12. Rice Porridge
There are a few types of rice porridge or congee available in KL. You can have the ever popular pork innards porridge or other varieties that includes fish, chicken, frog and cuttlefish.
Frog porridge is harder to find nowadays as frogs are pricey. Frog porridge is quite common Chinese food and they are popular with the older generations.
For pork innards porridge, there is a name everyone knows, HonKee Porridge in Petaling Street. They are currently franchising with various outlets around KL.
Honkee Porridge (汉记靚粥) Bandar Puteri Puchong Address, Tel and Contact:
No. 52, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri, Puchong.
Tel: +6012 238 0362.
Teo Chew Porridge
Teo Chew porridge is plain porridge with the selection of side dishes to go with it. Most common food that goes well with teo chew porridge includes salted duck egg, salted fish, omelette, black bean fish and many more.
Some mixed rice stalls offer teo chew porridge too while you can the popular ones like Fong Wah at Changkat Thambi Dollah.
Fong Wah Teochew Porridge Address and Contact:
35 Changkat Thambi Dollah
Off Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2143 4088
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 4.30amInstagram
13. Char Siew/ Siew yoke Rice
The reason Char Siew (BBQ pork belly) and Siew Yoke (roast pork belly) are listed and categorized as one because most of the places sell both of them together. They are one of the most common Chinese food around KL and what so special about them?
Siew Yoke or Roast Pork Belly is crispy on the skin and tender on the meat. Most siew yoke has a little saltiness at the bottom of the meat as they usually marinated them with salt (and sometimes “five spices”). Siew yoke is a popular meat for Chinese communities around the world and KL too.
Char Siew or BBQ Pork Belly is another hot favourite among the local Chinese community. Unlike the char siew from the Southern region states of Malaysia, Singapore and East Malaysia, KL’s version is often caramelized and roasted till dark red in colour while the other region’s char siew is dyed to red colour on the outer layer and they usually use lean meat. KL’s version is usually three layers meat and it often tastes sweet. The best char siew is juicy and tender and almost melt in your mouth.
Restoran Sun Ming Connaught Address, Tel and Contact:
No 137, Jln Sarjana,
Tel: 03-9133 2151
Wong Kee Pudu Address and Contact:
30 Jalan Nyonya, off Jalan Pudu;
GPS: 3.139231, 101.711308
Phone: 03-2145 2512 / +6012-2690660
Open Monday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Soo Kee Address, Tel, Map and Contact:
No. 373-1, 4th Mile, (Opposite Ampang City and behind Ampang Grocers)
Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.158449, 101.747088
Tel: 03-4257 0767
Closed on Mondays
Restoran Char Siew Yoong Address and Contact:
No. 23, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras,
Tel: 012-2137163 (Yoong)Instagram