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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

I had long wanted to try Low Yau Kee Porridge 老友记粥 stall which operates at night outside Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee at Jalan Tun H S Lee near KL Chinatown. Many KLites say this humble street side stall serves the best porridge in the world. (This porridge stall is referred to by various names such as Lao You Ji etc but the sign at the stall says Loa Yau Kee.)


Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

Loa Yau Kee Porridge and Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee have a good arrangement - Loa Yau Kee customers can eat their porridge inside the aircon comfort of Soong Kee.

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

Actually, I wouldn't mind would love eating street side in the cool rustic charm of night time old KL but we ate inside this time as I needed bright lights to take photos for this post 😂 

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

Lao You Ji Porridge stall have been here for five decades. Ah Lee has taken over from his sifu (master) for over 10 years. He has to constantly stir the large pots of porridge to rid the rice gruel of any lumpiness and from getting burnt.

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

Two of us, we had porridge with fried large intestines (pork) and poached chicken. Since we were at Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee, we had that as well. (We were pacing ourselves as we already had a whole day of eating, and then going on to another two more KL Hokkien mee places right after this 😱 Please don't be like us 😂 ).

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

The rice grains in the porridge were boiled till all were dissolved. But, the rice was not 棉棉 "cottony" like a thick paste in the Hong Kong congee way. I can still feel some soft grainy bits of rice in the slightly watery gruel.

The fried pig intestines added deeper savouriness to the gently savoury sweet porridge. The chewy crunch of the fried intestines contrasted interestingly with the grainy softness of the watery (not soupy) porridge.

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

The poached chicken was nice - on par with good chicken rice stalls. The meat was tenderly smooth and moist with natural chicken sweetness in its juices and skin. It went very well with the porridge.

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

👉 If you are a porridge lover, Loa Yau Kee Porridge 老友记粥 is one to check off your bucket list when you are in KL.

My earlier post on Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee 👈 click. I was there previously during the day and found the night shift slightly different. The night time noodles were done softer and the beef slices were cooked stiffer.

Low Yau Kee (Lao You Ji) Porridge. KL People's Favourite Congee 老友记粥

Restaurant name: Loa Yau Kee Porridge 老友记粥
Address: 86, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GPS3°08'50.4"N 101°41'48.2"E 🌐 3.147334, 101.696709
Waze: Low Yau Kee Porridge
Nearest MRT station: 10 minutes walk from Pasar Seni station (I highly recommend using public transport when visiting the old heart of KL as car parking is a huge challenge.)
Hours: 5:00pm till sold out (around 8pm)

Non Halal

Date visited: 3 Dec 2018

 

Johor Kaki list of KL food 👈 click

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