I'm clearly, striving towards eating porridge for every other meal that I've a major say in. Since ice has said so, and I usually try out her recommendations because we more or less hold similar opinions when it comes to food, it's off to Ah Chiang's Porridge (阿昌粥) for brunch.
There's so much good food in Tiong Bahru Estate- the lack of parking space and tables at the food stalls prove it. Luckily we arrived at an odd timing where most people were done with breakfast and it was too early for lunch. Lots of parking lots and no crowd. What a good start to the day!
This shop has generated alot of hype definitely. It sits in a very quaint locale. I've never eaten at this shop. Maybe once, as a very young imp, but the memory is hazy. It could have been another porridge stall. I've heard about Ah Chiang, but it keeps slipping off the radar whenever I want porridge due to the sheer convenience of having it elsewhere. There're 2 more outlets at Hougang and Toa Payoh Lorong 6.
My bowl of fish and century egg porridge was satisfying. I like the taste and texture of Ah Chiang's century eggs, and had a plate all to myself. I stole a peek at the kitchen and they do still cook the porridge over charcoal. Sunny and not too blistering, it was nice to sit down for an unhurried brunch. Then we strolled over for coffee at Forty Hands where I managed to convince the barista not to pull so much foam for a flat white. Such a pleasant morning.
Ah Chiang's Porridge (阿昌粥)
Blk 65, Tiong Poh Road
#01-38 Tiong Bahru Estate
T: +65 6557 0084