25 Dec '17, 2am
Sin Heng Kee – The Thick Congee Will Warm Your Heart https://t.co/ezJIcOx9Wm
There are two common styles of porridge in Singapore – the grainier and watery Teochew porridge, where each grain is still quite whole and separated, and the Cantonese congee, a mush of rice and water. Sin Heng Kee specializes in congee. Not just any congee, but the extremely thick and gooey kind that can only be achieved from hours and hours of boiling. The brand currently has two outlets – the original one at Hougang Street 61 and its new branch at Yishun Avenue 9. When we visited the Hougang branch at around 1pm on a weekday afternoon, it was swarmed with diners. Although it’s located within a housing estate, there were many white-collar workers having their lunch there. We were lucky and found a seat almost immediately, but had to wait for 20 minutes before our bowls of piping hot gruel came. Sin Heng Kee has quite a number of congees available– fish, pork, century egg...