Congee (Rice Porridge)

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 06, 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
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