Feel like having Cantonese-style jook/ congee? Try Mui Kee, one of Hong Kong’s most famous congee places, in the heart of Orchard Road.

Had their signature parrot fish belly and century egg congee. The fish belly is cooked with the porridge over high heat although it contains bones. And I love how the century egg has a creamy centre, just like those you get in hing kong. Don’t forget to order some you tiao/ dough fritters to accompany your meal.

What makes the jook here special is the strong wok hei (charted) flavour. The texture of the congee is very consistent and smooth. You can’t feel the rice grains as it’s been smashed up into gruel. If Oliver Twist was served this every day, I’m sure he wouldn’t be complaining.