Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Frog Porridge @ Geylang Lorong 9, Singapore


visiting the infamous geylang lorong 9 at 3am in the morning


While I like travelling, one thing I absolutely hate is the time wasted on flights. Especially flights to the USA, where it seems to take forever and ever before I reach my destination. This time round, I did manage to catch loads of movies on the flight though - made up for my lack of movie watching, since I have been busy with work.


the streets were bustling with activity...

Another must-have to combat the dismal flight menus is to try and search for hot food to warm my tummy especially after a long flight. Usually it is a hot bowl of udon or ramen at Narita Airport, but this round I decided to be very adventurous and venture out to the streets of Singapore, very early in the morning. A bit crazy, I know but weirdly enough, I felt kinda safe even though I was right smack in the centre of sin i.e. the red light district of Geylang.


something hot to warm my tummy after a long flight

The porridge at Lorong 9 Geylang, came highly recommended and since I had loads of time to kill, I decided to wander around this area. Not sure what it is about these flesh trade places, but great eating places also seem to converge around the same area (for example Jalan Alor in Kuala Lumpur). I guess you can say, this a one stop place for sinful pleasures....

Food came quickly once I ordered since not many people were around. Portions are not big (quite tiny compared to KL) but tastewise, not bad especially since I was starving. The kungpo sauce was pleasantly fiery, while the frog legs were tender. I liked the thick and smooth porridge served with it and scraped my claypot clean from all its thick brown sauce. Not sure why, but porridge in Singapore always taste better than KL porridge.

After my meal, I did a little walkabout around the area, making sure I avoided the even number roads as that is where the brothels were located (from what I heard!). Saw lots of eating places around the lanes that looked like economy rice places with trays and trays of food laid out to be selected. I wanted to wander more, but decided not to push my luck, so I hailed a cab to get back to the airport, feeling very satisfied from my early brekkie.

Frog Porridge Stall
New Lai Lai Hong Yun Coffeeshop
Lorong 9, Geylang
Singapore

Open: 11.45am to 3.45am

(Non Halal. Stall is located in a coffeeshop which also sells ochien and other items. Opposite it is the fried beef noodles shop.)


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15 comments:

Penang Tua Pui said...

frog porridge is my favourite food.... i love frog... either cook together with porridge or kong pou...

but my wife definitely will jump 10 feet away if there is a frog dish on the table....

She always scold me, how i can put so "geli" stuff into my mouth...

hee hee

Precious Pea said...

Wah...that must be your best meal in days?? Hahaha. Well...never tasted Sg porridge before though, could it be the quality of the rice that makes the difference?

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow... this is one area I would love to drop by as I had known some Penang chefs who were invited to do some franchising there. Isn't it wonderful to have a 24-hours food chain down there?

By the way, I was also cooking porridge yesterday. :P

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

CUMI & CIKI said...

very adventurous indeed :D

izwan71 said...

Hi Boo_licious. What a yummy blog. I'm Izwan71 from the NST. I've sent you an e-mail to your Yahoo account, hope you can check. Thanks and have a good day.

ybother said...

Hi I have linked to your review on my website , NearDeals.com. Every
submitted story is tagged with location so people can search for
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chenboon said...

Now only I know that Geylang have such a nice porridge ah... Next trip to Singapore can try this.

You attended MIGF media launching this morning?

boo_licious said...

penang tua pui - LOL abt your wife, never mind she just don't know what she is missing.

precious pea - I reckon the rice is the key, as chicken rice also tastes better in Spore!

criz - cool! porridge is just such great comfort food.

cumi & ciki - yeah, esp with all my travel docs with me...

izwan - thxs for the email

thxs ybother.

chenboon - very famous place. Nope, didn't go! I'm saving monies for the dinners though...

New Kid on the Blog said...

compared to jalan alor frog porridge, which is better???

mimid3vils said...

I know this restaurant quite famous, featured in TV a few times ~~ They killed a few hundred of frogs per day :P

The Gluttonous Animalia said...

There are alot of other good food around Geylang area although i have to admit that it's dependent on individual taste buds.

My personal fav would be the dim sum place (Wan To Sek i think), e Beef Hor Fun, the Smelly Tofu and of course, the numerous durian stalls. yum!!!

There are apparently otherslike satay, a tze char stall, hokkien mee etc, although they tend to be located in different coffee shops; i am too lazy to try out most of them. :P

boo_licious said...

new kid on the blog - the jln alor one, frankly has dropped in std. Other places much better than it.

mimi - oooh, didn't know that! Thxs for the tip.

gluttonous - thxs for the tips. I tried to look for that dim sum place but failed, guess I wasn't looking hard enuf.

boo_licious said...
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boo_licious said...

new kid on the blog - the jln alor one, frankly has dropped in std. Other places much better than it.

mimi - oooh, didn't know that! Thxs for the tip.

gluttonous - thxs for the tips. I tried to look for that dim sum place but failed, guess I wasn't looking hard enuf.

Jackson said...

i heard of this place before too!!! My Singapore friend strongly recommend them

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