Tiong Shian Porridge has been around for a long time. It is located at a coffee shop which is just a stone throw away from Chinatown MRT Station, along New Bridge Road.
Tiong Shian Porridge specialises in serving porridge and also claypot frog leg porridge.
Went there on two different occasions. During the first occasion, we arrived during dinner time and this place was filled to the brim! We ordered and waited for close to half an hour before the food arrived.
The Plain Porridge is so cheap! Just $0.60 for such a big bowl of porridge! Cheap and good!
I had already mixed up the Raw Fish with the sauce, hence this unsightly picture. This picture does not do this dish any justice. Looks quite appetising right? Well....it was awesome! The fish was very fresh with no fishy smell. Saw that most tables ordered this item too. For $3.70 this dish is very certainty worth it. A must try dish!
The Dried Chilli Frog Leg was delicious. Right amount of spiciness and the frog leg was well cooked. It was tender and fragrant having absorbed the sauce. Adding the sauce to the Plain Porridge made it even more aromatic! Shiokolicious!
I have never tried claypot Dried Chilli Fish Head before. I was quite surprised that the chilli fish head was so delicious. Well, maybe part of the reason was because I quite like fish head (to me anything with bones, tend to be nicer; more tender) . Moreover, the sauce was so aromatic, similar to the sauce from the Dried Chilli Frog Leg.
On the second occasion, I also patronised the place for dinner. This time I went slightly earlier at 6pm. The place was similar packed! Hence, yet again, we waited half an hour.
Any guess what this is?
Well, it is not plain porridge.
It is Century Egg Porridge! There seems to be a lack of flavour in the porridge. Porridge is quite smooth. Moreover, the century egg was of good quality.
This time we ordered the Frog with Ginger Onion. The sauce this time was sweet and salty, not spicy with a distinct ginger fragrant. Shiok, but I still prefer the Dried Chilli Frog Leg.
Mix the sauce from the Frog with Ginger Onion with the plain porridge. And throw in some of the frog legs will make this plain porridge so delicious that you wonder why it cost 60 cents.
Overall, Tiong Shian Porridge is certainty a place to come for its porridge, claypot frog leg and raw fish! If the place is packed, there are seats upstairs. Not a bad place except that it can get really warm. Be prepared to sweat it out. But for the food, it is well worth it! Can't really compare to the one at Geyland Lorong 9 as I have forgotten the taste (the last time I was there was 8 years ago). Many gems in Chinatown to explore. Lots of good food nearby. I will certainly be back if I have the time.
Detailed review: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2011/11/tiong-shian-porridge-new-bridge-road.html