Last weekend was lots of Christmas shopping and the malls were of course, packed with people. Luckily we managed to avoid most of the crowds. I did manage to get home early last night and caught Ho Chiak's episode where they featured Hon Kee's porridge and Teochew porridge in Taman Desa Aman, Cheras.
This got me thinking of Teochew porridge we had sometime back in Pudu hence I dug out the pictures from my archive. This place is quite famous among KL-lites as it's open till the early hours in the morning and perfect for a quick meal especially after a night of partying.
They serve lots and lots of varieties that you'll have a hard time choosing from the counter what you want to eat. I spied two unusual items which you don't usually get in a Teochew porridge place, this kerabu chicken feet. Made from the gelatinous chicken feet skin only, it's crunchy and spicy from the chilli sauce they use.
Another favourite of mine are the clams cooked in a bit of sauce, this sweet tasting dish always goes well with the plain Teochew porridge.
We ordered the basic items you usually eat in a typical Teochew place which are usually braised in the distinct soy sauce gravy. You get braised duck (a must have in Teochew porridge), braised intestines, braised tofu and even the hard boiled eggs are braised in the soy sauce for additional flavour. Other must haves are the salted vegetables (ham choy in cantonese) and the salted eggs. These all combine to add flavour to the plain tasting Teochew porridge and makes quite a substantial meal.
This may not be the best in town but it's definitely a satisfying meal especially late at night after drinking and dancing away at the clubs. Sadly I recently read in the papers, this area has been besieged with youths who hang out here terrorising people. There has been calls for better police prescence at this area to prevent any fights and etc. Not sure if it has worked but if you plan to visit this area at night, be cautious. Alternatively, visit this place in the daytime for lunch instead.
274 & 276, Changkat Thambi Dollah
Off Jalan Pudu
(Opened from 10.30 am to 4.30 am)