Congee (Rice Porridge) Hong Kong Travel Guide / October 17, 2016
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Ultimate. Comfort. Food. Congee is guaranteed to bring sheer happiness to anybody, whether one is sick or not. It also does not matter what time of the day you decide to make a go for it. Anytime is a good time for congee.
A humble bowl of plain congee can satiate a grumbling tummy. Top it with roasted garlic bits, some fresh scallions and ground pepper to give that extra oomph to your porridge.
If you decide to throw in some chicken strips, thin pork slices or a freshly cracked egg in your sticky rice broth, you’re in for a gastronomic delight!
Here are the best places to get congee in Hong Kong.
- TRUSTY CONGEE KING | Wan Chai
For rich, tasty and MSG-free congee
What to order: Rabbit fish congee, Chicken congee, Rice congee with pig’s liver
Price range: HK$30 to $70 ($3.87 to $9.02)
When: 11:00 - 22:45 Mon to Sat; 11:00 - 21:45 Suns
Where: 7 Heard St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
- LAW FU KEE | Central
For smooth and creamy congee in an old school ambience
What to order: Pig liver and fish congee, Congee with fish belly, braised noodles with beef, liver, giblet & minced pork ball congee
Price range: HK$35 to $50 ($4.51 to $6.45)
When: 07:00 – 23:00 daily
Where: Ground Floor, 142 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
- SANG KEE CONGEE SHOP | Sheung Wan
For the best fish belly congee in Hong Kong
What to order: Fish belly congee, Pork and century egg congee, Fried fish cakes, Fried chicken wings
Price range: HK$25 to $50 ($3.22 to $6.45)
When: 06:30 – 21:00 Mon to Sat, closed on Suns
Where: Ground Level, 7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong