As I’m writing this post, it’s raining heavily outside. In fact, it has been raining for the past 4 hours or so, making me shiver every time the wind blows. At times like this, a bowl of steaming hot porridge is the answer to my woes. Ah, how I crave for a bowl right now! Recently, a new row of shops have mushroomed in Sri Petaling, giving me more choices for lunch! I was delighted to see many newcomers in town, including Pappa Rich, Padi House, Jojo’s Little Kitchen, Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh and, the one I went to, Contented Porridge Restaurant. Situated amidst a row of restaurants, Contented Porridge Restaurant wouldn’t be my first choice for lunch if not for the fact that all the other restaurants were still under renovation. Still, I was open to the idea of exploring new places and this new restaurant looked promising and clean.
Clean and simple interior
Note: Pictures taken with iPhone 3Gs
The five of us went in and placed orders based on recommendations.
Bowls for 5
Home made fu chuk barley
We had a pot of Plain Porridge, which was to complement the claypot pork belly that would arrive later. I love porridge in claypot because it would remain steaming hot for a long time! The porridge here was a little bit on the watery side, but flavourful and delicious. Even though the pot for one person was huge, the watery texture would mean that you’d feel full but only for a short period of time.
Plain Porridge (RM3.50)
Mixed with soy sauce
The Claypot Pork Belly arrived next, also piping hot and very fragrant. These were moreish and a tad salty, so you’d have to eat them with the porridge. Even though I loved the taste of this, I would prefer it if the meat used was less fatty.
Claypot Pork Belly (RM14)
Tasty and fatty pork slices
Next was claypot of Frog Porridge! I first had my taste of frog porridge in Geylang Singapore, and never forget it since. But the frog porridge here was served a little different in that the frog meat was submerged within the porridge. The porridge base was essentially the same as the plain porridge, but there were plenty of frog meat within.
Frog porridge (RM11)
The frog meat was meaty, smooth and tender, blended very well with the piping hot porridge. It’s definitely comfort food during cold and rainy days.
Frog meat in the Porridge
Of course, I love having Chinese Crullers (You Tiao) with porridge. Or should I just say, I love having Chinese Crullers, period.
You Tiao/Chinese Crullers (RM1.50)
Last but not least, under heavy recommendation from the lady boss, we had a pot of Signature Seafood Porridge which was big enough to serve 2-3 persons. Priced at a rather hefty price tag of RM40, this pot came with a myriad of seafood including crab, fish fillet and huge prawns.
Signature Seafood Porridge (RM40)
I didn’t have a taste of the crab but the fish fillet was indeed fresh and smooth. I spotted two relatively huge prawns, also fresh and succulent. The combination of all the seafood, especially the crabs, gave the porridge a really sweet and delicious finish. Needless to say, it was the most popular pot among all.
Fresh fish fillet
My bowl of goodness
The 5 of us finished up 3 pots of porridge, heaving a sigh of satisfaction. Sure enough, we left feeling contented. If the weather like this continues during lunch, I might just come here again for my porridge fix!
Meal for 5 persons
Contented Porridge Restaurant
Verdict: Nice place to go during cold and rainy days for something nice to warm up the tummy, though porridge is a little on the watery side.
Contented Porridge Restaurant (new row of shops next to New Lucky Restaurant)
No. 45, Jalan Radin Bagus,
57000 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel. no: +6012-222 7536 (Jeffrey)