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Where do you go when you’ve got the munchies at 3am in the morning but don’t feel like heading to yet another mamak restaurant that serves spicy food and nothing else?

Well, if you’re a fan of Teo Chew porridge, you’re in luck, there are several such places that offers nightcrawlers a bowl of warm congee with dozens of different dishes to go along, one of such places is Restoran Peng Hwa at Old Klang Road.

Peng Hwa Restaurant at Old Klang Road
Peng Hwa Restaurant at Old Klang Road

Situated between Pearl Point and Scott’s Garden on the busier part of Old Klang Road, Peng Hwa is one of those old school restaurants offering porridge and rice that operates some 18 hours a day (11am to 5am). I mean, no one really eats porridge or mixed rice with pre cooked dishes for breakfast, but for any other meal, you’re covered.

intestine, Chinese sausage, mushroom, mui choi pork and more
intestine, Chinese sausage, mushroom, mui choi pork and more

Like most such type of restaurants, Peng Hwa offers classic dishes such as pork intestine, soya sauce chicken, Chinese sausage, mushroom, fried vegetable, luncheon meat. salted duck egg and so forth.

They tasted pretty good too! For the three of us on a late night supper a week or so ago, we spent about RM 8-9 per person including drinks. Not the cheapest supper nor the healthiest, but I’d say it beats mamak restarant any day.

map to Peng Hwa restaurant at Old Klang Road

Address:
Restaurant Peng Hwa (non-halal)
No 19A, Jalan Klang Lama (Old Klang Road)
Batu 4 1/3, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.089242, 101.674050
Hours:: daily from 11am to 5am

Teow Chew porridge is always one of the de facto comfort food to me, whenever I have a case of bad stomach or running under the weather, this would be my food of choice. Not overpowering, light yet can be flavorful, and best of all, pretty economical.

The teow chew porridge at Sun Fat Kee kopitiam is one of the more traditional establishments, with quite a variety of choices and steaming hot watery porridge every afternoon.

Teow Chew Porridge at Restaurant Sun Fat Kee
Teow Chew porridge, the ultimate comfort food

For a single person, I usually take a cincaru fish (leather jacket, like at Mum’s place) kembong, luncheon meat (spam), and a piece of tofu. At this stall, everything is done right, the kembong is fried/seared with plenty of chili padi and just enough amount of salt. The texture of the fish and it’s saltiness goes very well with the porridge.

Of course, luncheon is always one of my favorite dishes to go with porridge. They deep fried it with a thin layer of egg batter to add to the meat’s flavor as well. Then there’s the tofu to provide another type of texture from the other two dishes. Nice.

Teow Chew Porridge at Restaurant Sun Fat Kee
cincaru fish, spam, tofu, slurps

The meal costs less than RM5, healthy (to a certain extend) and guarantee to not upset the stomach. If you’re looking for comfort food, this is the one.

Teow Chew Porridge at Restaurant Sun Fat Kee
Sun Fat Kee kopitiam is located at Seapark

The same kopitiam has one of the better nasi lemak at night, and opposite it there’s the Soo Kee Ipoh kueh teow soup during the day time.

Address:
Jalan 21/11b,
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.109920, 101.622301