hong Lim Teow Cheow Porridge View restaurant

    Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 47300 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0378738772

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    ChaoShan Taste

    Hunting for that rich mix of savoury taste of seafood with slurpy thick porridge to delve into? Go over to Kuchai Lama for a bowl of ChaoShan Claypot Porridge. With ingredients and chefs imported all the way from ChaoShan, China, the place serves authentic Teochew cuisine. Their signature dish, ChaoShan porridge, comes in four variations - ChaoShan Live Flower Crab Porridge, ChaoShan Fresh Oyster Porridge, ChaoShan Frog Porridge, and ChaoShan Abalone Porridge. All of the varieties come with live prawns.

    Tips

    The porridge comes in three serving sizes (S, M, and L).

    Things to expect

    Luxurious authentic ChaoShan cuisine.

    Best with

    Chen Nian Pu Er tea

    Price

    RM68.00 to RM188.00

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    ChaoShan Taste View restaurant

    No. 50G, Jalan Kuchai Maju 10, Kuchai Enterpreneurs Park, Kuchai Lama, 58200, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0379800655

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    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    05:00PM—02:00AM
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