Porridge is the definition of comfort food. Smooth, silky, and aromatic, it’s the go-to dish whenever you’re feeling sick, or whenever you just need something hot and simple, yet delicious and filling. It also comes in many different varieties, like the Teochew mui (porridge), standard rice congee, and the frog porridge.
(frog porridge is good enough to warrant its own category, yo)
1. Soon Lee Porridge, Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre
A little stall hidden within Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre, this place is almost always crowded, even though they only sell three types of porridge. They only have Fish, Pork and Chicken, and the porridge is so well-flavoured and seasoned it’s more than worth the low price point of $2.70 per bowl.
448 Clementi Ave 3, Singapore 120448
2. Sun Lok Noodle House
Sun Lok Noodle House specialises in Cantonese cuisine, and offers everything from smaller bites like dim sum, to full meals like noodles, stir-fried Cantonese dishes, and of course, porridge. They offer the standard pork and century egg porridge, and other varieties like fresh scallop. If you’re looking for more authentic Cantonese fare, be sure to pay this restaurant a visit.
1 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618640
Don’t look at me like that. This is a serious entry. If you hadn’t noticed, KFC offers porridge in their breakfast menu, which comes with chunks of their signature Original Recipe chicken fillet. There’s not a lot of places you get to have porridge with fried chicken.
Besides, it’s way healthier than it looks, and it tastes pretty great to boot. What’s not to love?
Selected KFC outlets
4. Long John Silver’s
Ok, I promise this is the last entry from a fast food joint. There’s a good reason why these are here though, because I have it on good authority (recommendations from our office) that these breakfast porridges are pretty damn good. Long John Silver’s offers two kinds of fish porridge apart from a chicken porridge, Salmon and Dory, which are pretty uncommon toppings for porridge here.
That’s not to say they aren’t good, because they are. Trust us.
All Long John Silver’s outlets
5. Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice
We now have some Teochew porridge for you. Teochew porridge is different, in that instead of a soft rice porridge, it’s basically cooked rice swimming in broth. Joo Seng is a great place for some Teochew porridge, as they offer a huge variety of dishes to go with your porridge, somewhat akin to an economical rice store.
14 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599738
6. Joo Chiat Teochew Porridge
It’s in the name, man. This stall specialises in Teochew porridge, and is quite well known among fans of Teochew porridge. The cool thing is, they offer both Teochew porridge and zi char, but they don’t have a menu, so you kinda have to ask the stall owner. They also prepare everything fresh right after you order, so you’re guaranteed to receive a piping hot dish.
394/396 East Coast Road Singapore 428993
7. Royal J’s Seafood
We have something slightly different here. Royal J’s serve Malaysian fried porridge, which is something quite different from what you’d expect when you think of porridge. Instead of the usual whitish, soupy and smooth porridge, Malaysian fried porridge looks a little more like fried rice, but with a consistency closer to porridge. This version is particularly decadent and thick, with yam, and comes with lots of seafood.
30 Foch Rd, Singapore 209276
8. Goldleaf Restaurant
This porridge zi char place serves their porridge in a buffet style, with free flow bowls of steaming hot congee. Each bowl of congee also comes with a chunk of sweet potato for that extra flavour, which complements the numerous savoury dishes they have on offer as well. As it is primarily a zi char restaurant, expect to order lots of accompanying dishes with your free flow congee.
103 Amoy St, Singapore 069923
9. Chang Jiang G1 Claypot Frog Porridge
Now we’ve come to a Singaporean favourite, frog porridge. There are usually two versions, one where the frog legs are boiled right with the porridge, and another, where the frog is cooked separately with generous seasoning like dark soy sauce, and served alongside plain porridge.
Chang Jiang G1 is the second version. They serve really affordable frog porridge, and the frog is delightfully seasoned with a dark and spicy gravy, which paired perfectly with the plain porridge.
32 New Market Road, People’s Park Complex Food Centre, #01-1150, Singapore 050032
10. Eminent Frog Porridge
Their frog porridge is consistently hot, soft and well done, which complements the well-marinated and juicy frog meat perfectly. This place is also known as one of the best frog porridge you can find in Geylang, which is already a great place to look for food in Singapore, especially for supper. The reasonably priced delicious frog porridge is probably going to make you want to get seconds and more.
323 Geylang Road, 389359
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