Bak Chor Mee isn’t the only thing you can have for supper at the Bedok 85 market. The various congee from the Chai Chee Pork Porridge are value for money, very tasty, and best of all, are served faster than your bowl of ba chor mee.
Chai Chee Pork Porridge serves several varieties of congee. You can have plain pork porridge, porridge with cuttlefish, porridge with century egg, or any combination of the ingredients. You also have the option of adding an egg to your meal. I chose to try the pork porridge from Chai Chee Pork Porridge, naturally, since it’s their namesake.
The stall serves you your food at your table, so remember to order with your table number. Each bowl of porridge is delivered piping hot with a raw egg cracked into it, if you so choose. You have to remember to bury the egg in the scalding congee, or it won’t cook! Though porridge might not be the most delectable of meals, Chai Chee Pork Porridge adds sesame oil, a generous garnish of fresh spring onions, and tops the serving off with the liberal addition of perfectly done Youtiao (dough fritters).
In truth Chai Chee Pork Porridge’s congee alone can be a little bland. I found myself wanting for soy sauce upon my first mouthful. However the slight saltiness of the pork, the half done egg, and the addition of sesame oil combine to make it a very savoury meal indeed. The pork porridge was just $3.50 even with the egg, and it’s definitely an affordable and delicious eat. The lightness of the congee also makes it a very good complement to a supper of barbequed chicken wings.
Chai Chee Pork Porridge 85 Fengshan Centre, Bedok North St 4 Singapore 460085 Photos: Hungrygowhere