>> Dec 23, 2009
Last Sunday, Feeq invited Kelvin, The Nomad Gourmand and me for porridge at Hon Kee Restaurant. We were supposed to meet there at 10am, but being Malaysians, we reached there about a half hour later.
Eric Wong, owner of the Damansara Uptown branch recently opened about 6 weeks ago. The Wong family initially operated in Jalan Hang Lekir, where Eric's grandfather started selling porridge 60 over years ago. Since then, they have erected new branches at Lot 10 Hutong (lower ground floor) and Damansara Uptown.
The porridge is freshly cooked in huge steel pots early in the morning, and then separated into smaller pots to be mixed with the ingredients of choice upon serving. The porridge comes in a choice of raw fish (RM5.50), cooked fish (RM5), pork meatballs (RM5), pork innards (chup chap) RM5, shredded chicken (RM5), century egg (RM5), or any combination of the ingredients above (RM6.50).
We started off with some curry chee cheong fun with pork. This is one of the only places I know that serves pork curry. It certainly was different to that usual beef/mutton/chicken/fish curry.
The porridge was smooth with that nice and almost perfect consistency. I'm not sure if the porridge was blended to achieve such a texture. Some people prefer to taste the soft diluted rice lumps in their porridge but I prefer it this way.
We also requested to try the century egg and chicken porridge.
My conclusion, this place is definitely a good place for porridge lovers. I'm not really a big fan of porridge myself, but I must say I sort of enjoyed the raw fish porridge at Hon Kee Restaurant.
Special thanks to Eric Wong for the invite!
Restaurant rating: 7/10
Pricing: About RM12 per person
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Hon Kee Restaurant
No71, Jalan SS21/1A,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Telephone number: 012-2380362