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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good options & hearty meal

Often, I choose century egg & minced pork or frog legs. Always satisfy my cravings for porridge. Generous helping of spring onion & fried garlic. However, the kitchen is rather unkempt and in dire need for a renovation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Louise P
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Singapore River, Singapore
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Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Often, I choose century egg & minced pork or frog legs. Always satisfy my cravings for porridge. Generous helping of spring onion & fried garlic. However, the kitchen is rather unkempt and in dire need for a renovation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I personally don't find anything particularly special about this porridge. Its alright, but not worth queuing for. Perhaps I ordered the wrong dish? Had the fish porridge and they weren't very generous with it. Furthermore, there were tiny bones in my porridge. It wasn't a very pleasant meal. No doubt, the porridge is flavourful and cheap, but I wouldn't queue... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

With all the rave about the porridge I went to Maxwell Food Court. It was on weekdays around 2pm, but I waited for 45 mins before getting my porridge. To be honest, the queue is not that long, but its just slow. I watched other stall with longer queue but moved faster. The porridge tasted good though, but not sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Zhen Zhen porridge is well known among the locals for serving the best value for money and best tasting porridge in Singapore. The $4 portion is choke full of ingredients whether it is the minced pork or fish porridge that you ordered. Almost everyone will order an extra plate of yusheng or raw fish to go with the porridge. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's always long queue for this stall on the weekend (not too sure if it's the same for weekdays)....best to avoid 9-11am as the queuing time can be as long as an hour to an hour and half. The store close in the afternoon till the next working day. Their porridge is very smooth. If you eat raw fish, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

have been going to them for years! They just raised the price after the food court renovated. Not a lot of increase, still below market price. Poor old folks hovering over the stove deserve the increase. Their fish salad also very good. Keep supporting them! But beware the queues!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I admit the food is above your normal Joe in a food court but all the special ingredients will disintegrate after you have queued up for 20 mins. There is simple no magic in the porridge which is pure carbo for you to sweat it out. The sad reality is queuing for a bowl does not help. I am not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This stall serves a decent pork congee or slice fish congee. The raw fish is fresh and value for money. Congee is always cooked upon request. Hence the dish is served pipping hot. A must try for congee lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the best porridge I have ever had besides my mother's home cooked. It's very smooth and fragrant. They are also very generous with the ingredients and condiments. The raw fish is also very fresh and delicious. Superb!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

The queue for congee (rice porridge) is almost as long as the q for tian tian chicken next row. One thing for sure you will not find any westerner lining up for this watery food. You can get a bowl of porridge n pay another $4.50 for a plate of sashimi fish slice with lime to kill any bacteria or... More 

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  • Address: Maxwell Road #01-54, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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