Hon Kee Famous Porridge @ Petaling Street, KL

vkeongFood and Drink, Hawker Food, Kuala Lumpur, Non Halal, Petaling Street, Porridge16 Comments

It’s been more than a year since I visited Hon Kee 汉记靓粥 for their famous porridge. How time flies. I remembered my first time eating there. SL brought me there for breakfast on the day I traveled back to Penang for my new job. Now, I am back to Cyberjaya and it’s my turn to be the guide – my parents came down to KL for a short visit not long ago and I brought them to here. They liked it!

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Hon Kee was still as busy as ever so do come early if you want to have a nice seat. We were early, but weren’t so fortunate to get a table at the stall. Because of that we had to sit on the other side of the road near the ikan bakar stall, which was kinda deserted and dark (even for a morning).

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I think the Raw Snakehead Fish Porridge (Sang Yu Zhuk) here is the nicest.. all the freshness of the fish would be fully absorbed by the porridge during the ‘cooking’ process, which occurs when you mix the raw fish into the porridge.

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I don’t remember the price for a bowl exactly, but I am pretty sure the amount of fish given did not reduce. For a couple of bucks this is a very worthy and healthy breakfast.

sang-yu-porridge

Mix the raw fish slices into the porridge, then stir it around slowly to cook it. The porridge was a lot hotter than it appeared, if you are not careful your will suffer a burnt tongue! I think I did. I dunno I forgot lol.

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The end result is a hearty, flavorful porridge full of goodness. Thanks to the generous portion of raw fish you can expect its presence in every mouthful.

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I also tried the famous Chee Cheong Fun, selling next to Hon Kee. I found it to be quite special (and tasty of course) but I had problem finishing a serving on my own because when the whole thing gets cold, it gets really ‘boring’ (jelak). Best to enjoy it when it’s still hot, and fast lol. For directions, taken from my previous post:

The easiest way to find Hon Kee is to look for Hong Leong Bank in Petaling Street. Hon Kee is directly opposite the bank. Come early! Or end up standing at the side waiting for seats. If you happen to take a bus from Pudu bus station in the morning, do try the porridge here for breakfast. Highly recommended.

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16 Comments on “Hon Kee Famous Porridge @ Petaling Street, KL”

  1. M@Y

    I remember my parents brought me here early in the morning, many years ago… Serves with a plate of raw fishes. Operates more than 20 years d. Not sure if this the one :)

  2. Nate

    I’d love to stroll down Petaling Street before we move to Kuching, but doubtful. Have to put it off for some other time.

  3. Melissa

    it’s been a year since I’ve eaten there! But i do enjoy their fried pork intestine porridge more =p

    But then again, i think the porridge stall that looloo mentioned is nicer. I frequent that stall every fortnight when i go for Kasturi tuition. =p

  4. Yen

    I more prefer uncle’s porridge that mentioned by looloo…hon kee porridge i ate b4, too much starch in their porridge.

  5. Venise

    I do think that Honkee porridge is too expensive… Last time i ordered pork+raw fish and it cost me RM10… somemore the fish is 松鱼instead of 皖鱼… not valuable…

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