Monday, December 18, 2006

Teochew Porridge @ Restoran Teochew, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur



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.

Restoran Teochew
274 & 276, Changkat Thambi Dollah
Off Jalan Pudu
Kuala Lumpur

(Opened from 10.30 am to 4.30 am)

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19 comments:

flymeng said...

I like Teochew porridge with all the side dishes (salted duck egg and ham choy). One problem is that you have to eat a lot to be satisfied and you end up going to the bathroom. I read in 'The Star' about the Chinese gangs terrorizing the place. It is just too bad for people trying to make an honest living. WOW! It is open till 4:30AM. What time do you sleep? Thanks for the post.

Fulltime Mom said...

I wish there was a halal version of Teochew porridge. The ham choy sure sounds good.

Anonymous said...

wow....da clams look so yummy yummy! hmmm i wonder if this place is better than da teocheow porridge @ ss2?

Anonymous said...

used 2 frequent this place, very easy food for almost drunk happy people, but now how come got Mat Pollige where they come from ?

( btw the East Coast Malay mixed rice in Subang N/V featured in my earlier post is open a hardworking 7 days a week 3 meals a day...BION !)

swee said...

ah, i think i've been to this one before .. they still have alot of customers despite wheee hours in the morning.
Braised intestine.. ham choi, all the very chinese stuffs.. mmm i miss 'em

Chris said...

mamamia, the 'lala' is driving me crazy

Anonymous said...

I visited that restaurant 2 years back but i remember i had something which doesn't taste good! But i can't remember what i ordered...

Honey Star said...

I missed that Ho Chiak show, is the Desa Aman Teochew Porridge the stall near by the road side? I heard that they moved into a shoplot now...

We used to stay in Desa Aman last time and makan at that Teochew Porridge place at least 2-3 times a month. I love the braised duck and pork and the ham choy! YUM.

babe_kl said...

like flymeng, i read about the gangster bit too, i hope they're gone by now. this place no doubt not bad but its pretty pricy.

managed to catch the bit about desa aman's place which looked kinda nice. i wanna try their duck. my friend took me to this place around khoo teik ee's flats (near soo kee) which is not bad too.

boo_licious said...

flymeng - wow, didn't know the news abt the gangs travelled so far. Yeah, must eat a lot if u're a big eater.

fulltime mom - I think only solution is to cook it yourself or else it's difficult to find halal ones. You should try the halal dim sum at China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre - very nice stuff.

meiyen - dunno, have never eaten the one in SS2. Usually we eat at the Sec 17 one or the Seapark Mkt one.

tonixe - what happened to BSG? Yeah, this is everyone's fav hangout at nite. Thxs for the tip on the Malay rice.

swee - yeah, definitely things u can't get in Sydney. Still remember eating porridge at Sydney's Chinatown but it's HK style.

chris - yes, I zoomed in on the lala straight away. Sadly we didn't try any.

jackson - LOL, u're getting old.

honeystar - it looked like a huge shophouse packed with people. No idea where to go but it looked interesting.

babe - yeah, but lost in cheras so must look for map to get there.

babe_kl said...

sei ler din managed get the desa aman address... dunno how to get there even though i roughly knew where is desa aman haha

Anonymous said...

Hi ... wanna try the DESA AMAN together ah ?? and ask babe_KL join also le ...

i did watchthe HO Chiak show also .. but the prise abit high for Teochew Porridge .. but still wanan try once .. hi what do you think ah ?

Anonymous said...

boo_licious shall we go and try the DEsa aman Teochew Porridge togtether and ask babe_KL join also ah ?

even the prise is a bit high for the Teochew Porridge but still thinking to try once le .. what do you think ??

hi babe_KL even i also don't get the add but i guess it will not hard to find since the place is not big le !

Anonymous said...

hmm, dunno lah, somehow me and teochew porridge dont click. firstly, i dont like the ricey texture, (i like the cantonese ones, which is smooth), and eating all that dishes with it.....also, of course, it reminds me of being sick, ie, when sick must eat porridge. does anyone know where the word CONGEE came from?

boo_licious said...

babe - yeah, not sure where. Must go and ask around.

bearyip - sounds like a great idea.

fatboybakes - strange as the Cantonese type reminds me more of being sick as that's what my mum cooks for us vs teochew type. I guess each person has different food memories.

Anonymous said...

I think they moved into the shoplots (in the desa aman flats) Its just next to the Cheras Kelana Jaya Seafood. (Before reaching Leisure Mall)

I'll go investigate to see if its still at the Desa Aman flats. Will confrim with ya.

Anonymous said...

I think they moved into the shoplots (in the desa aman flats) Its just next to the Cheras Kelana Jaya Seafood. (Before reaching Leisure Mall)

I'll go investigate to see if its still at the Desa Aman flats. Will confrim with ya.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, just had dinner at the Teo Chew Porridge place. Its at the Desa Aman Flats. Look out for the Cheras Kelana Jaya Seafood. The Desa Aman flats is just next to it.

From the roadside you can see Hoo Yee Restaurant, the Teo Chew Porridge is just at the other end of the flats.

boo_licious said...

Thxs HoneyStar for the tip! Sounds like we must make a trip there.

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