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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jalan Hang Lekir Part 3 - Hon Kee Famous Porridge

Today we are going to visit Hon Kee Famous Porridge stall that is located at Jalan Hang Lekir. This stall was founded in 1959 and now it is into its third generation of family members carrying on the business. It is located directly in front of Hong Leong Bank Berhad and you can't miss the big signboard. This place looks tiny and cramped but don't worry. Just place your order here and the boss/waiter will lead you to another more spacious area for your dining experience. What is available here:

1. Raw fish (snakehead) porridge or "yee sang" porridge (鱼生粥)
2. Pork offals/innards porridge ((猪杂粥)
3. Minced chicken/pork meat porridge
4. Century egg porridge (皮蛋粥)

I guess you can ask them to mix all of them together in the same bowl of porridge if you wish to try all the ingredients at the same time.

The stall operator will lead you to an area near the entrance of Hong Leong Bank Berhad where there are more comfortable tables and chairs. It is actually just behind this 'mata kuching' (dried longan) drink stall. You can order this herbal drink to go with your porridge.

This looks extremely delicious. I just love the smell of the sweet, tasty aroma of sesame oil, ginger, spring onions and coriander. Add some soya sauce and pepper and the porridge will taste great.

This is a bowl of plain porridge. It is served boiling hot.

Here's a dish of raw snakehead fish slices that looks like Japanese sashimi. It is garnished with shredded ginger, spring onions, coriander from which a dash of sesame oil and soya sauce has been added. Snakehead fish is known as ikan haruan in malay and "sang yee" (生鱼) in chinese.

Just pour the all the ingredients on the plate immediately into the piping hot porridge and the fish will be cooked instantly, its flesh tender and just nice.

This is pork offals porridge (猪杂粥) . Ingredients are pig stomach, pancreas and fried small intestines. Very crispy and tasty. Slurpy too.

This is the fried chinese crullers which has been cut into bite sized pieces.
Chinese crullers or "you tiao" (油條) or "yew char kway" are shaped like a sausage and it tastes great when mixed into and eaten with the porridge.

These fried chinese crullers also goes well with coffee or tea. It can be eaten as a snack too.

This is my entry for My World Tuesday Season 2 Episode 6. To view what others have in their world, please visit here.


  1. crullers are always great choice for breakfast

    A smile from SJ =)

  2. I love porridge, they can be considered comfort food and a perfect meal for the cold season.

  3. Never tried this before... Eating hot porridge in a hot day inside a cramped place may be too much for me.

  4. I love crullers! And some porridge on these chilly days would probably taste really good! Your photos are delightful! Thanks for a great look at a corner of your world!

    Enjoy your week!


  5. the pork porridge looks nice but the fish to cook in the hot porridge.. i will treat that with caution :) what if it doesnt get 100% cooked? :)

  6. Delicious post. I love porridge. It's comfort food.

  7. This is so interesting as when I think of porridge, I think of an oat based cereal that people add butter or something sweet to like maple syrup. I don't think we even have a savory dish like this...Michelle


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