The humble food cart of Loa Yau Kee Porridge (老友记) is parked in front of Soong Kee Beef Noodles. Despite being much smaller, Loa Yau Kee is not overshadowed and it’s just as popular. The uncle that manes the stall dishes out a fulfilling bowl of porridge as fast as he could with agility. I don’t know how old this stall has been around, but perhaps started out some 60 years ago in the same era as Soong Kee Beef Noodles.
The porridge could not be any plainer. Just plain, plain plain, enabling one to truly enjoy and focus on this bowl of simplicity that’s soupy, lightly starchy with rice grains that have disintegrated to a fluffy texture.
Unlike Teochew porridge that comes with a variety of vegetables and meats to choose from, Loa You Kee has only three dishes to pair the porridge with – chicken, raw fish slices and pork innards, which are already enough to keep the stall busy. It is RM 6 per bowl of porridge with one dish.
Raw fish slices are seasoned with oil, ginger slices and scallions; a versatile option whether you would like to eat it raw or add it into the hot porridge to cook it. The slices are thin enough to be cooked thoroughly.
Silken chicken drizzled with oil and soy sauce ? Sure, bring it on anytime.
Address : 86 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 56000 KL, Malaysia.
Opening Hours : 11 am – 12 am. Closed on Sundays.