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Tiong Shian Porridge is located at a corner coffee shop just a couple of minutes walk from China Town MRT and since it's right at a traffic junction. You will have to endure the carbon output from passing vehicles. Porridge is usually to be taken for breakfast or supper as its taste tends to be more subtle, and yet, wholesome. But not to this Cantonese-style congee which has become more flavorsome with pleasant briny taste by adding other ingredients in it, for instances, red meat, fish slices,
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Tiong Shian Porridge is located at a corner coffee shop just a couple of minutes walk from China Town MRT and since it's right at a traffic junction. You will have to endure the carbon output from passing vehicles.

Porridge is usually to be taken for breakfast or supper as its taste tends to be more subtle, and yet, wholesome. But not to this Cantonese-style congee which has become more flavorsome with pleasant briny taste by adding other ingredients in it, for instances, red meat, fish slices, seafood (bite-sized), and/ or eggs, to your preference, that can now be eaten anytime of the day!

This porridge stall opens daily from 8am to 4am! So you can eat this, breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper!
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I think that their prices are fair and reasonably priced. At this coffee shop which can get really crowded at night, it can also get quite stuffy. Hence I decided to drop by in the morning around 10am. I found an empty table and made

1. Claypot Frog with Ginger $8
Claypot Frog with Ginger
$8
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The aroma of the frog was very sweet and fragrant. For $8, you get a whole frog and it's a decent portin of meat for 1 person. The frog meat itself was tender and well mariated with the ginger sauce. The sauce from the claypot also doubles up as a seasoning for your porridge if you prefer a more seasoned porridge. Drizzling the claypot sauce over the porridge gave it a sharp and refreshing aroma. To eat this, you’d have to combine each mouthful of frog with a bit of porridge so the different flavours and textures would all explode in your mouth.

2. Porridge with mixed ingredients and century egg $4.90
Porridge with mixed ingredients and century egg
$4.9
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This is probably the first porridge I've eaten with so many ingredients all in one mix. There was pork, kidney, intestines (both fried and poached), cuttlefish and century egg. Every spoonful of porrdige had some of these ingredients. I think their proportion of rice to ingredients had to be 50/50! The porridge was very tasty and I didn't feel thirsty after the meal, so maybe they were gentle on the MSG or the porridge was naturally seasoned from the variety of flavourful ingredients. For $5, I think this is worth and recommendable bowl or porridge not to be dealt lightly!! 

3. Fried Pig Intestines $6
Fried Pig Intestines
$6
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Not sure why, but Cantonese porridge often pairs with fried fritters (fried dough sticks – 油条) that savours marvelous experience of having a porridge meal. But here at Tiong Shian they don't just offer fried fritters but also fried pig intestines!

These pig intestines were fried till they were super crispy like potato chips. I couldn't even tell that they were pig intestines. The make a good crunchy substitute for your porridge.

4. Minced Pork Porridge $4
Minced Pork Porridge
$4
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Tiong Shian does their proddige with the right consistency of being fairly smooth, light gluey with enough moisture. The temperature at which the porridge is served is also perfect to be eaten despite our hot and humid weather. 

They were very generous with the minced pork ingredients. The porridge itself was very tasty but if you wanted more oomph! Go for the mixed ingredients porridge!
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For 3 pax, we ordered 3 bowls of porridge, 2 frog claypot and a side of pig intestines for breakfast. I don't normally choose to eat porridge and this is probably the only time in the whole year I'll eat porridge but the porridge actually tasted good enough for me to want to come back again!

Verdict : 1) Prices were reasonable 2) Their porridges were not heavily seasoned so you could just adjust the taste with additional pepper or light soy sauce to your preferences. 3) Convenient location next to China town mrt 4) no waiting time 5) Simple pleasure for a reasonable price
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2015-10-09
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$10
Recommended Dishes
Claypot Frog with Ginger
$ 8
Porridge with mixed ingredients and century egg
$ 4.9
Fried Pig Intestines
$ 6
  • Claypot Frog
  • Mixed Porridge