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Fried Porridge @ Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh · Beauty World Centre 豐香肉骨茶


You know..., I lived a few years in Kuala Lumpur and Klang was one of my favourite foodie hunting grounds. So, I have an unhealthy skepticism about eateries in Singapore that tout themselves as "Klang-style". My bad 🙇‍♂️

Stall name: Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh 豐香肉骨茶

Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road stall #04-65 Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177

Nearest MRT: Doorstep of Beauty World station

Hours: 10:30am - 3:00pm | 4:30pm - 8:00pm


I passed Feng Xiang "Authentic Klang Bak Kut Teh" a few times before but did not try it.


While waiting for our beef brisket noodle and soya sauce chicken, Sean suggested trying Feng Xiang's large intestines. I got both the deep fried and braised versions.


We like both the braised and deep fried large intestines as the intestines still have a subtle gamey taste and smell we are unkers (middle age guys). No lah, Sean is much younger than me 😛

Both the deep fried and braised versions taste good but have different textures, obviously. The fried one was crisp outside and slightly moist chewy inside, while the braised one was spongy, soft-tender.


Even then, it didn't overcome my prejudice.

Then today (weeks later), after satay bee hoon, mutton soup, beef kway teow, and xiao long bao, buddy Clown Prince suggested we try the fried porridge 😱


I walked over to Feng Xiang half heartedly and gave the fried porridge menu a cursory scan. Chin chai (randomly) picked the Sliced Pork version to taste.


The fried porridge served in a claypot had the texture of Hainanese porridge i.e. smooth but still had some almost-dissolved rice grains visible.


It was well infused with layers of robust savoury flavours and umami yet had some underlying sweetness from pork slices and rice. The taste and smell of fried shallot, lard and 
wok hei toastiness were pronounced.


The skinny strings of dried cuttlefish spread their umami flavour throughout the porridge. It's a nice, winning touch.


Likewise, this large piece of lard crouton imparted its lardy taste to the porridge. Clown Prince said it was crisp, crunchy.

After the fried porridge, Clown Prince wondered if we should also go for their bak kut teh 😱

Nooooooo, we settled for egg tarts and kopi (coffee) instead.

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Written by Tony Boey on 10 Dec 2021

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