Happy Congee: Hong Kong style Chee Cheong Fun and Porridge!

Abalone Seafood Congee $8

Those of you who have been thinking of trying the Hong Kong Style Congee and Zha Leong after watching our ARC 380 video would be happy to know that they have just opened two branches – – one at 56 New Upper Changi Road and the other at Blk 681 Hougang Ave 8! So now you don’t have to brave the long queues at the original stall!


Happy Congee is owned by a personal friend of mine who happens to be a Hong Kong foodie whose passion is to promote the best of Hong Kong street food to the world. He is planning to open a few more branches of Happy Congee this year so you may soon find a stall near you! Working closely with him is his head chef who arrived from Hong Kong to start 大碗粥 House of Congee many years ago. I also know him and he is a maestro when it comes to Hong Kong cuisine. The man running the Upper Changi Road stall is also a personal friend of mine. He is none other than Francis, a naturalized Hong Konger who used to wow us with his Hong Kong style French Toast and other dishes at Cafe de Hong Kong! So, as you can see, if you are looking for authentic Hong Kong food, then you are really in good hands!

Zha Leong
Zha Leong $4

The congee here is excellent. The texture is silky and smooth and you can taste the flavour of the rice! It comes in various flavours  such as Hong Kong Boat congee ($6), Fish congee ($5) as well as century egg and pork congee ($4).  4.25/5

But for me the real highlight is the Zha Leong ($4) which is what I will travel there to eat. The you tiao is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, the cheong fun is silky smooth and the sauce is quite addictive! They also have other flavours you can choose from, like the triple sauce ($3.50) and shrimp ($5), but Zha Leong  is still my favourite. 4.5/5

Braised Mushrooms

They have a few side dishes  like the braised mushrooms which are very nicely done. They are braised till the seasoning has gone all the way into the thick fleshy mushrooms. Well worth trying.  4.25/5



If you are looking for a place for authentic Hong Kong congee and cheong fun in a coffeeshop setting, then this is it! The food is very authentic and should transport you to Hong Kong for a short while during this Covid 19 period!

Other branches
Arc 380, 380 Jalan Besar
Blk 681 Hougang Ave 8

Happy Congee

56 New Upper Changi Rd,
Singapore 461056
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Opening hours:

Morning: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM



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With Francis operating this congee stall, is the Cafe de Hong Kong still operational? Click on the link and your post on the cafe does not states that it is permanently closed. I had past by the Cafe at Balestier Rd and seem like the Cafe is no more. Can confirm?

The Bedok branch at blk 56 needs promotion. I actually recommended to few of my friends here n they complained too expensive n the chill serving too little. They compared to the 0.90 cts chee cheong fun fm the hawker centre. They are stingy n calculative. I explained to them tat the texture is diff n the chilli has dry shrimps added. In order to draw crowds, maybe u can look into having a promotion sale n put up banners near the market n along roads around condo

Bought a fish porridge, came back n eat the fish is hard ,then notice the fish is nt cooked yet all . Disappointed

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