I haven't experience much winter life (I wonder why), but I can surely imagine waking up to a good bowl of piping hot porridge in the morning! There are countless awesome porridge stores in Hong Kong but the one that I always rely on has to be Kum Fong!
Located in between Taikoo and Quarry Bay, Kum Fong serves traditional Cantonese porridge and is just a 10 minutes walk away from my house. Being rather popular in the neighbourhood and featured several times in the press, it is one place that you can't enjoy without a wait. Tables are really limited in the small shop and you will probably end up sharing a table with fellow porridge lovers.
Century Egg Lean Meat Porridge (HKD 19 ~ SGD 3.20)
This totally encapsulated the essence of a good porridge; Superior base brimming of rice fragrance (米香), gooey texture with detectable bits of grains, and fresh ingredients that contributed to a rich, savoury flavour. Started my day real well!
Fried Noodles With Superior Soy Sauce (HKD 8 ~ SGD 1.30, Rice Roll With Youtiao (HKD 11 ~ SGD 1.80)
Hong Kongers have really big appetites, so its not unusual to pair a side with your porridge. My favourite got to be the noodles that are fried simply with soy sauce, but has a dry texture and salty taste that complemented porridge so well.
If not go for the lighter rice roll with oh-so-smooth skin and crunchy doughstick. Really good companion too!
If you are really hungry (or just greedy like us), order them separate as well! This way you will really appreciate how crispy the doughsticks are, and to have the freshly steamed rolls with dark soy sauce and sweet sauce. Very, very satisfying!
A breakfast here won't cost you more than $6.00, which I even dare say under priced for its excellent quality. A real gem in the neighbourhood!
Kum Fong Pretty Porridge & Noodles (Literally translated) G/F, No. 2 Yau Man Street Quarry Bay Tel: What number? Just queue for it, even for takeaways!