Thursday, April 24, 2008

EATZ: Tiong Bahru Porridge

Tiong Bahru Porridge
531A Upper Cross Street
Hong Lim Complex Food Centre #02-29
Opening Hours: 9a.m. - 9p.m. (Closed on alternate Tuesdays)
Yet another good food at the famous Hong Lim Food Centre, Tiong Bahru Porridge serves a variety of tasty porridge that is worth the little wait while Amy Tay prepares it with heart. Apart from the porridges, Tiong Bahru Porridge also serves Ikan parang raw fish (鱼生).

Century Egg Porridge with Shredded Chicken
S$3
Piping hot porridge prepared on the spot and serve with chunks of century egg, shredded chicken and topped with generous serving of fried rice vermicelli and spring onion, atypical Cantonese-style. Other than shredded chicken, diners can choose to have sliced pork strips instead.

Ikan Parang Raw Fish (鱼生)
S$3
Pinkish strips of ikan parang sashimi sitting on a bed of shredded lettuce and topped with spring onions. Sliced red chilli and lime are provided for diners to add to taste.

Verdict
The porridge served at Tiong Bahru Porridge is thick and full-bodied, unlike others that tend to be watered-down. Tiong Bahru Porridge serves the real stuff. The porridge is very tasty on its own, despite not having the taste of century egg infused into it. The reason is because I believe it is only economical for them to prepare their porridge from the same porridge stock, which also explains the time needed to prepare your type of porridge freshly on the spot. The ikan parang raw fish is very fresh and goes well on its own and perfectly with the lettuce and lime juice. The combination of sweet and tangy taste leaves you craving for more! A S$3 (small) portion is not enough!
Another must-try stall at Hong Lim Complex!
I am only left with Hiong Kee Dumplings to try and I have tried all the famous hawker food at Hong Lim Food Centre.

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1 comment:

Laurens said...

i ish gian raw fish