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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Gopeng's Authentic Chicken Porridge.

On Wednesday, we missed our morning walk because we woke up late. We went for breakfast and upon reaching home, I remembered I need to pay a bill in Gopeng district. The counter in Gopeng is only open from Monday to Wednesday. On other days of the week, I will have to pay the bill in Kampar which is so much further than Gopeng. If I do not pay on Wednesday, then I will have to wait till next week to pay it.

I then remembered my friends and "whatsapp" them whether anyone of them were interested to join me and I will take them for Gopeng's authentic chicken porridge in the food court near the wet market. Immediately, I received their quick responses and it was my turn to pick them up and drove all the way to Gopeng. Upon reaching Gopeng, I went to settle my bill and drove to the market.
With a quick look around, I found this stall (M21). Its been a long time since I last ate this chicken porridge. It was the father's time and the son and daughter were assisting their father. Now the son and daughter has taken over and continued with the business. I was told to just mention the number of bowls of porridge and then sit down to wait for our turn.
I wonder why they designed this place with this pillar standing right in the centre, in front of the stall...
The locals know their way of going about their business. While we were waiting and seated right in front of the stall, my friends went to order the following noodles. 
 A bowl of Assam Laksa with some stuffed goodies.
 They also ordered a bowl of rice noodles with fish balls and fried goodies.
 This last bowl of beancurd and gingko sweet drink went to my friend. We ended up ordering some other drinks to quench our thirst. 
 Finally, it was our turn. The boss came to ask whether we wanted chicken and we promptly and in unison answered yes! This was a big plate of poached chicken, probably more than half a chicken! My friends commented that the chicken tasted like her mom's homemade chicken.
 2 bowls of plain porridge to go with the chicken. The total cost of chicken and porridge came to RM15 (approx. 3.70 USD). If you are interested to try this porridge, make sure you are there by 11.30am. Within 2 hours plus, the chicken and porridge are all sold out. The business is open everyday and there is no off day.
After the porridge lunch, I took my friends for a short drive around Gopeng town.
 This roundabout where the plants are, was the former place of the food court when I used to eat the chicken porridge and other noodles many years ago.
On our way back to Ipoh, we stopped at the Agro Mall just outside Gopeng town for a look around.
These are two of my foodie companions and they are fun to be with.
I also have other foodie companions especially my golden girls but they are very camera shy.

For Moses gave us only the Law with

its rigid demands and merciless justice,

while Jesus Christ brought us loving forgiveness as well.

No one has ever actually seen God, but, of course, his only Son has,

for he is the companion of the Father and has told us all about him.

(John 1:17-18, TLB)

46 comments:

  1. Nancy, we must go there once more.. can never get enough of the chicken yet.. hahahaaa

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    1. Any day also can. This time must reach there by 11.30 am! Lol!

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  2. Now I am thinking of having chicken porridge. Haha. Aa I grow older, I appreciate simple plain porridge. Never a porridge person when I were a kid. Aa matter of fact, I hated porridge when I were young.

    Nice food you have here. But indeed funny to have that pillar at centre of the kitchen.

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    1. I have always love the Teochew plain porridge that goes with a variety of dishes. It is indeed strange about the pillar design.

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  3. I always read what you eat on your blog post...perhaps just to remind myself what I am missing in life....but today, I think I can copy that chicken porridge that you had...that would be a nice treat! Have a good and happy week ahead of you:)

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    1. Annie, this porridge is very easy to copy. Poach the chicken and use the water for boiling porridge. Chop up the chicken and drizzle with some diluted soy sauce and a little bit of oil. Have a happy new week too!

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  4. Your dishes look so delicious and exotic! I wish you and your food companions tasty tours!

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    1. Thank you, Riitta K. Have a wonderful new week!

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  5. That's a huge portion of chicken. All only for RM15, indeed a good deal. Yummmsss

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    1. Good deal, indeed! My foodie friends want to go back again for the chicken and porridge!

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  6. It is always such a treat to share your adventures with your friends. Some amazing food.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a wonderful new week!

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  7. A breakfast like that would be a great start to the day!!

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    1. Thank you, Kanak Hagjer. A great start to our day! Have a lovely new week!

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  8. Can i tag along when you all go again?

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    1. Oh yes, Sharon. You are most welcome to join us. We love to have you. Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you, Ola. Have a nice new week!

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  10. I love all the food you eat. I would love to come along on one of your adventures too. So fun.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I really would love to have you join us. Have a fabulous new week!

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  11. Gosh that looks so filling!!! Have a good week Diane

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    1. Yes, Diane. I agree with you, it was filling. That's why we need a walk around the Agro Mall. Ha ha!

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  12. Hello, the chicken porridge must be delicious to sell out quickly. Looks like a nice day with your friends. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. It was a nice day spent with friends and trying out some of our small town local food. Have a happy week too!

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  13. What a fun foodie day with your friends. Chicken Porraige is something new to me. Looks good.
    MB

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    1. Thank you, dear. It was an enjoyable foodie trip with friends. Have a good week!

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  14. food looks good plus so cheap! porridge seems very tasty, definitely a must try!

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    1. Try and see if it is to your liking. Make sure you be there latest by 11.45 am. Have a wonderful week!

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  15. I like those curves in the mall- eye catching!

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    1. Thank you, William. I like them too. Have a lovely week!

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  16. I have never been to Gopeng. Seems like aa nice place to visit.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. It is a small and quiet town. It has 2 antiques museums that you can visit. Have a beautiful week!

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  17. I'm still getting used to the idea of porridge as a main meal and not just breakfast. :-)

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    1. I can eat porridge anytime of the day especially in this terribly hot weather. Have a great week, Monica!

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  18. Hi Nancy, is this chicken and rice porridge? I'm not familiar with rice porridge as we have oat porridge which we eat for breakfast here in Canada. I wish restaurant food was so cheap here in Canada. It's so expensive to eat out.
    Have a Holy Week.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. This is rice porridge with poached chicken. The rice is washed, soaked and then boiled over low fire. You can used the water used for poaching the chicken to boil the porridge. Have a holy week too!

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  19. Chicken Porridge is something new to me

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    1. Hope you will get to taste this tasty chicken porridge one day. It is very common over here. Have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great week!

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  21. Gosh that stall has terrible feng shui. Still, business doesn't seem too bad.

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    1. Feng shui or not, the stall doesn't seems to be affected.

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  22. Lovely post! Have a great day!xx

    Vildana from Stalia Is BAE & Living Like V

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a lovely week!

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  23. You guys have so much fun going to eat! I always like seeing and hearing about what you eat.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. It is fun to enjoy good company and share the food. Have a great day!

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