The best thing about living in Singapore is the plethora of different cuisines at drastically varying price points that always leave us spoilt for choice no matter the occasion. However, despite all that variety, sometimes all we really want to tuck into is a warm, comforting bowl of porridge that’s easy on the palate.
One of our favourite places to get a solid bowl of porridge is Xiang Ji Porridge at Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre. On top of nailing the flavours of a seemingly simple dish, they don’t hold back when it comes to ingredients — each and every bowl never fails to be filled to the brim with goodies such as pork slices, pork balls and century egg.
All the bowls of porridge here cost no more than S$3.50, which is incredibly value-for-money given how generous they are with the portions. If you’re feeling a little more peckish, you can also opt to add ingredients for S$1 or add an egg or century egg for S$0.50.
Our favourite is the Century Egg & Pork Porridge (S$3.50) and we always like to add an egg (S$0.50) with ours. Break in the egg and give the porridge a good stir to get a creamier texture; it just tastes much better that way!
Smooth and incredibly silky, the porridge here boasts a texture that comes thick and slightly gooey–one that can only be achieved after hours of boiling. Its potent flavour which is further enhanced by the nuances of fresh ginger, sesame oil and scallions.
Every spoonful of porridge also comes laden with bits of tender sliced pork, juicy meatballs and the pieces of century egg gives the porridge plenty of texture and bite.
We thoroughly enjoyed their porridge and it is quite possibly one of our favourite stalls in Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre.
So, if you’re hankering for some soul-comforting bowls of porridge that remind you of what your grandma used to make for you, this is the number one place that you should check out!
Xiang Ji Porridge
11 Telok Blangah Crescent
Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre, #01-98
Tel: +65 6225 5632
Daily: 6am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Telok Blangah