Frog leg porridge at Lorong 9 Geylang

Frog leg porridge at Lorong 9 Geylang

Okay, a lot of people have been giving me a hard time about heading down to Geylang in Singapore but I didn’t go there to indulge in the pleasures of the flesh. Oh wait, I did! However, it was frog flesh rather than the Homo sapiens variety. I went there for the famous frog leg porridge. =D

frog legs

The frog leg porridge is at Lorong 9 in Geylang. You can’t miss it. There are pictures of frogs right on the signboard. I’m not a big fan of porridge so I was rather dubious about this, but I like frog legs, it’s the best invention creation evolution since sliced bread. The Chinese calls it tien chi which means “field chicken” – a euphemism if you will.

geylang frog leg porridge

The Lorong 9 Geylang frog leg porridge is the most renowned one in Singapore. I had a bit of a chat with the proprietor and he told me that the frogs are actually from Malaysia since they don’t have frog breeding farms in Singapore. 

preparing frog legs

He also enquired whether it’s my first time eating here, to which I replied in the affirmative. He recommended the Dried Chilli Frog Leg Porridge

Dried Chilli Frog Leg Porridge

It costs SGD 10 for the entire meal (about RM 25 or so) and comes with a bowl of steaming hot porridge seasoned with freshly chopped spring onions and a claypot serving of frog legs cooked with dried chillies (kung pow style). 

geylang frog congee

This is actually a fucking good cooking method since the chillies do not overpower the frog legs but adds that elusive zing to the porridge. Congee, as we all know, is rather bland by nature. 

geylang frog porridge

I don’t even like congee, but to my surprise I ended up eating the entire bowl. The dried chilli cooking method produces a lot of mouth-wateringly spicy gravy for the porridge. I planned to just eat the frog legs with a bit of congee but I whacked the entire pot. 

eating geylang frog porridge

Mmm…frog legs – it tastes like very tender chicken with the texture of fish. The sweet and succulent frog legs, the appetite inducing dry chilli, and the spring onion infused congee are hallmarks of what makes this a truly intense porridge experience. 

frog leg porridge

Lorong 9 Geylang frog porridge gets the thumbs up from me. Just don’t linger around the area; you may come across establishments which your mom would frown upon. ;)

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45 thoughts on “Frog leg porridge at Lorong 9 Geylang

  1. chefmel: Haha! Yeah, coz it doesn’t really have any taste to it. However, Eleen mentioned that the porridge comes in a claypot, which I just realized. I think that adds something to the taste as well, and probably why I liked it so much I finished it. :)
    yuetmui: Yeah, it’s really good stuff! I love frog legs too. :)
    KY: I didn’t know where you guys were. This was after the Singapore tour so I went to pay a courtesy call to a house party and ended up here for frog leg porridge! =D

  2. Glad you enjoyed it. :)
    At your next visit, you can also order the beef kuey teow across the road. They will bring the food over to your table while you enjoy your frog porridge. Think they are all kawan kawan… kekeke

  3. Magnolia: Yeah, I heard that’s very famous too – the beef kueh tiaw. I took a photo of it too, but alas, I ate too much porridge and couldn’t fit the beef kueh tiaw in. I’m going to check it out next trip.
    Oh, I didn’t know you can order over. Thanks for the tip! :)
    sibutuapui: Haha! :)
    …the legs are really tasty though, very tender and sweet (for some reason it tastes sweet), probably coz of all the jumping around that they do before some rogue foodie came along and frognapped it to amputate their limbs. ;)

  4. kampungboycitygal: Haha! No, it was just that a lot of people thought I went to Geylang for another reason. You can vouch for me!!! =D
    I went coz I heard you talking about it and recommending it. :)
    Amin: I wrote this last night, it was a scheduled post. Haha! I was a little bit drunk when I wrote it. Hmm…okay, so I sound like Iron Chef when I drink. HUA. Heard Understood and Acknowledged! Will drink if I need to write like this again. ;)
    Cheers: Haha! If I did it would be BEFORE eating, not after. Can’t have a full stomach while doing the horizontal boogie. ;)
    Seriously though, no I didn’t go, not my scene. :)
    Christine: It’s very good! Ya, I’m glad I went despite the fact that I was quite tired after the tour. :)
    Okay, I have the photos from the 30 minute chicken rice wait, what’s your MSN? Add me hbpoh@hotmail.com
    eiling: Yeah, I seriously hate porridge. T_T
    It’s not something I enjoy eating coz I like my food to be spicy and salty, two things porridge is not known for. ;)
    I don’t mind trying stuff though, I always like to try new stuff. =D
    Can’t exactly rack up the number of different research chems I’ve tried without a sense of adventure and a total lack of self preservation. ;)

  5. superb and delish . . . .even the OH CHIEN is delish . . . .tried 2 . . .plain frog porridge . .so so only but the kung po like the one u had is delish . .a lil too spicy though

  6. totally salivating now and how i wish people here could accept eating frog (ang mo hate practically everything besides chicken, beef, pork, lamb and fish). it definitely looks really delicious… i miss the chewy texture and the slippery meat of the “tian ji”..
    maybe i should ask someone to ship it to me..-__-

  7. foodcrazee: Oyster pancake in Singapore? I haven’t tried that, Penang and Kuching serves the best to date. :)
    I love the frog leg porridge, it’s not that spicy mate. =D
    cindy khor: It is really good stuff! Ya, that was the word I was looking for…slippery, perfect to describe frog leg…all that jumping they do and all that.
    Can’t ship it, let’s go when we come back! =D

  8. OOH MY FAVOURITE DISH IN SINGAPORE! hehehe… all my years being more or less an on-and-off resident of singapore, and i’ve never gotten sick of this. planning to head back there on my next trip to fill up on this. why can’t i find this in kuching!

  9. HB, I never frog legs in congee but in claypot cassarole. Your photo of it sure look so good I might try to make some tonight. San Francisco do not serve this type of congee with frog legs being Chinese I sure go for it.

  10. Irene: IRENE WHAT ARE YOU DOING WONDERING ABOUT GEYLANG IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT? =D
    Seriously though, good stuff eh? I think you can probably cobble your own in Kuching…find a stall that serves frog legs and then find another one that serves plain old congee and eat them together.
    I don’t think it would taste the same though – the claypot adds a lot to it eh? :)
    Erica: Yeah, it is pretty good stuff! Yeah, I love frog legs too, a very pleasing texture…kinda like chicken drumsticks without the skin but better coz it’s more tender and the flesh is sweet.
    I wish they can genetically engineer a huge frog which has legs the size of chicken drumsticks. =D

  11. jg: Yeah me too! It’s something else eh? Haven’t found a meat that tastes the same – kind slippery, tender, and the flesh tastes sweet. :)
    Okay, good luck in cooking it! =D

  12. what was i doing at geylang at that hour? HAHAHA yeah sounds a bit suspicious huh, given geylang’s reputation. well, for one, many singaporeans do head over there for supper quite regularly – they’ve got pretty yummy food in that area (including a kolo mee stall that tastes almost like what we have here in kuching), and also, was staying not very far from geylang (not in geylang itself, but maybe about under 10 minutes’ drive away).
    so yeah, would head there every so often to satisfy the late night (early morning?) munchies, and considering how me and the ex used to be such insomniacs, heading out for a meal at 2am was pretty much the norm back then.
    don’t miss the dude much anymore, that arsewipe. but sure do miss the late night frog leg porridge meals =(

  13. julian: Haha! Let’s not forget roti canai/prata too. ;)
    However, India would probably lay claim to that. Heh!
    Irene: Yeah, I remember you telling me about your ex. Oh well.
    Anyway, there is also another famous place in Geylang – beef kueh tiaw, gotta try that next time. It’s not too far from the frog porridge place, I can see the red signage but didn’t have space for it. :)

  14. Lyrical Lemongrass (Meena): Oh! What time did you go? It’s quite good stuff eh? I love their spicy sauce, goes very well with the porridge. :)

  15. Meena: Oh, I went earlier. I was already back at the hotel by 1 am but went back out for a while after that before sleeping. =D
    I was using an external flash for my dSLR so it cost RM 1,499 for the photos. Haha!
    Do tell me if you find any frog porridge in KL! :)

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