I first heard about this Geylang Lor 9 frog porridge from the biggest frog nemesis of all – Kim. Ever since then we’ve been talking about going there to give it a try but somehow failed in actually doing it.
The craving eventually got the best of me last night, so Haze and I went there for dinner without waiting for the frog queen. Sorry Kim.
Geylang Lor9 clay pot frog porridge
From the friends who had the luxury working in Singapore, I’ve always told that if there’s one food the republic got it better than here, it is the clay pot frogs, and when it comes to clay pot frogs, Geylang Lor 9 is the most famous of them all. So I guess we’re lucky that the first specialty frog centric restaurant in PJ is this original branch from Singapore.
clay pot kung pao frog
The restaurant is located at the other end of the same row that houses McDonald’s at SS2. Smallish in size, but air conditioned with a visible kitchen behind see through glasses, so you know what you’re being served isn’t prepared in some back alley (some restaurants at SS2 actually do that.)
The menu is pretty simple. There’s frog porridge, kung pao frog, and frog with ginger and onion, all served in clay pot and priced at RM 12 per fresh frog. They’re a few other chicken dishes and vegetables but who really cares right?
frog porridge and kung pao frog
We ordered a portion of frog porridge, a serving of kung pao frog, and a dish of oily vegetable to provide a bit of balance to the dinner.
The frog porridge came piping hot, the frog’s quite big and definitely fresh. Adding a bit of sesame oil, soya sauce, and pepper complete the dish. It was good!
Kung pao frog was hot, fragrant, and definitely had some kicks to it. While we also ordered steamed rice for it, I found myself mixing some kung pao frog and it’s sauce with the porridge very addictive.
Haze and KY
While I haven’t tried it at the original Geylang Lor 9 branch in Singapore and thus can’t provide any direct comparison, I certainly think that this place is worth a visit if you’re a frog lover. Lets go there Kim!