Tian Tian Pork Porridge Hawker Stall in Chinatown Complex Singapore

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Tian Tian Pork Porridge HeartHeart
Restaurants and bars
Open: Breakfast and lunch daily
Price: Low

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Address: #02-185 Chinatown Complex, Block 335, Smith St
Country: Singapore

The Chinatown Food Centre is currently closed until the end of May 2019 for renovations.
Tian Tian Pork Porridge is one of the best places in Singapore to experience Cantonese porridge and the accompanying raw fish plate that is always seen as a necessary accompaniment.
First of all note that since the refurbishment of the Centre many of the stall numbers have changes. Tian Tian Porridge now is #02-185 - this means it is on the second floor (all the stalls are) and is stall number 185. The stall numbers are displayed on each one and each row has the range of stall numbers showing. To help you locate places even quicker the stools are colour coded. This stall is to be found where the deep blue stools are.
This stall is somewhat different as you do not have to queue unlike many of the other popular stalls. You place your order and then tell them which table you are at - all tables are numbered. They write your order on a piece of paper and place it in a bowl. When the porridge is ready (and this may take some time) it is brought to your table and you pay at that stage. You can tell how long the virtual queue is by how many bowl are queued up.
We like two types of porridge from this stall. First we like the pork porridge with pork mince, liver and other inside bits and second we like the fish porridge which has very fresh slices of grass fish (carp) and is slippery smooth and very comforting. We like to accompany this with a small plate of sliced raw fish which comes to the table with the slices glistening from a coating of sesame oil and soy sauce.
This is a porridge not to be missed.
PS: There is no relationship between this stall and the Tian Tian Chicken Rice stall down at Maxwell St Market.

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