Saturday, April 24, 2021

Happy Congee (满粥了) @ ARC 380 (Jalan Besar) - Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun And Congee By Former Mui Kee Consultant


Together with my foodie friends, we went down to the food court at ARC 380 on a weekday morning to check out Happy Congee (满粥了), specialising in Hong Kong style congee and chee cheong fun. I understand Seng Kor, a former consultant of Mui Kee Congee in Singapore, is behind the stall offering wallet-friendly congee and chee cheong fun.


Hong Kong Boat Congee 3.8/5, Black Iberian Pork Congee 4/5, Seafood Abalone Congee 3.8/5

We tried a couple of congee on their menu. We ordered the Hong Kong Boat Congee ($6), Black Iberian Pork Congee ($5) and Seafood Abalone Congee ($8). You get a whole abalone for the seafood abalone congee for a mere $8. For the black Iberian pork congee, I felt the pork's savoury sweetness enhances the smooth congee, elevating the flavour. The Hong Kong boat congee comes in second with the bouncy cuttlefish and peanuts for that additional textural contrasts and flavours.

Mushroom 4.2/5

The stall also offers a small selection of snacks to go along with the congee. We had the Mushrooms ($3.80), which is huge, plump and juicy, packed with lovely braising sauce. Other snacks available on the menu are abalone, pickled vegetable, peanut, egg and dough stick.

Char Siew Rice Noodle Roll 3.5/5

Besides congee, another highlight at Happy Congee is their Hong Kong style Chee Cheong Fun. The rice roll is made using the traditional method by laying a cloth on a steaming tray, following with pouring the rice batter onto the cloth, cooking and folding it into a roll.

Rice Noodle Roll with Dough Stick $4

For those that missed travelling to Hong Kong, the Rice Noodle Roll with Dough Stick ($4) and Char Siew Rice Noodle ($4) will bring back fond memories of those yum cha time in Hong Kong. The rice noodle roll with dough stick will delight customers with its crispy and smooth textures, complemented by the flavorful soy sauce and sesame.

Tripe Sauce Rice Noodle Roll 4.5/5

My favourite is the Tripe Sauce Rice Noodle Roll ($3.50) drizzled with sweet and peanut sauce and topped with sesame. The lovely sauce goes very well with the silky smooth chee cheong fun. Both adult and kid will love the combination. It is a taste I am familiar with, bringing back a lot of childhood memories.

Mala Chicken Shred Rice Noodle Roll 4/5

If you are into spicy, you will enjoy the Mala Chicken Shred Rice Noodle Roll ($5). It is a new take of the tradition, incorporating the popular mala sauce into the dish. I was sceptical about the taste, but it turned out the fragrant mala sauce goes well with the rice noodle roll.

Happy Congee (满粥了)
ARC 380
Bgain 380 Food Court
380 Jalan Besar
Sinagpore 209000
Nearest MRT: Lavender (EW Line), Bendemeer (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 830am - 230pm, 530pm - 830pm

1) Alight at Lavender MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Lavender MRT station (Stop ID 01311). Take bus number 133 or 145. Alight 3 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bendemeer MRT station Take Exit A. Turn right and walk to traffic junction of Kallang Bahru and Lavender Street. Cross the road at the traffic junction. Turn right and walk down Lavender Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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