Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More than 30 years Old Chicken Porridge Stall @ Kedai Kopi Cathay, Junction of Tavoy Road & Burmah Road, Penang (Non-Halal).

The Chicken Porridge Stall has been operating there for more than 30 years beside the Kedai Kopi Cathay at the junction of Burmah Road and Tavoy Road, Penang. At present, the origianal operator's daughter, Joanne Chee, is helping out the family business.

Not forgetting that Kedai Kopi Cathay is famous for its 'Kopi O Kaw' (Hot Thick Local Coffee without Milk) with the rich aroma of the local roasted coffee beans.

As you travell along Burmah Road (i.e. One-Way Traffic) from George Town, Kedai Kopi Cathay is on the right hand side of the road immediately after passing the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Union which is on the left hand side of Burmah Road or  before the Seven-Day Adventise Church which is at the junction of Burmah Road and Tavoy Road, Penang.

No. 01 : General View of Kedai Kopi Cathay from the Burmah Road, Penang

No. 02 : General View of Chicken Porridge Stall beside the Kedai Kopi Cathay

The Location Map of Chicken Porridge
Google Map GPS : 5.42357,100.321698

Business Hours :-
From 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Closed on every Saturday & Sunday

Prices :-
Chicken Porridge
RM2.50 per Small Bowl
RM3.00 per Medium Bowl
RM3.50 per Big Bowl

Boiled Chicken
RM6.00 / RM8.00 / RM10.00 / RM12.00 / RM16.00 / RM18.00 / RM20.00 or RM22.00 per Plate

No. 03 : General view of the Price List on the display glass cabinet

No. 04 : View of the Chicken Porridge Stall

No. 05 : Joanne Chee was operating the Chicken Porridge Stall

No. 06 : View of the boiled chickens in the display glass cabinet
The local Penangites will called the boiled chickens as 'pak cham kai'

No. 07 : View of the chickens' organs (i.e. liver, heart and etc)
Side Dishes of the Chicken Porridge

We used to call it 'Chicken Spare Parts'.. LOL

No. 08 : View of the chicken porridge's accompaniments (i.e. fresh fine matchstick strips of ginger, chopped spring onions, fresh cut chinese lettuce and preserved vegetables - Dongcai)

No. 09 : View of the cut 'Yew Char Kueh' for chicken porridge

No. 10 : View of the ingredients (i.e. light soya sauce & sesame oil) for boiled chickens

No. 11 : View of the special blended hilli sauce to go with the boiled chickens

No. 12 : Fresh cut scallions as garnishing on top of the boiled chickens

No. 13 : View of the warm Porridge inside the Container

It is suppose to be called it 'Congee' aka 'Jook' instead of 'Porridge'. A lot of people get very confused with both of the terms.Porridge is cooked to a thick consistency in water without any meat at all. Congee is also known as rice porridge and it is boiled with lots of water for a long time until the rice breaks down and becomes a fairly viscous white porridge.

No. 14 : View of the served Chicken Porridge
RM2.50 per Small Bowl

Rating of the Taste : 4/5
Note : 1-2 (Poor) / 3 (Average) / 4 (Good) / 5 (Very Good)
I found that the congee was a bit diluted. For me, I prefer my congee to be slightly thick and soupy. It is optional to add white pepper to Chicken Congee to taste.

No. 15 : View of my friend, Gerry Ooi who is also a great food hunter at the background was enjoying the warm Chicken Porridge together a plate of Boiled Chicken as side dish

No. 16 : A Plate of Boiled Chicken which is made of 2 Deborn Drumstick
RM14.00 per Plate

Rating of the Taste : 4/5
Note : 1-2 (Poor) / 3 (Average) / 4 (Good) / 5 (Very Good)
Do not miss out the special blended chilli sause when you are enjoying the Boiled Chicken.


  1. Wow, it looks yummy, I think I should go there to try it.

  2. i love his porridge. it is really nice especially the chicken.

  3. 30 years...! That's really something. Must try this when I visit penang.