I was curious about this stall at Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre which opens only two days a week – Saturdays and Sundays.
However, there were some weekends I visited and the stall was also closed (a gentle note to check their Facebook for updates.)
Wah Yuen Porridge is a modest-looking porridge stall with polite stallholders. Do not let the nondescript storefront fool you. This stall has many diners that love its silky-smooth porridge.
Helmed by second generation hawkers, the Cantonese-style porridge stall moved several places from 51 Neil Road, to Amara Shopping Centre, to its current location at Telok Blangah Drive (not to be confused with nearby Telok Blangah Crescent).
The hawkers are semi-retired who spend their weekdays taking care of their grandchildren, which explains the shorter operational hours.
And so finally I found it opened. There are items of Fish & Cuttlefish Congee ($5), Meatball Congee ($3), Shredded Chicken Congee ($3), Century Egg Congee ($3), Meatball Peanut Congee ($3), to Sliced Fish Congee ($4).
The owners are extremely hygiene conscious, placing a piece of tissue paper beneath each congee. I also found that it made it easier for carrying as the bowl didn’t move around.
I loved the consistency of the congee, smooth, semi-thick and still silky.
It was dressed with light soy sauce and fragrant sesame oil, with the base prepared from a chicken bone broth. Therefore, you may find the overall flavours on the light side.
Tip: I used some of the premium soy sauce from the Steamed Chicken to drizzle over – just a little.
The meatball is handmade by its stall owners, is the must-have ingredient.
If you like an all-in-one bowl, get the Mandarin Congee ($5) which is similar to the Hong Kong style ting zai congee which comes with intestines, liver, cuttlefish, century egg and peanuts.
You can order a plate of Steamed Chicken ($4, $8, $10, $12, $16, $20) as a side; they used to serve Chicken Rice but not anymore.
I enjoyed the succulent flesh but wished it was overall not too bony. The garlic chilli sauce with a tad of tanginess helped give a lift.
It is only open on weekends. Take it as a well-deserved treat for waking up early.
Wah Yuen Porridge
Telok Blangah Food Centre #01-12, 79 Telok Blangah Drive, Singapore 100079
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 2pm (Sat, Sun), Closed Mon – Fri
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