Famous for its fresh sliced fish porridge, I have first visited Hon Kee Porridge early this year at its Damansara Uptown branch. Fast forward half a year later, so many new branches have mushroomed until one of them is just nearby my area! Last weekend, Saucer and I visited this porridge place with his mom. The restaurant was decorated and designed to be similar to the other branches, so it gave me a sense of familiarity. Look for the cute old lady holding a bowl of porridge on the wall.
Hon Kee Porridge since 1949
Interior of the restaurant
Over the years, Hon Kee Porridge has appeared in numerous press, as evident from the wall.
Press clippings decorating the wall
That night, we started with a plate of Choy Sum vegetables, blanched and topped with oyster sauce and fried shallots. Vegetables were fresh and young, fragrant with the generous amount of shallots on top.
Choy Sum (RM5)
Since the porridge comes in huge bowls, we only ordered 2 sets to be shared among the 3 of us.
Their porridge is as good as I remember it to be – smooth, not overly thick or diluted and most importantly, delicious! In fact, it’s good enough to be eaten on its own, or with a plate of You Tiao (Chinese crullers).
Smooth and comforting
Of course, eating porridge in Hon Kee wouldn’t be complete without their signature Fresh Sliced Fish porridge, which came with a plate of freshly sliced raw fish on a separate plate.
Raw fish porridge (RM5.50)
The beauty of this dish is how fresh the fish slices were! You could smell the raw fish and you wouldn’t find anything fishy with it (pun not intended). The slices were pink and slightly translucent, the sign of fresh fish.
Fresh fish slices to be dipped into the porridge
Dip the fish slices into the steaming hot porridge to get the best out of them! It’s also fun to know that you get to ‘cook’ the fish slices according to your liking. Some may like it rare, some well-cooked, or in other cases, medium. Whatever it is, the fish was smooth and firm, perfect to go with porridge.
‘Cook’ it to your liking
The second set of porridge came with a plate of Steamed Chicken. I was delighted to find that they gave us the chicken drumstick, which I like! The drumstick was surprisingly quite sizable with plenty of meat. The meat was smooth, tender and easy to fall off the bones. Definitely reminded me of the steamed chicken from Ipoh.
Steamed Chicken + porridge set (RM7.90)
Last but not least, a Claypot of Spring Onion Frog to be shared. The small portion was just enough for one person, probably 2 if they’re small eaters, to be honest. The frog used was quite small, and the amount of meat found was not that much too. Nonetheless, the gravy was flavourful and aromatic from the spring onion, and the frog meat was tender and succulent.
Claypot Spring Onion Frog (RM12)
We enjoyed the simple fuss-free meal here, especially at night. With this relatively new outlet in Puchong, no reasons for me not to return for more! Check out their other branches below:
Hon Kee Porridge Outlets
Hon Kee Porridge (Puchong)
Hon Kee Porridge
No. 52, Jalan Puteri 2/4,
Contact no.: +6012-2380362/ +6019-9824328
Business Hours: Mon – Fri (8am – 10pm), Sat & Sun (7am – 10pm)