Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fatty Frog Porridge @ OUG, Old Klang Road

I have found another place that the Girlfriend loves.

Apparently the name isn't quite as flattering though, 肥佬田鸡粥 is translated to Fatty Man Frog Porridge stall.

PS: Its cheap and affordable especially since it is after all the economic downturn despite the good rebounding news.

After reading Food-4-Thot and subsequently how TheStar picked it up, one rainy Saturday evening, we decided to go find the porridge stall. At the same row as Stevens Corner, the coffee shop is at the "real corner" of the street.

Right in front of the coffee shop, you will be greeted by the stall, pots of porridge and frog legs cooked to order. Just the thought makes me drool eventhough porridge is about the most basic food one can find, heck its even known as the poor man meal.

The porridge is done just the way i like it. Thick and gooey from the hours of cooking, unlike the Teo Chew version where their porridge looks like a bowl of rice and water. The chunks of fish was fresh, de-boned and had a meaty texture. Century egg is optional but advised. In addition to their fish porridge, there is also the lean pork (tenderised) with salted and century egg, oyster, prawns and frog legs too.

Their Kung Pou Frog Legs appear to be their signature dish and after all the rounds of TV shows praising this dish in Singapore, i finally got to taste the idea and eureka! The sauce mixed brilliantly with the porridge and frog legs? Well, extra protein going into the meal is always welcomed. I spied many tables ordering this to go with rice too (i mean why not, unless you have banned rice from your diet like garlic and vampires)

A pot of fish porridge with century egg and a pot of kung pou frog legs (both for 1 pax) for RM24.

I also read that the fish head was another awesome catch. The tricky thing though is that theres a stall that just sell fish head in front of the coffee shop (next to the porridge stall) but if you are seated inside, theres also a "dai chow" that coincidentally sold fish head when i asked.

Despite not getting the real deal, the fish head was good on a rainy night. The concoction of minced ginger on smooth fish head meat ended the meal brilliantly. (RM17)

Jalan Hujan Rahmat Dua,
OUG, Jalan Kelang Lama
58200, Kuala Lumpur

On the same row as Steven's Corner

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars (I have been hitting the jackpot with good food recently). On days when you just want to dig into some really comforting carbs i.e rice, try it with porridge. The filling bowl of porridge with a variety of ingredients and the frog legs definitely makes me want to go back again, and this time try the apparently original fish head stall. I hope this place closes late because it would be a great spot for supper too!


qwazymonkey said...

It looks heavenly and daym perfect choices for a wet, cold & rainy night..and of all things, the name of the street is Hujan Rahmat. Coincidental innit?

Sean said...

i like my porridge with lots of pork liver, pork intestines, etc. got ar here? :D

thenomadGourmand said...

yup, hate those teo chew types!
1st i heard of it was TimeoutKL.
this plc would be a good bet on rainy nites ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwazymonkey: goot spot! didnt realise..

sean: not sure i saw those wor..but their lean pork is quite the bomb..

tng: yes..abit messy finding parking n umbrellas getting here though in the rain..

ciki said...

very tasty looking.. but why do u have two same shots of the first picture? us seeing double ar:P

Lisa said...

Reminds me of this restaurant called Sin Geylang in Penang I went to. I love this type of porridge. Yummy! Must pay a visit one day.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ciki: yeah hor..sorry wrong pic..just fixed hehe..

lisa: yes damn shiok haha

mimid3vils said...

finally we can have it here after heard so much at Singapore!!

foodbin said...

i love this type of porridge.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mimi: yeah!!

foodbin: the type kind of consistency?

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Hey I've been avidly discussing this w ppl n still no conclusion - Teochew porridge, the watery ricey type is porridge and the sort here, the type we like which is cooked to a gooey consistency is congee? Would that be safely considered the difference btwn porridge and congee? Pls contribute. Kthxbai!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

minchow: have u been drinking? aiyah im worse, isnt congee = porridge?? its still rice cooked in too much water..

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Denise ^ ChickyEGG said...

ah I missed this a lot!!!!!!!!! especially the Gung Bou Tien Gai :(

Anonymous said...

from what time to what time they are operating??

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

anon: i reckon they start at 5-6pm