There are many varieties and flavours of porridge in town but lately we were recommended to try out the frog porridge at a shop located in Datuk Keramat Road, Penang which was set up three months ago. Their main menu is frog porridge with three different portions – small, medium or large all served in claypots. They also have other dishes besides porridge.



We had a medium pot of frog porridge (tin gai zuk) RM20. The porridge is very fine and smooth and comes with generous amount of frog pieces. It is topped with chopped spring onions, dash of sesame oil and strips of fresh ginger.


Apart from the porridge, they also serve eel and frog with kiong choong (spring onion and ginger) or spicy kung poh (dried chilies). These dishes makes a good complement with plain porridge or plain noodles, and similarly comes in three different portions too. We went for the medium pot of spicy kung poh eel (RM20).The eel which is stir fried with the ginger, onions and dried chilies really give a kick to the taste buds.


I ordered an extra bowl of plain noodle which cost RM1.20 to go with the eel. I find it a bit expensive for the plain noodle.


Another side dish of boiled lettuce with oyster sauce and bah hu (floss meat) RM4.


This meal is slightly expensive because frog and eel is considered exotic meat but we did enjoyed this tasty meal recommended to us by K.Leong.


This is their first outlet in Penang island with existing outlets in Kampung Baru, B.M. and Raja Uda in the mainland. You should hop over here for some steaming hot porridge which is specially fantastic taken on a rainy day.

Updates ! The addresses for their two other outlets…

3215, Jalan Kampung Baru
Taman Tampoi Indah
Bukit Mertajam
H/P 012-4786368

6172, Ground Floor
Jalan Ong Yi How
Raja Uda
H/P 012-4919099

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33 comments so far


i like to eat frog porridge~~

July 22nd, 2008 at 9:37 pm

good to hear you enjoyed it..
i ll tell zheng if there is any better suggestion than this one next time..

July 22nd, 2008 at 11:18 pm
Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious

hi ck! thanks for your sweet compliment over at my blog. It's really thoughtful of you!

i love food and penang hv been a great place to get great foods for me & my friends. I'll add you to my blogroll so that i could easily find where to get good food in penang! Keeps posting, k! :)

July 23rd, 2008 at 12:03 am
New Kid on the Blog

I’ve been to the one in Raja Uda, and didn’t get any pictures. Reason… was too busy eating it!! hahahahaha… :D

July 23rd, 2008 at 8:08 am
CK Lam

Squall – I like it too.

K Leong – hope to get more recommendations and suggestions of tasty food outlets from you.

Jean Chia – thank you for adding me to your blogroll, I have done the same too.

New Kid on the Blog – does the outlet in Raja Uda serve the same type of dishes or more? There are only limited choices over here.

July 23rd, 2008 at 10:28 am

There is one shop serve nice frog porridge too. It’s near the Lye Lye Bah Kut Teh (opposite Red Rock Hotel). The shop name is Geylang XXX. I kinda forgot. hehe.. As it’s been quite a while since the last time I dine at that shop.

The shop serve Claypot Kung Po Frog (my favourite), Spring Ginger and Onion. This is what I remember. Apart from this, there also serve some tofu and vege.

I luv the frog served there!

July 23rd, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Hehehehe. New places for me to try. This one is under my radar. Great job and keep posting.

July 23rd, 2008 at 1:27 pm
Little Inbox

I’ve been longed for a bowl of plain porridge with kung poh frog. Will go jalan-jalan and makan-makan.

July 23rd, 2008 at 1:29 pm
CK Lam

Allie – thanks for your suggestion… I will give it a try.

Fortesfidelis – good to take your wife on this cold rainy day for yummy porridge at this new place.

Little Inbox – go for the kung poh frog and eel too…both just as good!

July 23rd, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Hi cklam! Dropping by a fellow penang blogger.:) I have tried a similar version of the frog porridge before in Singapore Geylang road. Hopefully the one in Penang will be as good or even better! :)

July 23rd, 2008 at 6:04 pm
Tau Sar Phneah

hey penang kia!!! greetings from manchester!!!

saw your footprints in my blog!!!

thanks for dropping by!!!…you’ve a great blog here…and it’s making me drooling as it’s all about food!!!!

i misssss penang so much!!!! esp the FOOOOOOOOD….

mind to link up??

July 24th, 2008 at 12:39 am
New Kid on the Blog

very limited choice… the kung poh is extremely hot!!! normally eel will remove all the bones before they cook, but the one in raja uda did not. so, it’s kinda weird to me. anyway, their eel is nice… good!

July 24th, 2008 at 8:04 am
CK Lam

Iamthewitch – I haven’t tasted those in Geylang, so quite difficult to compare…you can give this a try too.

Tau Sar Phneah – thanks to penang kia for linking me up…I will add yours too.
At the mean time enjoy drooling over my food pictures, then sapu everything when you make your trip back…haha :)

July 24th, 2008 at 9:32 am
Shell (??)

i like spicy kung poh frog with plain porridge^^

July 24th, 2008 at 9:55 am
soo sean

I tried the Sin Geylang, but it disappointed me. Hesitating to try this one….

July 24th, 2008 at 2:39 pm
HuatKoay @ PenangTuaPui

had been targeted their frog porridge long time back,, just too bz recently for my new born baby boy.

Will kick off the food hunt soon…

July 24th, 2008 at 3:40 pm
CK Lam

Shell – looks like we share the same liking for this porridge.
Your blog also has lots of yummy food that I like too :)

Soo Sean – nice of you to drop by…the food is good but you can always try ordering a small pot for a start.

July 24th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

EELS!! Is that some Penang style Unagi? omg omg omg.. looks super delicious

That's it.. I am going to try the branch in Kampung Baru in BM when I get back >.<

July 24th, 2008 at 4:07 pm
CK Lam

New Kid on the Blog – thanks for the updates.

HuatKoay @PenangTuaPui – congratulations to this proud parent of the newborn baby…maybe can post up a picture of your baby boy for us to see la!!!

July 24th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

hi, thanks for dropping by. try bm food. got lots of nice food there!!!

July 24th, 2008 at 5:33 pm
name: da_big_d

My gf wanna eat frog porridge. Definitely going there.

July 24th, 2008 at 10:11 pm
CK Lam

Vkeong – thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope you will enjoy your visit to their outlet in Kampung Baru…do share the reviews too.

July 24th, 2008 at 10:49 pm
CK Lam

Duckie – planning to go over BM this weekend, will definitely try it out.

Name: da big d – take her over there, I’m sure she likes the food…its very tasty!

July 24th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Haha I like their sign board. Never tried frog porridge before. Do they have kung pao eel cooked in claypot?

July 25th, 2008 at 8:31 am

I’ve just tried the Geylang version of frog porridge as I am in Singapore right now.
I feel that the one near to Lye Lye Bah Kut Teh is much better.

Hmm.. maybe I went to the wrong shop at Geylang? I went to Geylang road 19.

July 25th, 2008 at 3:25 pm
CK Lam

Durianberry – Try out the food when you come back to Penang…the kung pao eel is the recommended dish.
Btw…the froggie on the signboard is so cute.

Allie – Sure to visit the one opposite Red Rock Hotel.
So nice of you for updating me even when you are down in Singapore…thanks

July 25th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

Never tried frog meat before. Dare not also. Hahaha. Dunno why, just the thought of it is enough for me to refrain from it.

July 28th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Hi What2see,

I have never try on Frog Porridge before…will give it a try one fine day. Thanks for the recommendation.

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July 28th, 2008 at 7:11 pm
CK Lam

Buzzingbee – It’s alright if you don’t feel like eating it…maybe one fine day, you might want to taste it.

July 29th, 2008 at 12:13 am
CK Lam

Noir – Thanks for the invitation to view your food blog. Its great of you to post all those promotions on outlets. I am happy to link you to my site and share all the goodies with all my readers.

July 29th, 2008 at 9:51 am

Thanks for linking… By the way, nice new layout for your blog :)

July 30th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Need to try it out then. Hope it will have the same standard as what I tried in Geylang Sg.

I was very dissappointed with the one in Macalister Road that carries the name Geylang as well. Maybe trying to steal some limelight. I even gave advice to the owner since he asked for some advice because just started this business when I was there.

Hopefully he improves. I need to go for 2nd try since Allie mentioned that it is better that the one in Geylang Sg. :)

April 10th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

TrinaNaRanong – It’s nice seeing you in my food blog. When you do revisit the one in Macalister Road, pls share your review with me.

April 13th, 2009 at 10:17 am

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