Chang Ji Gourmet – Super Cheap $1 Bee Hoon and Peanut Porridge
Our cosmopolitan city is known to be one that never sleeps. In such a fast-paced city, it is only reasonable to expect a higher standard of living which, naturally, comes hand-in-hand with a higher cost. However, if you search a little harder, you may discover little hidden gems that may surprise you with their price points (in a good way). Many of such gems can be found in Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre.
Chang Ji Gourmet is owned by an elderly grandmother but manned by her 3 children. The stall opens from Wednesday to Sunday, from 6am to 1pm.
Chang Ji Gourmet sells fried bee hoon, and peanut porridge, for $1. Naturally, we ordered both which set us back a mere $2. The fried bee hoon ($1) comes in a small portion but is filling enough for an early morning breakfast. I must say that the fried bee hoon here does not have the usual slightly sweet tinge from dark soya sauce, which I’m used to. This version of fried bee hoon is more savoury. Spoon some chilli sauce onto the fried bee hoon for a spicy kick. My boss even mentioned that while she does not usually like fried bee hoon, she really enjoyed this one.
The peanut porridge ($1) was lightly flavoured, and consisted of a handful of soft peanuts. The porridge, which had a more watery consistency, was rather comforting. Mornings tend to be a little colder, so why not tuck into a bowl of this light porridge to warm up your stomach?
Chang Ji Gourmet’s breakfast selection might not be fancy, but it more than satisfies. If you don’t feel like having fried bee hoon or porridge for breakfast, laksa and prawn noodles are also available at just $2, in the same food centre. If those do not suit your taste buds either, go for the yong tau foo at Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis!
Chang Ji Gourmet
Address: 335 Smith Street, #02-110 Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 6am to 1pm daily, Closed on Mon and Tues
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.