Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Porridge Buffet Lunch- Cheap and not bad!

When a serving of kway chap at a kopitiam can cost $4.80 and a food court meal goes for around $5-$7, the sign that stated porridge lunch buffet at $8.80 in a casual restaurant caught my attention.

A selection of 24 dishes were laid out on a buffet spread.

While the fried fish was horrible and the fried rice sad looking, there were several good dishes to enjoy. The Chye Poh Omelette was moist, fluffy and dotted with salty pickled radish. We also enjoyed the Stewed Tau Kwa and Lor Egg which were fresh and justly nicely imbued with the flavour of the braising liquid. The Bittergourd sticks stir fried with black beans were done well too- soft but not mushy and with a very pleasant bitter kam kam taste. Mei Cai was cooked competently too and went very well with the porridge.

Other dishes that made up the spread included Salted Eggs, Stewed Peanuts, Tau Kee, Curry Chicken, Braised Pork Belly, Ikan Billis & Peanuts etc.

Not forgetting the carbs, my choice was sweet potato porridge but they also had rice, fried bee hoon, local-style black carrot cake, fried rice and yam rice.

$8.80++ per person for this porridge buffet lunch in air con comfort? Certainly not bad.

Hotpot Culture

Marina Square
Tel: 6333 9844

Chew On This: They serve up free-flow of homemade barley with this porridge buffet too!


FoodieFC said...

I have noticed this too! Wanted to try it!

Camemberu said...

Hey got kiam neng, kiam chye...must call jiu gui!

The Hungry Cow said...

FoodieFC: I walked by once then the next time I decided to walk in liao. Moohehe.

Camemberu: Yea lor! Eh cannot reveal her identity here. Later kena scolded. LOL.