[Dec 2022 UPDATE: We returned to Ming Kee Porridge to try their Curry Duck Shredded Porridge and Roast Duck Porridge. Updates below]
[Non-halal] Ming Kee Porridge 銘記粥品 in SS2 serves a mean bowl of wonton noodles.
Replacing one lot of the former Kamdar shop (IYKYK) in SS2, Ming Kee Porridge is one of the newest eateries in the popular commercial square.
Ming Kee Porridge serves porridge, noodles as well as rice bowls with roasted meat as one of its main featured ingredients.
Ming Kee Porridge in SS2
While most seem to rave about their porridge selection, we were mainly interested in the roasted meats and wanton noodles on that particular visit.
You could pair your Dry Wanton Noodles with roasted duck leg, chicken, or siew yoke – but we opted for Char Siew (RM14), as they looked pretty enticing on the display shelf.
Springy noodles at Ming Kee Porridge
Let’s talk noodles! The wanton noodles here are among the better ones in PJ in our opinion.
The noodles had a good bite (almost al-dente) and were springy (QQ) – very similar to the ones Max tasted in Hong Kong (sans the dark soy sauce and a bit thicker than the HK counterparts).
The dry noodles were generously slathered with the soy sauce mix – which was not too salty despite the dark colour.
The char siew was meh
Ming Kee Porridge seems to take some influence from HK cuisine.
The char siew which came with the noodles were, unfortunately, underwhelming as they were tough and lean – which is similar to the ones in HK (under-seasoned and too lean, in our opinion).
We believe they used the pork shoulder for the char siew – which is not the best cut in our view.
Hence, we recommend pairing your wonton noodles with another type of roasted meat.
Shrimp wonton soup was excellent!
The Shrimp Wonton Soup (RM16) here was excellent, though. The dumplings were huge as they contained a whole prawn (fresh and juicy) as well as minced pork.
The filling was very well-seasoned and tasty, and the dumpling skin was silky smooth.
While the soup is peppered with what we believe are dried shrimp roe (another HK influence?), they don’t really add much flavour to the soup.
Roasted duck rice
The roasted duck rice (RM10.50) here was pretty decent too. The duck was tender with a good hint of herbal taste.
The rice is served with some greens and a whole boiled egg.
Overall, the springy dry noodles and plump dumplings are the main stars here. However, we thought the char siew was a bit too dry and hard.
We will return to try their porridge. [UPDATED: We returned a few months below to try their porridge offerings. See below]
Curry Duck Shredded Porridge
Porridge + roast duck + curry? On paper – the three ingredients sound like the most incongruous combination of all time.
So, you could imagine our surprise when we tasted how delicious it is when we returned to Ming Kee Porridge in Nov.
When our friends recommended us the Curry Duck Shredded Porridge (RM14.30) – we were equally intrigued and excited to try this.
And it was surprisingly good! The dish is essentially Cantonese-style porridge that’s been seasoned with curry pieces that give it a “pumpkin” colour, with shredded duck meat on top.
Just like a good Cantonese porridge, the congee is thick and creamy with a good spicy kick from the curry spices. We loved the addition of mustard seeds, and pork fat croutons for texture.
The shredded duck meat was nice to provide some texture, with a good portion of meat and crispy roasted skin.
Roasted Duck Porridge
As the curry heat does build up after a while, we were glad that we ordered the Roasted Duck Porridge (RM11.50) too.
The porridge is thick and starchy with a hint of five-spice powder seasoning in addition to the usual ginger and spring onion garnish. The roasted duck meat pieces in the porridge were substantial and tender.
The unique porridge here really exceeded our expectations.
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Ming Kee Porridge 銘記粥品
Address: 61, Jalan SS2/64, SS2, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11am-9pm Daily (Closed on Mondays)
Phone: 03-7865 7768