This is a slightly under-the-radar stall (at least on the social media sphere), but don’t be deceived as this Hainanese porridge stall attracts a constant crowd and often sold out way before closing time of 2pm.
This stall within a kopitiam at Veerasamy Road (near Jalan Besar) starts operations at 6:45am.
What you can expect is Hainanese style of porridge, which is of a thicker and grainier texture than Cantonese style which is cooked till very smooth. (Another famous Hainanese porridge is Soon Lee Hainanese Porridge at Blk 448 Clementi Food Centre.)
Over at Johor Road Boon Kee Pork Porridge, the basic bowl starts with $3, and there are various options such as pork, chicken, sliced fish, cuttlefish, or a combination of the ingredients.
Additional egg or century egg cost $0.50 extra, and I would reckon it is worthwhile to add both.
If you come during the weekends or peak hours, you may have to wait say 20 to 30 minutes or even longer. But at least you are seated down waiting, and not in a hot, stuffy line.
Get your number in the form of a casino chip, and look out for that number on the LED screen.
Rest assured this is a nourishing, filling, belly-warming bowl, and you would find the texture much-thicker than the usual ones.
The grains are still slightly distinguishable, but yet it is overly still smooth.
The winning point are the tender pieces of pork without a strong ‘porky’ smell.
Also, the servings of chopped spring onions, preserved tong chye and shallot oil provide a more flavourful and aromatic mix.
Johor Road Boon Kee Pork Porridge
638 Veerasamy Road, Singapore 200638
Tel: +65 6296 9100
Opening Hours: 6:45am – 2pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
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