Friday, December 11, 2015

=Food Hunt= Penang - Double Happiness Porridge @ Bao Zhou Po Claypot Porridge

Seafood Porridge is nothing new in Penang, but somehow Bao Zhou Po Claypot Porridge in Kampung Malabar offers a better way to enjoy authentic Teow Chew porridge, which they recommended their customers to mix and match the seafood in order to get the best out of the seafood. So we are talking about double the choice, double the happiness in a big clay pot. And the best part of the restaurant is that the owner who loves to cook. So we can assume that they are more sensitive to the taste.



River Prawn and Clam (Kapa) porridge, estimated price RM51
There are 15 choices of ingredients to cook with the porridge. However, Gibson Prefer the river prawns mixed with clams (kapa), simply sweet and aromatic, yet a pot for 2 people that consist of 350gram fresh water prawn and 1 set of clam that only costs about RM51.



There are 2 things you must take note. Firstly, they need about 35 minutes to cook your porridge, so be prepared to wait. Secondly, if the seafood you choose is less than RM50, you need to pay RM15 for the porridge, or else it is free. The smallest portion of the porridge is serves at least 2 persons, so better bring a companion with you.



Here are the price lists of the ingredients for porridge:
Fresh Prawn RM10/100g
Sea Prawn RM12/100g
Female Crab RM12/100g
Male Crab RM12/100g
Sliced Grouper RM12/100g
Haruan RM 8/100g
Frog RM15/1 frog
Eel RM 8/100g
Minced Pork RM15/1 portion
Abalone RM40/2 abalones
Royal Abalone RM12/100g
Clam RM16/1 set
Fan-shaped shells of scallop RM4/pc
Scallop (big) RM25/8pcs
Scallop (small) RM10/100g



Grouper Fish and Sea Prawn Porridge, estimated price RM72
According to the owner, Summer Shang, who originates from China, recommends their fish and prawn porridge to their first time comers, which has the mildest flavor.



Sea Prawn and Crab Porridge, estimated price RM96
If you are regular customers, they will recommend the bestseller which is the combination of sea prawn and crab.



Authentic Teow Chew Fried Porridge RM15
Besides the seafood porridge, they also serve Fried Porridge, which is for those who are into strong flavor.



Teow Chew LohBak RM10
They also serve local chu char dishes. Here are some of the choices.



Mongolian Pork RM15



ZhenJiang Chicken RM18



Fried Celery, Black Fungus and Chinese yam RM15

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Updated on 29/5/2016
They already moved to new address
Address: 113-115 Jalan Seang Teik 10400 Penang


Address: 51-G Kampung Malabar, 10100 Penang.
Contact: 04-2626799
Business Hours: Lunch 11am – 2.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Closed on Wednesday

The price list presented here is as on 10th December, the day when I visited the restaurant, They do not charge 6% GST nor service charge.

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