This is one of my all-time favourite porridge places. First recommended to me by my ex-boss when we used to work long hours then and would head here together for a late porridge supper. This used to be located next to the Indoor Stadium and has since moved to Toa Payoh Central, just next to the swimming complex. Despite being a new restaurant in a new location, it has retained its old school charm and ambience except coupled with a more picturesque scenery of the park and pond.
The piping hot gruel is served in a plastic warmer container with a ladle so you can just scoop yourself – as much as you can eat – and then ask for refill again when it runs out. Some people may think that porridge is just porridge and what’s so great about it. Well, these rice grains are not soggy at all. As you can see from the picture, the grains are still complete yet not in a mushy congee state. That’s how I love my porridge to be. The sweet potato pieces are also sweet and yummy. Best thing is, this is light, easily-digestible and of course fat free!
Not on menu as I specially requested for this. Their specialty is actually the chye poh omelette but since I’m not a big fan of chye poh, I requested for a minced pork one instead which they happily do it for me. It’s just a very normal dish. Nothing fab to rave about.
There are many other dishes that I have tried before but I think the below 3 are worth a mention –
- Pomfret with Salted Black Bean Sauce – the sauce goes very well with the porridge
- Kangkong with Chili Belachan
- Cold Beancurd with Pork Floss
Free flow chinese tea and wet towel are an additional $1.20 per person.