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Ah Chiang’s Porridge: Popular Charcoal-Cooked Congee Open Since 1971

23rd March 2023
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Ah Chiang’s Porridge is a famous congee stall in Tiong Bahru

When we first reviewed Old Shifu Charcoal Porridge, we were impressed with their smooth and creamy Cantonese-style congee. The newer eatery is helmed by an ex-chef from Ah Chiang’s Porridge, the OG charcoal-cooked porridge stall that’s just a short walk away.

ah chiang's porridge century egg
Image credit: Ah Chiang’s Porridge FB

Ah Chiang’s Porridge was first founded in 1971 on Tiong Poh Road in Tiong Bahru, by Ah Chiang’s uncle. In 1995, the namesake stall was then taken over by Ah Chiang.

ah chiang's porridge pork
Image credit: @oho_yumz

A bestseller is the Pork Porridge ($4.50), which comes with sliced meat and minced pork. Those who love innards can opt for the Mixed Pork Porridge ($4.50) instead, as it includes pork intestines. The pork used at the stall is delivered fresh each day from Tiong Bahru Market.

Other popular dishes include the Fish Porridge ($4.50), which uses fresh fish from Pasir Panjang Fishery Port. There’s also a Century Egg Cuttlefish Porridge ($6) if you’re a fan of strong flavours.

Image credit: @shabibu.sg

The Cantonese-style congee is said to be smooth and on the lighter end, making it a hit with older folks residing in the area. Do note that there might be some waiting time needed especially during peak hours, as the porridge is cooked on charcoal instead of commercial stoves.

High-quality rice is used and no extra condiments are added to the porridge.

ah chiang's porridge storefront
Image credit: 不倒翁Kwa

Ah Chiang’s Porridge’s original stall is around 12 minutes on foot from Tiong Bahru MRT Station. They open at 6:15am daily, so you can get your breakfast sorted if you’re an early riser.

Those who live in the West can also check out Ah Chiang’s second outlet at JEM, right next to Jurong East MRT Station.

For more cheap food in the hood, read our Covent Garden Kway Chap review, where we feature a kway chap stall with over 50 years of history. Otherwise, check out Lau Jiang Fishball Laksa Noodles, a popular stall known for their delicious, lemak laksa.

Address: 65 Tiong Poh Road, Singapore 160065
Opening hours: Daily 6:15am to 10pm
Tel: 6557 0084
Ah Chiang’s Porridge is not a halal-certfied eatery.

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Featured image adapted from @shabibu.sg and Ah Chiang’s Porridge FB


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