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 pushcart 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 shop houses just a stone’s throw from their roadside spot.
As a Penangite, I grew up eating a huge bowl of 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 porridge!
HOW HOT ARE THE SOUPS? LOOK AT THE LEAPING FLAMES!
Delicious Scalding Hot Soups
There are two types of soups at Hon Kei Food Corner. You can choose from Bitter Gourd or Pickled Mustard Greens Soup and Yam Rice Combo.
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 noodles. The restaurant is open-air and ample parking lots available opposite.
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: They collect Penang MBPP Parking fees 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.