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Zhen Zhen Porridge

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Maxwell Road #01-54, Singapore, Singapore
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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Abit Salty!

Of course when I go to Singapore I need to visit this place for some congee. However this time it was a bit salty but it was still a satisfying experience. A tip is the sizing was really generous so if you are not a big eater then the small one is actually very big already.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Of course when I go to Singapore I need to visit this place for some congee. However this time it was a bit salty but it was still a satisfying experience. A tip is the sizing was really generous so if you are not a big eater then the small one is actually very big already.

Thank kenc288
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.

Thank Louise P
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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 

Thank Junrong L
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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 

Thank bafabifi
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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 

Thank Eric T
Singapore, Singapore
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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 

Thank Mineday
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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!

Thank Vguudeal
Singapore, Singapore
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

Thank davidx71
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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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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