Hong Kong-style congee is a dish made by simmering rice for a long time until it becomes soft and porridge-like, with various ingredients added. Unlike Japanese rice, it’s not heavy, and it’s often cooked until it’s thick and gooey. It’s recommended for breakfast as it won’t make you feel too full.
“Jinfeng Liangliang Congee”
A highly popular congee shop among locals. While lunchtime between 13:00 and 14:00 is typically the busiest time in Hong Kong, this place is an exception. The queue starts forming as early as 10:30 AM.
However, many people are there for takeout, and the turnover inside the shop is fast, so even if there’s a line, it’s okay! If it’s not lunchtime, you can get inside without waiting too long.
The interior is not spacious, but it’s clean.
The menu doesn’t have English labels, and there are no pictures, so it might be a good idea to decide in advance. Once seated, the staff will come to take your order within a few seconds, which surprised me a little bit, haha.
I ordered my usual “Century Egg and Lean Pork Congee” （皮蛋痩肉粥） at the congee shop.
The receipt says HK$27. The price is different from the menu… I wonder why… After I placed my order, the staff explained something in Cantonese, but I couldn’t understand at all… I was puzzled by it, but the mystery was later solved.
“Century Egg and Lean Pork Congee” seems to have been the special menu of the day! It was written on the sign in red letters. The special menu for the day is displayed at the entrance, so it’s a good idea to check before entering◎
There are plenty of century eggs, and the congee is thick and gooey. I always end up feeling full every time, but this time I managed to finish it all. The taste is gentle, and above all, the price is affordable!!! Local restaurants often have reasonable prices, but this place is quite cheap, isn’t it?
I was surprised to see someone taking away the congee with their own rice cooker. But considering the low price, deliciousness, and satisfying feeling of being full, it’s no wonder there’s a line of locals.
- Address: 2 Yau Man St, Quarry Bay
- Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Closed: No regular closing days, occasional
- Payment: Cash only
If you’re going by tram, please get off at either “Shipyard Lane” or “Mount Parker Road” tram stops. The shop is located right in the middle between these two stops.
If you’re using the MTR, it’s about a 3-minute walk from Taikoo Station Exit B.
Recommended Information Nearby
Just a 1-minute walk from “金峰静静粥麺” (Jinfeng Liangliang Congee) is the Monster Mansion. How about stopping by the Monster Mansion after having a hearty breakfast at the congee shop?【Taikoo / Quarry Bay】Super-dense residential “Monster Mansion”【Quarry Bay/Tai Koo】The cafe ” % Arabica” located inside the Yick Cheong Building.
Summary and Impressions
Today, I introduced a cheap and popular local congee shop. While Hong Kong has a variety of local delicacies, congee shops that open early in the morning are definitely something you should try. Experience a lively day in Hong Kong starting from the morning – I hope you give it a try!