Hon Kee Porridge

i’m not a huge fan of the petaling street scene but on very weekends where I find myself gallivanting around that area, it would be after consuming this piping hot, heartwarming bowl of porridge from Hon Kee. i don’t hanker after porridge much as in my mind, one only eats it when they’re not feeling well. however, when i actually do make my way downtown on a weekend morning, it’ll be to visit this stall.

my personal favourite here is the raw fish porridge (鱼片粥). the smooth porridge is cooked slow and long with grounded grains and topped with spring onion. served with the raw fish slices on a separate plate with sesame oil, ginger slivers and coriander leaves, we are to mix the fish slices well before pouring the lot into the hot porridge. the heat of the porridge will then cook the fish perfectly. then, dip in some “yau char kway” (油条) and it’s just heavenly!


The other porridge I have tried it the Mixed Pork Porridge(猪杂粥) which has pig innards and is topped with crispy fried intestines and spring onions. the fried intestines is crunchy to the bite and reminds me of pork cracklings. yum yum. however, i still think that the mixed pork porridge I have eaten in Subang (review later) is more reminiscent to the excellent one we had in penang. Hon Kee’s version has its own merits though and we even ordered an ala carte portion of the fried intestines for that extra bite.

Hon Kee Porridge 汉记靓粥
Jalan Hang Lekir,
Off Jalan Petaling,
Kuala Lumpur.

other reviews:
a whiff of lemongrass


1 Comment »

  1. Ah, this place. It used to be so much nicer when the original people were running the stall. Sigh! I guess that is what happens when new generations take over.

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