Street Food - Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese)

Street Food - Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese)

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Also Known As:
Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese), Economy Rice, Economy Porridge, Mixed Rice, Chap Fan, Chap Fun, Chai Fan, Chai Fun, Teochew Porridge, Teochew Muay, Chinese Rice, Chap Chye Png, Mixed Vegetable Rice

Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $2.50 - $20

Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) are terms used to refer to a stall in Singapore that sells a wide variety of comfort chinese food. Such stalls normally have 20 or more troughs of cooked food, including meat, vegetables, seafood, eggs and tofu, prepared in many different ways. It is served accompanied by rice, or a thin porridge.

Food at such Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) stalls are often relatively cheap, and is the kind of food eaten on a daily basis by most Singaporeans. It is also what Singaporeans associate with a home-cooked meal.

Customers ordering from a Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) stall often just point at the dish they want. Items available will often be rotated on a daily basis, except those popular items or chef's specialities. Due to the popularity and prevalance of such stalls, specialties differ widely, and it is often worth asking the servers what their speciality is.

There are literally hundreds of different dishes that could possibly be offered at a Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) stall. Some examples include:

Pork: Black Pepper Pork, Sweet And Sour Pork, Braised Pig's Skin, Soy Sauce Pork, Ginger And Onion Pork, Pork Meat Balls, Luncheon Meat, etc.

Chicken: Cereal Chicken, Lemon Chicken, Fried Chicken, Curry Chicken, Soy Sauce Chicken, Dried Chili Chicken (Kung-Pao), Chicken Sausage And Chips, Black Pepper Chicken, etc.

Fish: Fish Cake, Steamed Fish, Fried Fish, Battered Fish, Curry Fish, Sweet And Sour Fish, Soy Sauce Fish, Black Bean Fish, Fish Balls, Black Pepper Fish, Fish Patty, etc.

Seafood: Cereal Prawn, Spicy Dried Shrimp (Hay Bee Hiam), Curry Squid, Braised Squid, Soy Sauce Squid, Battered Prawns, Cereal Squid, Squid Balls, Squid Patty, etc.

Beef: Is rarely available, due to religious beliefs of the Chinese. If Beef is sold, it is often Black Pepper Beef.

Vegetables: Braised Mushrooms, Stir-Fried Long Beans, Stir-Fried French Beans, Braised Cabbage, Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts, Stir-Fried Spinach, Stir-Fried Chinese Broccoli (Kai-Lan), Stir-Fried Broccoli, Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Leaves, Stir-Fried Sweet Potatoes, Stir-Fried Tomatoes, etc.

Eggs: Steamed Egg Custard, Fried Egg Omelette, Scrambled Eggs With Vegetables, Fried Sunny-Side Up Eggs, Braised Hard Boiled Eggs, etc.

Others: Braised Peanuts, Braised Tofu, Braised Tofu Puffs, Otah, Coin Tofu, Soy Sauce Tofu, Fried Tofu, Fried Tofu Puffs, etc.

Generally, a meal at an Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) will consist of 1 main meat (Pork / Chicken / Fish / Seafood), 1 Vegetable, and 1 side (Egg / Other).


I think Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) stalls have resulted in Singaporeans being familiar with sharing and eating a variety of dishes whenever they have a meal. This is in contrast to Western Cuisines, which are often in individual portions.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Economic Rice And Economic Porridge (Chinese) in Singapore.


Tin Yearn Restaurant / Teck Teochew Porridge
@ 300 Joo Chiat Road
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm Closed Alt Tue


Ocean Curry Fish Head
@ 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-264
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm Closed Alt Mon


B's Gourmet Hakka House
@ 5 Hamilton Road
Opening Hours: 8.30am - 8pm Daily

@ 356 Joo Chiat Road
Opening Hours: 8.30am - 8pm Daily