Century Pork Porridge
Welcoming friendly ambience, fast service and good food keeps us returning to Say Huat in Section 17, PJ. This time round it was for the rice porridge and popiah. The idea of congee has never appealed to me and so even after nine years of residence in Malaysia, this was my first tasting of the thick dense brew. Convinced by the sweet owner of the porridge stall to give it a whirl I was pleasantly surprised (and annoyed at myself at the same time for having missed out for so long) to find a tummy filling, deliciously savoury meal. Lengthy cooking of rice in copious amounts of water leaves a thick plain flavored goo. Add meat, vegetables and sauces and this base turns into a voluminous, satiating complete meal in a bowl. Always the foreigner, I’m still amazed at how inexpensively you can feed yourself in Malaysia. A small (big enough for two of us to share) bowl of century pork porridge set us back RM4.50 and each popiah roll RM1.50. I’m told that the key to Say Huat’s success is the morning market across the road from where ingredients are sourced daily. That combined with high turnover must guarantee food freshness. The Popiah & Porridge stalls are open from around 9:30am in the morning unti 11:30pm at night. Some of the other stalls don’t open until early evening.
Reason to visit: Century Pork Porridge
1083 Jalan 17/27
46400 Petaling Jaya
012 289 1370