Nothing is as well qualified to be considered “comfort food” than Teochew porridge. There are two good teochew porridge stalls in the Ghim Moh market and food centre. Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice is one of them. Both are popular with Ghim Moh residents as well as the Mount Sinai private estates nearby. Office workers travel from Biopolis and Fusionopolis to eat here. For more food options at Ghim Moh you can read our summary of the hawker food that we have in this post.
Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice starts business early in the morning and is usually sold out by the early part of lunchtime. As you can see, there is a long queue when we were there. The best time to try the Teochew porridge is to have an early lunch before 11.30am.
The selection of dishes available at Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice is quite limited. There are usually one or two types of steamed fish and less than ten other dishes. The fishes are popular and will sell off quickly. The cabbage and braised dark soy sauce pork (loh bak) are the two items we often order.
This is what we ordered that day – a steamed fish, bitter gourd, bean curd, cabbage and fried egg (chai po nerng). It was actually too much food and we could have done with one less dish. Do not expect any blockbuster taste from any of the item. None of them have any secret or exotic ingredient. What draws us (and probably the crowds) is the soothing, comforting taste of what Teochew porridge and simple accompanying dishes should be. We did not have the braised pork that day, but opted for some of the pork gravy to be added to the porridge.
Ghim Moh Porridge
The cost of our Teochew porridge lunch for three people was $17.80. I do not have the breakdown of the items. Paying about $6 per person seemed reasonable for so much nice food by Ghim Moh Porridge and Rice.
Ghim Moh Porridge and Rice
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road