Friday, 14 December 2012

Hainanese Congee (Porridge) at Multi Mart 满地好 Kopitiam in Taman Century (near KSL City Mall) in Johor Bahru

Following my post on the Kway Teow Kia stall in Multi Mart kopitiam, many readers commented that I should also try the Hainanese congee or porridge in the same coffee shop. Actually, readers have also mentioned this Hainanese congee stall when I posted about the Cantonese porridge at Taman Johor Jaya.

So, with such strong recommendations, we made a trip to check out this much loved Hainanese porridge stall.


The camera shy elder Lim couple ran this porridge stall for over thirty years. They rest once a week but there is no fixed day. Also, they take two months off every two months, and another couple takes over the stall. Readers have commented that the two teams serve almost the same porridge (though I have tried this stall only once).

The porridge comes in only one style or maybe one and a half style - pork porridge and pork porridge with egg.


Without egg, it is RM4, add 50 sen for an egg.


The thick porridge gruel is nicely, naturally sweet and comes generously loaded with ingredients. It felt literally "homemade" where we don't hold back on ingredients :)) The fresh pork comes in thin slices and also in minced form. MR Lim said some customers like their pork sliced while others like it minced, so they decided to include both. The slices of liver were also nicely done - properly cooked yet tender (liver is rubbery when over cooked as you know).

The finely chopped preserved vegetables add an interesting savoury note to the porridge.


I need to make special mention of the home fried shallots. Crunchy and savoury, probably the best fried shallots I have come across so far. 

The porridge stall starts at 7:00am till sold out which is usually around 1:00pm.


There is a constant stream of customers, including many who came in with their thermos flasks. This porridge is obviously a hearty, wholesome and yet convenient meal. Lovely comfort food, especially during the rainy season like now.

I liked this porridge very much. Recommended breakfast in Johor Bahru. Thank you to my readers who recommended this good food find.

->> Heart and body warming porridge just like at home. If you are visiting JB, skip the hotel breakfast for this :-p


Restaurant name: Hainanese Congee (porridge) stall in Multi Mart 满地好 kopitiam
Address: Corner kopitiam at the junction of Jalan Harimau and Jalan Harimau Akar, Taman Century, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
GPS: 1.485037,103.760108 / 1°29'06.1"N 103°45'36.4"E
Hours: 7:00am to 2:00pm

Non Halal

Date visited: 12 Dec 2012

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  1. The congee is one of the reason why we go there...

  2. Still excellent and rapid service, despite the lady cooking with just one pot of porridge at a time. Price is now RM5 without egg or 5.50 with egg.

  3. Hi. Is this within walking distance of KSL? Thanks.

  4. I am going KSL, how do I go to tis coffee shop

  5. please advise how to go from ksl?

  6. They started out as a street stall during their early days.


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