10 must-try porridge places in KL & Selangor when you’re down with the flu

You know you’ve lived a memorable childhood if you used to have porridge. Be it with a simple fried egg or some salted egg, they all taste wonderful. Plus, porridge was a warm companion especially when you were down with a fever or cold.

I’m sure we would do anything to reminisce about those days again, so are 10 good porridge places in KL & Selangor to satisfy your craving, especially when you’re there feeling under the weather.

1. Kenny’s Food Cart

Kennys Food Cart - restaurant

Kenny’s Food Cart is definitely my go-to porridge place when it comes to enjoying a good bowl of hearty porridge. Located at Aman Suria, Kenny’s Food Cart serves porridge, noodles and rice.

Kennys food cart - porridge

You have to try the Signature Teng Chai Chuk Porridge (RM10.50)— a bowl of steaming congee artfully decorated with anchovies, peanuts, sliced century egg, crispy vermicelli, sliced fried fish paste and chopped spring onions. Check out our full review here to find out more about Kenny’s Food Cart!

K-G-11, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
+603 7497 2199
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 9pm
Closed on Sun
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2. Hon Kee Porridge

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Famous for their porridge, Hon Kee Porridge has been around at Petaling Street since 1949. One of their most popular items is the Raw Snakehead Fish Porridge (RM9), which is piping hot enough for you to ‘cook’ raw fish slices in while you eat.

hon kee - fish and innards porridge

I’d personally recommend the Pork Innards Porridge (RM8) if you prefer the combination of soft porridge and salty, crispy pork meat. Check out our full review here to find out more about Hon Kee Porridge.

93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+601 6666 0603
Daily: 5am – 2.30pm

3. Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge

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Much like the name suggests, Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge offers a hearty bowl of porridge with frog. Originally from Singapore, they have chain restaurants in other countries like Indonesia, China and Taiwan as well.

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You can have your frog in three different ways: Claypot Dried Chilli Frog, Claypot Spring Onion Frog, or Shi Sheng Claypot Frog Porridge. One frog for your Claypot Dried Chilli Frog will cost you a rather steep RM16 with a side of porridge (RM4.50). Check out our review here to find out more about Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge.

10, Jalan SS 2/61, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
+603 7874 1233
Tue to Sun: 5pm – 4am 
Closed on Mon

4. Low Yau Kee Porridge

Low Yau Kee - stall

Another famous porridge place is Lao Yau Kee Porridge, which has been around for five decades. In fact, it was once located at Medan Pasar many years back. Now, the owners of Loa Yau Kee have made a strategic alliance with the famous Soong Kee Beef Noodles by sharing its premises.

Low Yau Kee - porridge

You can have your plain porridge with a variety of side dishes: Steamed Chicken, Pork Intestines, Fresh Raw Fish or Pork Intestines. If you have space in your tummy, give the beef noodles a slurp— it’s so good!

92, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+603 2078 1484
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
Closed on Sun

5. Taiping Seafood Porridge

Taiping Seafood Porridge - restaurant

Featuring Matang-style seafood porridge, Taiping Seafood Porridge in Puchong is run by the Beh family, who come from the fishing village of Matang, Perak. Back in their hometown, customers would flock to the village to get a taste of their famous seafood porridge, made with the freshest catch.

Taiping Seafood Porridge

There are various kinds of porridge to choose from, including the Seafood Porridge (from RM30 up to RM282), which comes with fish, prawns, cuttlefish, fish balls, and minced meat. If you’re feeling like indulging in a fancier meal, you can go for the Four Treasure Porridge (from RM39 to RM372) with fish, prawns, cuttlefish, and crab.

35-G, Jalan Puteri 4/7a, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
+603 5892 4821
Daily: 10am – 9pm

6. Hoong Kee Seafood Porridge

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Hoong Kee Seafood Porridge first opened in 1990, and operated at PJ New Town’s Kam Heong Coffee Shop, before closing for business in 2011. Last year, the family-run business decided to begin serving their famous porridge again, right from their home at Overseas Union Garden.

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Available via delivery, customers are encouraged to pre-order ahead of time as some orders have limited quantities available. The best thing to order is their Mix All Seafood Porridge (RM23), which includes grouper fish slices, prawns, dried scallops, and lala.

Overseas Union Garden, 17, Jalan Awan Merah, Taman Yarl, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+601 13690 6230
Wed to Sun: 11am – 8pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
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7. Ipoh Road Porridge Stall

Ipoh Road Porridge Stall - stall

In the evening, you’ll see a snaking queue of people waiting by the roadside at Ipoh Road Porridge Stall. Their menu at this porridge place is straight to the point, with no frills, only offering either Chicken or Pork Porridge (RM7).

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Order yourself a plate of their nicely-seasoned and tender steamed chicken to further elevate the meal. End it off on a sweet note with their red bean soup.

Jln Sultan Azlan Shah, Taman Million, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+603 4041 3128
Mon to Sat: 4.30pm – 9pm 
Closed on Sun

8. Pan Heong Restaurant

Pan Heong Restaurant - restaurant

If you have the patience to queue, head over to Pan Heong Restaurant which is supposedly one of the best restaurants in Batu Caves. A little heads up— do come early on weekends or public holidays or you’ll have to register your name with the number of pax and wait for your turn for tables.

Pan Heong Restaurant - dishes

This porridge place boasts wall photos of visiting celebrities and politicians throughout the years. A must order here is the Fish Slice Porridge (RM13) which comes with the signature slow-cooked porridge and fresh fish fillets. Definitely not one to be missed!

2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2, Medan Batu Caves, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
+603 6187 7430
Daily: 8am – 3.15pm
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9. Matang Seafood Puchong Branch

Matang Seafood Puchong Branch - restaurant

Would you travel to Puchong for porridge? Before you groan at the thought of the distance and traffic, it’s for Matang-style seafood porridge. Walk into the Matang Seafood Puchong Branch and you’ll find each table has a large claypot of seafood porridge.

Matang Seafood Puchong Branch - porridge

The must-try dish here is the Claypot Seafood Porridge. Trust me, it’s worth it.

11-01, Jalan Kenari 17f, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
+603 8071 7830
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm

10. Tasty Porridge

Tasty Porridge - restaurant

The name does say it all— “Tasty Porridge” is not some sales gimmick. It does truly live up to its name. Serving Cantonese style porridge since 2012, Tasty Porridge is known for their thick, creamy, and silky porridge.

Tasty Porridge - dish

They serve a variety of porridge: Mushroom Chicken Porridge (RM12.80), Innards Porridge (RM12.50), and Frog Porridge (RM12.80). If you like a bit more variety, you can also opt to have some dishes to follow such as the Deep-Fried Dough Stick (RM2.65), Braised Pork with Salted Vegetables (RM25) or the Spicy Soy Sauce Pork Belly (RM17.90).

51, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
+603 7865 3669
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
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