[Non-halal] Looking for the best porridge in PJ? Khong Khee in Paramount Garden serves one of the best, in our view.
One of the oldest restaurants in Paramount Garden, Khong Khee also offers authentic Hakka dishes such as abacus yam and yong tau foo.
We enjoyed the porridge when we visited it last month, as well as the curry chee cheong fun here. Read on to find out more.
Best porridge in PJ
Growing up in PJ, we used to frequent this restaurant regularly with our parents when we were younger. However, we haven’t visited this place for some time since we moved about 15 minutes away by car.
We had a sudden craving for good porridge – and this restaurant came to mind. Hence, we came back here to check it out.
Best porridge in PJ and other evergreen offerings
We are happy to report that Khong Khee has remained evergreen as ever.
While the restaurant had changed ownership to Mr and Mrs Cheong five years ago, the food offered here remains diverse and delicious.
Find everything from the “famous porridge”, yong tau foo, curry chee cheong fun, yam abacus, breakfast noodles, Teochew kuih, and bak chang (肉粽 or rice dumplings) here.
The space is comfortable – with tables re-arranged to ensure sufficient social distancing.
Famous porridge is different!
More importantly, the porridge tastes as good as we remembered it.
You’ll find the Famous Porridge (RM6.50 for small) here is slightly different from what is offered in other shops.
In fact, the Famous Porridge is an iteration of Hong Kong’s sampan porridge (艇仔粥) – called so as these porridge are usually cooked in small wooden boats in HK. The usual toppings for these porridges are fish or squid, fried peanuts, and ginger.
Famous porridge is still as good as ever!
However, Khong Khee’s porridge here is still more delicious (and unique) than its HK cousins.
The porridge is super flavourful thanks to the bountiful ingredients.
The umami-ness comes from the core ingredients of peanuts, shiitake mushrooms, and dried oysters. It is then topped with mustard greens, century egg, and spring onion. A dash of white pepper and sesame oil complete the dish.
As you can imagine, every spoonful of porridge is super flavourful due to the ingredients.
The texture is thick and creamy and we like that we can actually bite into bits of sliced mushrooms, peanuts, and whole oysters.
The porridge still tastes delicious – and is still one of the best you can find in PJ.
Curry chee cheong fun – thick and creamy
We also recommend the Curry Chee Cheong Fun (RM3.50) here.
Compared to most, the curry here is thick and remarkably creamy as they are quite generous with the santan (coconut milk).
It is also not too sweet with a good kick of spiciness in the end. The noodles are smooth and served with some crispy shallots on top.
Yong tau foo
At RM1.60 per piece, the Yong Tau Foo here is reasonably priced and decent.
The meat paste here is made with 100% mackerel fish – which gives it a more bouncy texture. We enjoyed the crispy fuchuk rolls and white tofu.
The hard-boiled egg here is definitely something different – as the creaminess of the yolk goes well with the meat paste with skin that is slightly browned from frying.
Breakfast noodles and Teochew kueh
The Breakfast Noodles (RM3.20) here is pretty standard. It is best enjoyed by adding some curry gravy.
However, we did enjoy the Teochew Kueh (RM6) which is made fresh daily.
They were generous with the fillings, had a thin outer skin, and we liked that it was not too greasy.
Overall, Khong Kee still serves one of the unique and best porridges in PJ. It’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you are craving good porridge.
Where’s your favourite porridge restaurant?
We used to like the porridge stall at Kedai Kopi Yun Kei in Section 17 PJ but the stall has either moved out or ceased operations. We hope to introduce them soon. Stay tuned!
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Restoran Yong Tau Foo Khong Kee
Address: 22, Jalan 20/16a, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 7.30am-3.45pm Daily
Phone: 012-911 0832