Friday, September 25, 2009

Porridge @ Low Yau Kee, Jalan Tun Siew Sin, Kuala Lumpur


stacks of raw fish (wan yue) slices ready to be dunked in hot porridge

One often seem to gravitate to the old & familiar nowadays, probably due to the huge comfort factors they deliver. Somehow, those new and glittery food outlets may look great on the outside but when it hits the tummy (where it matters most!) - it's just downhill all the way.

cholestrol bad but damn tasty chee chap chok (pork intestines porridge)

Eateries like Low Yau Kee that boast a 40 year plus legacy of churning out silky smooth porridge and poached chicken just hit the jackpot (and tummy) more often vs these new contenders. Once thought to be lost and gone with the wind, this roadside stall returned to business, beginning this year with a couple of tweaks and improvements, which I absolutely love.

1. Smooth as the baby's bottom, 2. old is gold here, 3. chunky & homemade tasting minced pork balls, 4. everything's prepped up to go

For a longest time ever, eating at this stall meant you had to dine al-fresco - on the sidewalk with the rain pounding on one side and smokey buses (where's RTD when you need them?) zooming past with horns blaring. Some claimed that's part of the old world charm of this stall, with the buses adding a touch of carbon to your food that made it tastier. For me, I reckon I can do without all these, "added charms" !!

smooth chicken with a bite to it

Hence I was so happy to discover they now share the same premises with Soong Kee. This means, you can dine in the relative comfort of an air-conditioned building (far far away from the rainstorms and carbon!). Best of all, you get two meals for one, since you can also indulge in Soong Kee's famous springy beef ball noodles (sadly not as tasty compared to before but at least the MSG levels have dropped to healthier levels).

So what are you waiting for - just jump into the car and indulge in one of the smoothest ever & tummy warming porridge in town coupled with the incredibly good poached chicken. Or go for the sinfully good (but cholestrol unkind) deep fried intestines with the chunky minced pork balls. If you're looking for a healthier alternative, zoom in on the raw fish slices you mix with your hot porridge to cook them. There's still one problem though - no parking near the stall, but then I guess no one's perfect, right?

Low Yau Kee Porridge
In front of Soong Kee Restaurant
3, Jln Tun Tan Siew Sin (Off Jln Silang)
Kuala Lumpur

Non Halal. Open from 5 to 9pm. Closed on Sundays. For the previous write-up, click this link.

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

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17 comments:

foodbin said...

one of best place for porridge and the chicken meat are soooooo smooth.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sigh..car park car park..where to find car park?

the beef noodles are opened in the day though rite?

boo_licious said...

foodbin - yup, super smooth! What I love abt his chicken is it is smooth but not mushy like some other places I have tried.

Joe - dare we say it, park illegally? Yup, beef noodles open the whole day but the porridge stall opens at nite.

UnkaLeong said...

Old comforting favourites indeed :) since becks is down ill and all she should be eating at this time is porridge, me thinks will be visiting them very, very soon ;)

Tummythoz said...

So limited curb space to park. *sigh*

sc said...

i love the ultra smooth porridge here. so delicious! and the poached chicken too! thanks for reminder, been ages since i ate there.. time for a revisit :)

J2Kfm said...

oh no wonder i that day i was slurping on those beef noodles, and most people were ordering porridge from this stall.
din know it was famous though.
the beef noodles was not as good.
i kinda like Shin Kee on the main road.

thule a.k.a leo said...

normally I don't go downtown at those hours due to the unpredictable traffic condition.
but then a good porridge is hard to find especially in KL. maybe it worths a visit

Patrick the Pup said...

this porridge is damn good...best chu charp juk

Qistina said...

boo_licious! i'd like to send you an email, but i can't find your email on your blog.
thank you!

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thenomadGourmand said...

Hehe.. Unka said it all.

k.t.x said...

hi KY! this LYK is a gem. i dropped only last week, but they hv run outta ingredients. great re-feature! m going there tonite!

eiling lim said...

I'll really love to eat the fried pork intestine porridge now! it's so tempting and the best porridge is of course the non halal ones!

~Christine~Leng said...

u're making me crave for a bowl of this! but I have no odea how to get there ;P oops... have to google map it first. :)

Borneoboy said...

So much food ! Where do I start ?

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