Best Teochew Porridge in Penang

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Teochew Porridge is pretty famous in Penang, as it scores both as a comforting and delicious meal. It’s typically cooked rice grains flooding in a soup broth which is pretty plain in taste and that certainly serves as an advantage. In a nutshell, think of it as a white canvas, accompanied by a slew of succulent sides such as braised meats and assorted seafood and condiments like soy sauce, spring onions, ginger and chopped chillies. However, for the uninitiated, it may be a little peculiar as porridge is rather a prime meal once you’re down sick. Now it's time to jostle away your previous notions as these humble spots guarantees of turning you into a Teochew Porridge enthusiast.  

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    Tai Buan PorridgeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    There are numerous cafes and hip-oriented restaurants popping up around Muntri Street but Tai Buan Porridge is here to stay. It’s easily identified with a timeworn red signboard and full-of-life atmosphere during peak hours. This no-frills eatery dishes out one of the best Teochew porridge in town. The texture isn’t too moist and not too lumpy, offering a smooth mouthful and certainly opens up to be paired with a range of braised meats, such as duck, pork belly, and innards. Another must-have is their fried turnip egg, which runs out like hot cake. 

    Tips

    Only limited tables, therefore you might have to wait for your turn if you’re in a little late

    Things to expect

    Simple yet succulent choices of sides and a modest environment

    Best with

    Homemade Crysanthemum Tea

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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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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    勝利茶餐室 @ Kepala Batas

    Romping over to mainland where Teochew porridge fanatics constantly sing praises about this modest eatery. Expect sheer spread of dishes such as meats, fish and assorted vegetables to go along the porridge that just slides down your throat like melted butter. A few lashes of soy sauce and chilli condiment help to play around the spicy and tangy scale. 

    Tips

    Be a little generous with their chili condiment as its sinfully delicious

    Things to expect

    Humble ambiance with bustling crowd during lunch hours

    Best with

    Nutmeg Juice

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    勝利茶餐室 @ Kepala Batas View restaurant

    36, Jalan Butterworth, Kampung Permatang Manggis, 13100 Penaga, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 13200, Butterworth, Penang
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    Every day
    09:00AM—04:00PM
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    Magazine Road Teochew Porridge

    This old-school eatery offers more than a sumptuous bowl of Teochew porridge; it’s a whole new experience that imprints in your memory forever. The real deal here is stacking up stools and sitting on it while chomping down delicious porridge with amiable locals. Adding more charm to the convivial vibes is the range of mouth-watering dishes lined up before your eyes. Hobnob with your new friends, refill your bowls and taste all those vegetables and meats which are constantly refilled. 

    Tips

    Their minced pork in appetizing sauce

    Things to expect

    During peak hours, you may see beelines as the stall is pretty small

    Best with

    Salted Egg

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Magazine Road Teochew Porridge View restaurant

    71, Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10300 , Georgetown, Penang
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    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—04:00PM
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    Newday PorridgeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    For numerous years, Newday porridge has been an everyday spot for an ideal Teochew porridge fix. The spacious restaurant isn’t only the best bet if you’re bringing in a huge crowd; another scoring point is the gazillion of dishes giving you a tough time to pick. Not to be missed is their braised pork, deep-fried fish, and lala which complements the porridge that is nothing but spectacular. 

    Tips

    Dark Soya Sauce Pork Meat is not to be missed

    Things to expect

    Full-of-life ambiance

    Best with

    Braised beancurd and eggs

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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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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    Kedai Makanan Bee Heong Wooi

    This restaurant might have garnered most of their fame from the Hokkien mee stall but that doesn’t mean the Teochew porridge stall should be overlooked. Either you opt for the dried oyster porridge which is liberally shrouded with delectable oysters and meats or stick to the more humble version, slurping down plain porridge with assorted dishes by the side, both are winners. The fried anchovies and fish boast a good texture and taste to complement the bowl of goodness. There’s also an ikan bakar stall that certainly grabs your attention by churning out a luscious range of seafood. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. 

    Tips

    Hokkien Mee is another best seller here

    Things to expect

    Unassuming restaurant

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM3.30 to RM10.00

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    Kedai Makanan Bee Heong Wooi View restaurant

    103, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164072788

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    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    Northam Beach Cafe

    Northam Cafe is widely acclaimed as one of the best spots to chomp down a myriad of local and Western delights while enjoying a spectacular view of the never-ending ocean. Bringing Teochew porridge to a whole new level, a lively stall has been serving fried version of it. It may sound a little peculiar but the bowl packs lots of flavours. Filled to the brim with generous servings of seafood and garnished with colourful greens and a spoon of fried anchovies by the side, it’s impeccably good. 

    Tips

    Get in early to catch the sunset

    Things to expect

    Breathtaking atmosphere and breezy winds

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    Northam Beach Cafe View restaurant

    58, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042290362

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    05:00PM—12:30AM
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    May Garden Palace Restaurant

    How about coupling a bowl of Teochew porridge with roasted suckling pig, fresh plump prawns, and steamed fish? Yes, for a more upscale dining experience, both the atmosphere and meals, make your way to May Garden Palace. The porridge isn’t the first thing that hits your mind looking at the extensive menu but it’s the perfect vehicle to accompany the plush dishes and fill your tummy. 

    Tips

    Parking is pretty scare, opt to park close to the church and walk over

    Things to expect

    Neat and clean ambiance

    Best with

    Black Chicken Soup & Agar Agar

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

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    Lye Lye Food Centre

    A stone’s throw away from Penang Hill, Lye Lye Food Centre has been a gastronomic hub for the locals and tourists alike. Muddled with mouthwatering stalls, it may give you a hard time to make your decision. If you need something less sinful yet satisfyingly flavourful, the Teochew porridge stall is your destination. The softened rice grains lures to be paired with several sides that amp up the taste to a whole new level. 

    Tips

    Ample of parking

    Things to expect

    Cavernous eatery

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Lye Lye Food Centre View restaurant

    463, Jalan Bukit Bendera, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11500, Georgetown, Penang
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    048290909

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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