WHEN I used to be pondering of a dish that resonates effectively with me for this column, photographs of scorching soothing rice porridge got here to thoughts.
The truth that I used to be feeling beneath the climate might need contributed to my longing for porridge.
I discover rice porridge comforting however there are condiments which can be must-haves when inserting an order for this dish together with sesame sauce and soy sauce.
Listed here are 5 stalls and eating places that I go to when in want of rice porridge.
Grasp Rooster Porridge
43, Jalan PUJ 3/2, Taman Puncak Jalil, Seri Kembangan, Selangor. Enterprise hours: 10am to 10pm. Closed each Friday.
That is my neighbourhood porridge stall and for sure it’s my go-to porridge place.
What I like about this place is that it gives choices in its rice porridge as there’s a plain and spicy model.
Since I’ve a liking for spicy meals, I opted for the latter.
For RM5.50, a easy meal of porridge might be satisfying with condiments resembling shredded rooster, fried onion, white pepper, sesame oil, parsley and spring onion.
The porridge texture is moderately thick with vibrant crimson chilli flakes dotting the white boiled-down rice.
The spiciness of the flakes, to me, was considerably delicate.
It was however satisfying as this explicit rooster rice porridge stuffed me up instantly.
OtakKing@The H Hartamas
Jalan Sri Hartamas 22, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Enterprise hours: 6pm to 2am, every day.
This restaurant is thought for its grilled fish cake higher recognized domestically as otak-otak.
Whereas queueing up and ready to position my order, I heard many shoppers asking for rooster rice porridge.
I positioned an order for myself and it proved to be a clever resolution.
Priced at RM10, the bowl was stuffed with condiments resembling shredded rooster, salted egg, peanut and spring onion topped with sambal kicap and sesame oil.
I had the prospect to speak to the enterprise proprietor and he or she stated that the do-it-yourself Johor sambal kicap berapi and peanut had been elements that gave the dish its distinctness.
To me, the rooster rice porridge was distinctive with beneficiant quantities of condiments.
As a result of it was that good, I forgot to pair my rooster rice porridge with the famed otak-otak.
Seems to be like a return go to is a should.
Pak Li Kopitiam
42, Jalan Kristal K7/Ok, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor. Enterprise hours: 8am to midnight, every day.
After I exchanged notes with some pals on locations serving good porridge, many advised the rooster rice porridge at Pak Li Kopitiam.
It has six eateries situated in Shah Alam, Banting, Bandar Bukit Tinggi and Klang.
Whereas having fun with the kopitiam atmosphere, I discovered so many tempting dishes on the menu.
Nonetheless, I needed to follow my plan of consuming rooster rice porridge that day.
The RM7.30 serving got here with condiments resembling shredded rooster, peanuts, anchovies and spring onion.
Plain porridge can be obtainable on the menu, priced at RM2.40.
Not like the opposite rice rooster porridge I tasted, this one had a twist to it. Those that take pleasure in soft-boiled egg will discover this tucked on the backside of the bowl.
When you fancy soy sauce alongside, ask for some sambal kicap cili potong.
Bubur Nasi Melawati
X Sri RampaiJalan Rampai Niaga 4, Rampai Enterprise Park, Kuala Lumpur. Enterprise hours: 6.30pm to midnight, on a regular basis. Opens from midday to midnight (Monday and Friday).
When you like making an attempt a distinct take of porridge, Bubur Nasi Melawati is legendary for its bubur berlauk.
The are numerous lauk to select from to savour with the rice porridge.
The plain porridge with fried onions and spring onions is priced at RM3.50.
Condiments resembling tempeh, anchovies, egg roll, shredded rooster, begedil, quail eggs sambal and plenty of extra can be found priced from 50 sen to RM1.
I selected shredded rooster, begedil, spicy anchovies and grated carrot sambal for my porridge.
It got here as much as RM7.50 per bowl.
Another locations that promote bubur berlauk I’ve tasted are normally plain and watery in texture however this one had thicker consistency and was flavourful.
I made a decision to have two sorts of sambal with my porridge that evening.
Mr Johan Bubur Berlauk & Seafood
14, Jalan Daud, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Enterprise hours: 11.30am to 3am, every day.
Rice porridge is offered from 5pm to 3am. Though rice porridge is commonly related as a meal for the sick,
I undoubtedly was not sick of getting it.
So I paid this place a go to with a good friend realizing I may strive a spoonful of one other rice porridge dish that my good friend ordered.
I used to be immediately amazed with the assorted decisions of lauk right here.
At Mr Johan Bubur Berlauk, rice porridge is priced at RM1 whereas the lauk is between RM6 to RM7 per plate.
There are greater than 10 lauk from kerabu rooster leg, cashew nut rooster, tempeh and salted fish.
I couldn’t determine on what lauk to get so I requested for the very best sellers. I used to be informed to go for the kerabu seafood and black pepper stir-fried beef.
If you’re on the lookout for a twist in your primary Asian porridge, that is the place.
The rice porridge itself is considerably watery, texture-wise.
I discovered myself consuming till the bowl emptied out because the tangy kerabu seafood added a stunning contact to the porridge.
Because the restaurant is situated at one of many prime spots for wonderful native meals, my advise is go throughout non-peak hours.