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You Yi Fish Porridge at Chomp Chomp – Don’t Underestimate It!!
By Alfred September 18, 2009
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You Yi Fish Porridge at Chomp Chomp – Don’t Underestimate It!!
Fast Facts
Fish Porridge
Chinese Cuisine
Hawker Centre
Price Range:
S$1 - S$5
Rating Range:
7 to 7.9
Food Centre:
Chomp Chomp Food Centre
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Have you ever wondered what gives foreigners the perception that Singaporeans love eating? Ok other than we’re willing to wait for food and willing to travel across the island for it, what else? Nothing else right?

The way I look at it, we just take pride in looking for the best deal, that’s all! Like that also kanna tekan. The fact is we have a lot more perseverance unlike others, who are more likely tak boleh tahan.

Ok now, other than that, there are infact quite a few other misperceptions of Singaporeans by foreigners. Don’t know if you’ve heard of this one, but I once read somewhere that says Singaporeans can be fined for carrying a certain type of fruit. Of course we all know that it’s referring to transporting Durian in the MRT. But see how it is generally rephrased using different words that can produce twisted meanings that seem to sound like we’re worse off than a communist state.

Another thing the whole world couldn’t understand is why we use tissue paper to chop seats. For foreigners, it’s a fair game. As long your butt is not on it, then it’s mine. For us it’s another. There are unwritten rules and everyone follows. Of course all these are reflective of our culture and mentality. And that could all be stemmed from the fact that we are Kiasu(scared to lose) and Kiasi(scared to die) but that’s what foreigners think, the truth is we all just have more will to win right?

Delicious fish slice in porridge $4

At Chomp Chomp Food Centre, if it’s a weekend and you’re not kiasu, you can practically forget about eating. The fact is, at dinner time, it took me 30 mins to look for a seat and another 20 mins for my food to arrive, so if you’re not Kiasu and Kiasi type, you really will wait long long!

If it’s weekend and you found yourself at Chomp Chomp Food Centre, waited 30 mins for a seat and didn’t feel like waiting for another 20-30 mins for your food, then consider eating from a stall that has a short waiting time.

You Yi Fish Porridge is one of those stalls at Chomp Chomp Food Centre that has been around for a long time. Infact they’re one of the few stalls that still managed to retain their exact store location after every upgrading works. Behind them used to be a Braised Duck cum Kway Chap store which is long gone or maybe moved to somewhere in the centre, and beside them used to be a Soy Bean Milk stall.

So if you care about eating something at Chomp Chomp Food Centre that’s been around for as long as the place lived, then this is it.

You may think, ‘Such a short wait time, food nice or not?’. Don’t be fooled by the short wait time, the fact is very few people would actually travel all the way to Chomp Chomp Food Centre and then have porridge for dinner. Most can’t wait to whack those oily spicy food like Hokkien Mee, Otah, BBQ Stingray or Chicken Wing. So this stall unfortunately is only attracting the ‘health conscious’ customers or those that can’t be bothered to wait another 20 min for other food.

When my parents brought us to Chomp Chomp Food Centre in the past, my mum never fails to order a bowl of fish porridge from You Yi Fish Porridge to go along with other food. Somehow this fish porridge can be quite shiok. After eating your Char Kway Teow, Chicken Wing and other BBQ food, you do really appreciate a spoonful of fish soup down your throat. It just gives you that much needed ‘wash’.

Fish Porridge from You Yi Fish Porridge $4

The fact is there’s something else that make this bowl of porridge lagi shiok. The seller is a fan of dry hae bee(dried shrimp) and tik poh(dried sole fish) apparently, therefore there are always an abundance at the bottom of the soup.

As we all know, there are hardly any Fish Porridge people would actually rave because the shiokness level in this kind of food just don’t make the cut to exceed shiokness level of other food like Chai Tao Kway or Fried Oyster.

But if you are at Chomp Chomp Food Centre and every of those spicy and oily food had been ordered, try giving You Yi Fish Porridge a go, this delicious Fish Porridge might just come in handy at the end of your ‘jerlad’ meal and make your whole eating experience at Chomp Chomp more complete.

Price: $4

Recommendation: Fish Porridge though they have other things like Fish E-mian etc.

Conclusion: Not sure how much better a bowl of Fish Porridge can get but this is one of those I’ve been eating since young and always provide a good level of shiokness. The soup has very good flavour because of dried shrimps and tik poh used. Fish is always fresh. So this is a rather safe bet and the good thing is the waiting time is short.

Likes: Soup has good flavour. Fish is fresh.

Dislikes: Would be good if more laver can be thrown in.

Address Overall Rating

You Yi Fish Porridge
Stall 18
20 Kensington Park Road
Chomp Chomp Food Centre
5.30pm – 12am

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Readers' Comment(s) : 4
Sam says:

I like mian xian at this stall.

Posted September 19, 2009
DT says:

The english name for this stall is FRIENDSHIP Fish porridge

Posted September 19, 2009
Adam says:

Singaporean kiasu kiasi because the government neber take care of them. Everything expensive so they bo bian have to take care of themself and thats how they become obsessed with winning and hence dread losing and so kiasu!

Posted September 29, 2009
Matchy says:

stall i think no more

Posted October 2, 2012
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