The Chowrasta Market is lined with plenty of food stalls selling throughout the morning. There is one particular stall that sells tasty pork innards porridge. If you are a huge fan of chu chap jook which is considered a bizarre food to some people but a delicacy to others, do check out this stall that has been operating for many years.
Warm and comforting bowl of porridge
Garnished with plenty of spring onions
According to the shopowner, the porridge is cooked for hours till the starch breaks down to produce such smooth texture. A bowl of porridge would normally include different types of pig innards such as intestines, spleen, liver, coagulated blood, with added Char Siew and the crispy fried intestines. All this is painstakingly prepared by the owner.
The intestine, fried or fresh is one of the main ingredients of this porridge. Most customers go for the fried intestines (zhar cheong) as they are crunchy. Some even go the extent of ordering an extra serving of this popular item. When soaked in the porridge, the fried intestines get softer and this adds more flavour to the porridge itself…just heavenly.
Business is brisk and the place is amazingly packed with porridge lovers. As sitting places are very limited, I had my seat in front of the stall itself.
Indeed a good breakfast. An ordinary portion of porridge just cost you somewhere between RM2.20 to RM2.50 which is very reasonable. I like chu chap jook, do you like it too or are you squeamish about it?
Click here for the Map Location. It’s on the left hand side of Kuala Kangsar Road if you are walking in from Campbell Street (no vehicles are allow in this road during market hours).
GPS Coordinates : N05 25.093 E100 19.965
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