*from my Star2Sunday column
When I go on food hunts, I sometimes come across restaurants with quirky names. Since I’m not very good at memorising names, the quirkier the name, the more I’m likely to remember it. Like Restoran Bubur Goreng in Taman Berkeley, Klang, where Rif and I stopped by for a late dinner last week.
The place was relatively crowded – people were having the fried porridge with beer and whisky. I even spotted a table of men having a bottle of Martell Cordon Bleu. Talk about the good life!
As the name suggests, this restaurant specialises in bubur goreng, also known as fried porridge. I’ve never been huge on porridge. When I was a child, Mum used to feed me porridge whenever I was sick, so I grew up equating porridge to illness. Putting my reservations aside, I ordered a portion of the highly recommended fried porridge, a plate of Hokkien Mee and siong tong lala.
The lady boss took one look at me and decided (on her own initiative) to cancel my porridge, thinking there was no way I could finish all the food.
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Interesting bubur goreng, delicious crab mee hoon and generous portions.