I tried the century egg porridge today. It was great. Smooth congee, made with love and lots of ingredients. The century egg tasted fresh. The youtiao was clearly fried a la minute. Best part was there was no MSG! I didn't get the usual thirst or headaches afterwards. Also light enough to avoid post-lunch slumber. Will be making this part of my WFH lunch menu.
This was our second time ordering their pencai for CNY! It was easy to order, convenient to collect, tasty to eat! The ingredients were fresh and flavourful, and the presentation was beautiful. All our relatives enjoyed it. Would recommend.
The upsize Porridge had reasonable portions of ingredients. The pork collar was hard. I have tasted better porridge with tender pieces of pork meat. May try other food in the menu but not the porridge again.
Warm, hearty home-cooked food that makes it worth for me to go out of the way and travel from the arts faculty to here for lunch. Friendly folks too. Fresh ingredients used and very comfortable.
The only gripe I have is the heavy use of disposables even for dining in. With all the talk on going eco, using disposables is a big minus point for me. And it also undermines the presentation of the otherwise awesome food. Perhaps they can also give discounts for those who bring their own containers, since regular customers include workers from NUH and NUS students.
My favourite is the chicken scallop century egg porridge! Nice carrot cake too but I find the black carrot cake is a tad salty for me. Doesn’t have that sweet taste like the regular carrot cake. Do you use dark soya sauce instead?
This is my second time here and what brought me back was the smell of porridge. :) Casual and cozy set up, great place to meet with my NUS friends. Healthy dining option, very tasty.
Must try the porridge! I like the beehoon too (big portion), also like that the ondeh ondeh is not too sweet.
A very cosy place to dine in near NUH. Simple yet very homely menu which changes, including some traditional Chinese desserts. The portions are quite decent as well, I left with a very filled tummy!
We had regular Empress porridge ($5), Taiwanese braised meat rice ($7), Pig trotter fried bee hoon ($6), lotus root with fun kok soup ($2.50), orh nee ($2.80) and ondeh ondeh ($1.50).
The pig trotter bee hoon is my favourite, but if you are looking for something sweet, then the orh nee is really good!
Wholesome, home-cooked food - great if you're under the weather or performing penance for your Haidilao adventure last night. Food options all pretty distinct from the fare found in the NUS canteens, so it's worth the ISB trip down to KR MRT.
1) Empress Porridge ($5, with smaller $4 option)
Rich, brothy and complex. Theres red rice, bits of fish (batang?) and lots of hei bi (dried shrimp). Think the porridge you have when ill, but "zhng"-ed.
1b) Tao Suan ($1.50)
That's about hawker-centre rates for a hearty warm bowl of goodness. Dessert options vary by day.
2) Claypot Chicken Rice ($6.50)
Star of the meal. Not the traditional kind with burnt rice, but the chicken and shiitake was frankly amazing.
3) Hokkien Prawn Noodle ($5.50)
Brothy and rich, with pretty fresh prawns and squid. All the trappings of regular Hokkien Mee like belly pork and fried lard but tastes very homey and wholesome.
4) Fish Maw Soup ($3.50)
Pretty generous portion of fish maw, but they ran out of meatballs. Plenty of cabbage and leeks that added to the sweetness of the soup.
Excellent home-cooked fare with a cozy hole-in-the-wall like atmosphere. Ingredients were fresh and portion sizes were very generous. Tried a range of their dishes and was very impressed with the effort put into preparation. Definitely a good choice if you're in the mood for some wholesome dishes
Personally recommend the Claypot Chicken Rice ($6.50/$7.50). A good take on claypot rice - chicken pieces were SO incredibly tender, braised to perfection in a rich soy sauce gravy.
Ended off the meal with a luscious bowl of Tau Suan ($1.50). Was never a fan of the dessert but this bowl truly changed my mind.
Would definitely recommend this place if you happen to happen to be in the NUH area.
Highly recommended for a healthy and affordable meal! Had the fried rice with 2 large pieces of har cheong gai. It was a tasty and hearty home-cooked lunch~ Staff were also friendly and recommended many other items like local desserts. Definitely worth a visit!
I absolutely love this place! I am generally not a fan of porridge but I thoroughly enjoyed their signature porridge and will definitely come back for more!! The porridge is full of flavour, the rice grains were plump and juicy, and they are generous with their portions and ingredients. I can say the same for their consort beehoon. The prawn paste chicken is a must try as well! In addition, the staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely an ideal place to visit during the lunch hour, or for a casual dinner (: Highly recommended!!
Highly recommended for a quick meal at a convenient location (just beside Kent ridge mrt). Suitable for small groups and extremely convenient for nuh staff or nus students to settle their meal. Price is reasonable. Food is good. I liked their hainanese curry rice the most.
A hearty meal is what you need to get through a work day! While i absolutely love the signature Empress porridge, the Beef Stew Rice special is now my favourite! Not only the beef briskets was large and tender, there were lovely assortment of vegetables with healthy brown rice.
Definitely try that! It’s delicious!
Highly recommend Empress Porridge! Went there with my colleagues and we all agree that the food portion is very generous! The price are really reasonable and most importantly, the food are yummy! All of them are my favourites and it’s so difficult to choose one only. It will be awesome to go with a group of friends so you can try more of the yummlicious food!
Popped by this unassuming eatery beside Kent Ridge MRT and was surprised to have found an affordable, great-tasting yet healthy spot. Tried their signature Empress Porridge ($5 regular, $4 small), Consort Beehoon ($4.50) and Har Cheong Gai ($2.50 for 4) - all of which tasted great and were great value-for-money at generous portions. The Empress Porridge had a thick, smooth consistency and is made with healthy brown/red rice grains without compromising on flavour. Also, staff were friendly and offered us free Empress Rose Tea while waiting. Highly recommended!
Empress Porridge have wide variety of choice of food to choose from. Noodle, Rice, Soup, Dessert. Simply a well dinner delight meal to go well with Friends. The ingredient is well served to our liking. The proportion is well like by my friend.
I was there last Friday.
ordered quite a few dishes
Pig Trotter Bee Hoon
Lu Rou Fan
Very reasonably priced and I'm surprised at the portion of the ingredients given in the Pig Trotter Bee Hoon and Lu Rou Fan. Basically they were not stingy and had given us alot alot of 料.
Flavours wise, I am definitely awed by the signature Empress Porridge. Please do give it a try when you are there.
Love the porridge most as they are very generous with the ingredients! The large bowl portion is enough for 2 ladies and I love that they even cater small portion � Pork trotter bee hoon was my 2nd favourite as mentioned above, the ingredients were really generous � Definitely value for money. The staffs are friendly and nice when we requested for extra bowls / utensils for sharing. Don't forget to try out the ondeh ondeh too, fat and juicy �