Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Porridge For Brunch!


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
Singapore 160065
T: +65 6557 0084

15 comments:

supercoati said...

I like your outfit! So casual, so fun!

ice said...

You are fast imp! Hmm... you don't seem to like the porridge alot, do you? I love Ah Chiang's porridge, my family eats there every week. The standard used to be so much better when they had only main outlet here at Tiong Poh Road. The old man sold his franchise, that's why they have few outlets now. Still love the porridge loads though, smooth, smokey sans msg. To me, best in sg. (:

tuti said...

i is like your outfit, head to toe! i read the post later, kkkk, got to work.

imp said...

supercoati: you can tell that i like being on leave!

ice: i don't mind it at all and will come back for it once a week hopefully. i wouldn't bother writing about it if i don't like it. heeeeee. their fish is very fresh. the consistency of the porridge is beautiful. proper chook! the only thing- too much ginger stirred in. i wonder if i can ask for less ginger!

tuti: laters then, woman. go be busy.

Cool Insider said...

Looks like you had a recent attack of cravings for congee! While I've been to Ah Chiang's for porridge, I prefer Joe Pork Porridge at Chinatown Complex (Level 2) which is the huge hawker centre at Smith Street. There is a certain fresh porky taste - especially in the bak chor - which is ummm... yummy. My wife literally swears by that one!

yAnn said...

Ditto the comment on your outfit - simple, comfy and yet chic! ;)

imp said...

coolinsider: oh dear! you're setting me on a porridge trail!

yann: DANKE! i want to wear this everyday. LOVE that tee (HangTen) from CatWelfareSociety!

Anonymous said...

love you outfit too! u have so successfully slimmed down! will try this porridge too, esp when this is more convenient for me to go. ;)
D

celcilia_tjioe said...

Copied from the previous comments, I do like your outfit to the max! hehee...
And seems like u have to give me a high 5 for not liking ginger.. :D

The Pleasure Monger said...

Just want to say that I LOVE your blog! Really good writing you're doing here..Happy Holidays!

imp said...

D: i was really feeling pudgy and gave myself 8mths to healthily lose all the weight (15kg) piled on.

celcilia: i like a little bit of ginger only, not too much.

the pleasure monger: thanks for popping by! you write on too! i love swinging by yours for a read- always good!

allie said...

I was there a couple of weekends ago. Heh!

imp said...

allie: it's a great place to bring friends and visitors. i like how comfy the surroundings are. not too much of a hassle.

iceaster said...

is it opp blk 82?if yes, we might bump into each other one fine day.how hv u been, imp? I have been inactive for the past mths. take care. An early Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

imp said...

iceaster: i've no idea what block is opposite this block 65. a very good 2011 to you too.