I love congee so I went to check out this place based on some friends’ recommendation…
The entire coffee shop just houses a drink stall and this porridge stall. The porridge (i.e. rice porridge to be exact or some call it congee but Singaporeans typically refer to this as “porridge”) is cooked Cantonese style, which means you can’t really see the individual rice grains as it is more gooey and watery.
Century Egg with Lean Meat Porridge – This contained century egg and slices of pork which were well marinated. They were quite generous with the ingredients. Nice!!
Century Egg with Minced Pork Porridge – I think I prefer the minced pork (shaped into balls) over the lean meat as the minced pork seems to be more flavourful (probably cos the marinade is better absorbed by the minced meat rather than the sliced version). You can choose to add an additional egg into your porridge (at an extra charge of course).
Century Egg with Minced Chicken Porridge – This was just as good as the other two mentioned above. I don’t eat scallions or fried onions so my bowl came without those garnishings.
Century Egg with Fish Porridge – If your tastebuds want a mixture of flavours, you can try this porridge. I know it sounds like a weird combination of ingredients but it’s on the menu and I thought I’d give it a try. Haha…
On those days when you feel like adding a little extravagance to your porridge, you can choose to add on some abalone slices ($1 for 3 slices) to it.
Alternatively, you can always order a plate of abalone slices. This tastes slightly different from the ones added on top of the porridge, as this dish comes with a sauce, cut red chillies and lime, which makes it quite refreshing as it is also served cold. I must say that this makes a change from the usual plate of raw fish (chinese version of sashimi) which is also available.
Looking around the coffee shop, it seems the Signature Porridge and Claypot Frog Porridge are quite popular with the crowd. The Signature Porridge contains almost all ingredients (meat, fish, century egg, liver, intestines, etc..) but I don’t eat intestines so I didn’t order this.
Verdict: Mmm…very tasty and flavourful porridge! I’ll definitely be back when I have a craving!!
Blk 685 Hougang Street 61,