I haven't touched Low Yau Kee Porridge for more than 10 years, no thanks to some road work back then along Jalan Silang that made Metro buses halt right in front of Low Yau Kee Porridge stall. It's no fun smelling in the black fumes, hence I abandoned any ideas of consuming one of the best porridge in town. My stomach is weak but thank goodness my nose was stronger, so no go!
I was glad though when I pass by Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodles one day recently and found a stall operating in front. Upon closer look, my tummy was jumping with joy! It was Low Yau Kee Porridge stall! I can now savour the porridge inside Soong Kee with the comfort of air-conditioning minus the bus soots and honks :p
I've asked for a bowl of plain porridge. The rice is boiled till "meen" (that's in Cantonese but not sure what's the proper word in English - perhaps disintegrated?) with chicken stock and they serve watery porridge here instead of thick version but of course you could request them for a thicker one. I loved how the chicken stock enhances the porridge flavour, not many stall does this.
I was very "tham jiak" (greedy) that evening, I asked for sliced fish which came in a plate topped with julienne ginger, spring onions and cilantro (yin sai) with a drizzle of sesame oil; and a serving of steamed chicken breast. I swirl the fish slices ala shabu shabu style in my bowl of porridge and slurp them down. Nice especially on a rainy evening.
The steamed chicken is smooth, well good enough. Can't compare with capon chicken though :p
Other than fish and chicken porridge, I also loved mixed pork innards (chu chap jook) especially the crispy deep fried intestine! Oh yum.
I was one very happy and satisfied person that evening indeed!
Low Yau Kee Porridge (Stall in front of Soong Kee)
3 Jalan Tun Siew Sin