Dad eats congee at Hung’s in Chinatown

Dad’s friend was ill recently and dad was extolling the virtues of congee to him

Also known as ‘chook’, congee is the Chinese version of porridge, which is made with rice rather than oats as a base grainIt is cooked beyond the usual level for perfect fluffy rice and becomes watery as the grains break down. It’s perfect sick food as it’s easily eaten and digested. If you’re not feeling great, you can eat it plain but with some soya sauce, sesame seed oil, thinly sliced slivers of ginger heat and spring onion zing, the flavour profile is easily lifted

Hung’s is one of the few places in London’s Chinatown which offers different types of congee. If you like offal, you’ll be heaven as many choices involve some kind of interesting innards. Otherwise, the classic combination that you’ll find in most Chinese restaurants contains pork and hundred year old egg

If you to try making it at home, here is a recipe you can try at home. Otherwise, the details for Hung’s can be found below


27 Wardour Street, Chinatown, London W1D 6PR


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