I Ate My (Fried) Porridge @ Restoran Bubur Goreng, KlangOctober 17, 2011 | 13,430 views
Fried Porridge (RM12/USD4) – Just when you can’t have the best of both worlds, ie; eating healthy food (porridge) yet not bland and character-less, try “Bubur Goreng”.
I know. I should not have gone all out and walloped everything in sight when nursing a sore throat, terrible cough and giddiness.
But then again, that’s just the rebellious nature in me.
To lessen the guilt, so to speak, I have decided to go against all my principles and went all out to hunt for porridge for dinner. And knowing me, you would have laughed at the thought of dear Motormouth seated obediently on a stool while scooping plain old, boring porridge into his dropped jaw; wet towel on the forehead and thermometer under his tongue.
Heck, I can’t imagine the atrocity of it all myself. *shudder*
And hence, off I ventured to territories unchartered; this residential area named Berkeley garden in Klang for something unlike the version of a poor man’s food laden with sinful bits of fried pork lard, cubes of mushy yam and tofu, and fine strips of dried cuttlefish …..
Punchy, green chili sambal that probably contributed to my downfall for the remaining of the weekend. But it pays to suffer from this fiery mash of madness.
Fried Meatballs (RM10) – More like a Hakka’s favourite snack; the bite-sized pork balls were packed with flavours; a deep resemblance to the “char yoke” (explosive meat?!) that I have grown a certain fondness for.
Steamed Lala (RM15) – Swimming in a pool of broth infused with pleasant fragrance of rice wine, smashed ginger and garlic and bits of cili padi for that spicy nuance, the small clams (la-la) were every bit juicy and fresh like good seafood should be.
Discovered this post by accident. No, I did not stumble upon this hidden gem masquerading as a neighbourhood restaurant nestled deep within the heart of this garden.
But a colleague of mine was raving about this fried porridge in Klang, and as far as I knew, one could only find fried porridge in Penang or Serdang (of Kedah, not Selangor).
To that notion, I was skeptical. And then a simple search and I found BangsarBabe’s post, to which I started to have faith in this place. Furthermore, the Babe (the blogger, not my colleague) lured me further with her raving accounts of the crab with bee hoon.
This was my first time trying the fried porridge. If you think that this sounds ludicrous; to imagine good old porridge being FRIED of all cooking manners, then you need to spare that reservation of yours and try this.
Good stuff that had me polishing every single grain (or what’s left of a slurry of rice boiled to a pulpy finish). A distinct aroma from the addition of ‘tiew phin’ (not meaning to sound vulgar, but that’s the best that I can come up with for dried cuttlefish), and a smoky, almost burnt taste from the frying of the porridge, this was more than sufficient to justify for the visit.
And the miles travelled, while still hacking away like nobody’s business. Oh, the steamed la-la and fried meat balls were of above average qualities too, so the more reason you should consider an excursion to Klang … NOT only for the famous Klang Bak Kut Teh.
With a name like that, how else would you consider better branding?
Will return for the crabs (HUGE ones, from the finger-licking experience I witnessed from the neighbouring tables), and whatever else they might be dishing up to appease this insatiable appetite.
For now, I’d better rest up. Can’t be enjoying the crabs when I can’t even taste the sweetness of the meat.
RESTORAN BUBUR GORENG (non-Halal)
32, 34, Lorong Lang,
41150 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel No : +6016-686 8579
Opens from 5.30pm – 2.45am
GPS Coordinates : N03 03.404 E101 27.832
(some information nicked from this post)