Best porridge in KL – Famous Hon Kee Porridge (Non-Halal)

Famous Hon Kee Porridge

This morning i suddenly thought of Famous Hon Kee Porridge that my parents use to bring me as a little boy. So this is how this makan post came about. Located opposite Hong Leong Bank at “Ceci Kai” or now renamed to Jalan Hang Lekir (off Petaling Street), is founded in 1959. Hon Kee is now operated by Vivian, a 3rd generation in the business.

Hon Kee Porridge with Zha Cheong
Hon Kee Porridge with Zha Cheong

I like coming to Hon kee in the morning for the whole sensory experience. The rugged atmosphere of Chinatown, the scent of great variety of food & the street lights really adds up to a MUST TRY experience.ย  As I watch the hawkers and businesses set up (while most is still asleep)ย  really make me feel like I am ahead of the world???

As the name suggest, Hon Kee specializes in Porridge. They serve a variety including Chicken Porridge, Fish Poridge, Preserved Egg Porridge, Pork Innards, Pork Metballs porridge and their very famous Raw Fish Porridge (Sang Yue Chook). The porridge is of a smooth texture variety and not the Teochew rice base type.

Raw fish Slice
Raw fish Slice

The raw fish slicesย  are typically served separately on a dish and will be cooked just right by the heat of the porridge as you dipped it in.

Another one of my favorite condiment would be the fried Pig intestine or “zha cheong” . Although it may sound like something you eat to go through Fear Factor Challenges, it is one of the most sought after condiments.

It's very fragrant and adds a new dimension to the otherwise smooth & silky texture that you will slurp rather than chew.

Hon kee opens at 4.30am till 2.00pm daily. Perfect breakfast for the early risers orย  late supper for the after party clubbers!

VERDICT: Must TRY! Bring me along ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 thoughts on “Best porridge in KL – Famous Hon Kee Porridge (Non-Halal)”

  1. I hink you mean Yue Sang porridge. Sang Yue is a species of fish that can be used to make porridge as well – although people mostly use it as a tonic for healing wounds/bruises, etc..

  2. Hey Rambling Mind,

    Actually Sang Yue refers to river carp. Yue Sang normally refers to sashimi. Anyway raw river carp also qualify as yu sang, just that the cantonese dont typically call it yue sang chook? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gyus, Hon Kee porridge is now also available at Uptown and Lot 10 Hutong food court too ๐Ÿ˜€ The one in uptown opens from 7am – 10pm and the Lot 10 one will follow the mall hours.

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