Penang Best Porridge Restaurant Hon Kei Food Corner

Penang Best Porridge Restaurant Hon Kei Food Corner

Penang Best Porridge Restaurant Hon Kei Food Corner

Locals consider a meal of pork porridge nutritious; a popular order at Penang Best Porridge Restaurant Hon Kei Food Corner is the “Chee Chap Choke” which is porridge with all the mixed spare parts!

FROM PUSHCART TO RESTAURANT

Hon Kei Food Corner originated from a small push cart selling famous Bak Moi (Pork Porridge) on at the junction of Penang Road and Jalan Kampong Malabar.

This is a pork galore fiesta for pork lovers where you get to chow down on all porky parts in a clear rich pork bone broth. The stall is several generations strong and well known locally.

Recently they expanded and bought three adjoining shophouses just a stone’s throw from their roadside spot.

As a Penangite, I grew up eating a huge bowl of the porridge for dinner. Most locals consider a meal of pork porridge to be nutritious with the addition of pork parts. The only snag back then was the long wait for our food to be served. As soon as the stall opened at 5 pm there would be regulars taking a spot at their favorite table to wait.

WHAT IS CHEE CHAP CHOKE?!

The popular order is the “Chee Chap Choke” which is porridge with all the mixed spare parts!

The new premise is three shop lots wide.  It is very spacious, cool and comfortable to eat here. The cooking is done behind a counter facing the dining section. You can hear the hiss of the stove and see flames firing up the copper pots as the chef cook your noodles. You can watch their live action in preparing your meal.

WHAT TO ORDER?

Hon Kei Food Corner is famous for its Pork Noodle, Fish Head Noodle, and Porridge.  There are a few types of noodles to choose from. Thin noodles, thick noodles, vermicelli (Mee Suah) and mixed bee hoon with yellow noodles and of course porridge!

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The airy interior of the shop. Photo: Doris Lim
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The long counter with the chef’s station behind it. Photo: Doris Lim

HOW HOT ARE THE SOUPS? LOOK AT THE LEAPING FLAMES!

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Chef uses a copper pot to cook the soups. The temperature is scalding hot! Photo: Doris Lim

DELICIOUS SCALDING HOT SOUPS

There are two types of soups at Hon Kei Food Corner. You can choose from Bitter Gourd or Salted Vege Soup.

I like to have my Pork Liver fix here. My favorite is the Bitter Gourd Soup with sliced and minced pork and liver.

There are other ingredients available, pork heart, pork intestines, pork brain, pork kidney, pork tripe and even pork brains!

Hon Kei Food Corner is a MUST VISIT if you love pork noodle.  The restaurant is open air and ample of the parking lots available opposite.

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Here we go! Chef pours the hot soup in ready bowls. Photo: Doris Lim
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Our lunch. A hot bitter groud soup with heaping bowls of yam rice! Photo: Doris Lim
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This is flavourful and delicious hot soup. Photo: Doris Lim

Hon Kei Food Corner | 45, Lorong Kampung Malabar, Penang | Contact: +604-421 2235

Open Daily:  9 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 12 am | Close Thursday

Travel Tips: Penang MBPP Parking fees are collected from 9 am to 5 pm

There is a private car park further down the road which has ample parking if you go during peak hours.

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