15 places to get frog porridge in Singapore

By Maegan Ong September 22, 2023
15 places to get frog porridge in Singapore
Photos: G7 Live Seafood & G7 Frog Porridge/Facebook; JW 491 Frog Porridge/ Facebook

With Singapore raining an average of 167 days a year, comfort food options in Singapore are plentiful. If you’re looking for a dish that not only feels like a hug, but packs a nutritional punch, consider the frog porridge.

Frog legs, a Singaporean delicacy that is traditionally cooked in claypots, is high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. In a classic frog porridge dish, frog legs are stewed within porridge or served on its own and paired with a pot of silky smooth porridge

For the latter, the legs are braised in a thick savoury sauce (also known as ‘zhup’), which is typically flavoured with either ginger and scallion or fried kung pao-style — with dried chilli, sauces and Sichuan pepper. 

The steam in the claypot cooks the meat to a perfect tenderness akin to chicken, and seals in all the umami flavour from the spices and herbs.

Whether you’re having it as lunchtime craving on a rainy day or for post-night-out supper, we’ve compiled 15 places to get your frog porridge fix at.

1. Tiong Shian Porridge

265 New Bridge Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (8am to 4am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @kyutogary/Instagram

Why visit? Tiong Shian Porridge is a popular porridge spot within the Chinatown district. There’s a porridge for everyone here, such as shredded chicken and cuttlefish for the health-obsessed, and claypot crab porridge for those looking to indulge. There is even crocodile meat porridge for the adventurous.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Keep it classic with the claypot frog porridge (S$9 onwards). For a bolder flavour, pair a bowl of plain porridge (S$1) with the frog with ginger spring onion (S$9 onwards) or dried chilli frog (S$9 onwards). The fish belly porridge (S$6) or pork porridge (S$6) are available for those not in the mood for frog meat. Remember to get a side of youtiao (S$1) for a crunchy addition to your meal.

2. Eminent Frog Porridge

323 Geylang Road
Open: Wednesday to Monday (4pm to 3.30am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @jerry_foodie_foodie/Instagram

Why visit? Nestled in the heart of Geylang is the iconic Eminent Frog Porridge, which has been around since 2004. Famed amongst the local foodies, the signature frog legs from this Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient are always served piping hot in a clay pot. 

Due to its popularity, be prepared to wait around 30 minutes for your frog leg porridge beyond the queue.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Besides the traditional frog with dried chilli (S$8 onwards) and frog with spring onion (S$8 onwards), the special homemade chilli frog (S$16 onwards) and frog with garlic and white pepper (S$16 onwards), unique to this stall, are the ones to try. Lather that decadent sauce onto your porridge (S$2 onwards) and you’re good to go.

3. Chang Jiang G1 Claypot Frog Porridge

314 Geylang Road
Open: Daily (1pm to 11.15pm)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @kokojenong/Instagram

Why visit? Right across the street from the famed Eminent Frog Porridge is Chang Jiang G1 Claypot Frog Porridge. Originally located at People’s Park Complex in Chinatown, the store moved in 2020 but still serves up the same delectable fare. It also offers seafood, but is best known for its claypot frog and frog porridge.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The white frog porridge (S$13) offers a lighter flavor, while its signature claypot frogs, cooked with either dried chilli (S$12) or ginger onion (S$12), are guaranteed to hit the spot. Served in a dark glistening gravy, the frog is fall-off-the-bone tender, and is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of smooth porridge (S$1 onwards).

4. G7 Frog Porridge & Live Seafood

163 Geylang Road, Lorong 3 Geylang
Open: Daily (3pm to 3am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: G7 Live Seafood & G7 Frog Porridge/Facebook

Why visit? G7 Frog Porridge & Live Seafood is another famed eatery that’s contributing to Geylang’s pride as a food haven. It first opened as a frog porridge restaurant in 1999, and expanded to offering premium seafood options a decade later after its success. 

Today, the restaurant offers up Singapore’s iconic chilli crab and delicacies such as bamboo clams and shark’s head. Seats are aplenty in this two-storey air-conditioned establishment. It also takes reservations, so you don’t need to worry about the queues.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The ginger spring onion frog (S$18 onwards) and dried chilli frog (S$18 onwards) are the usual crowd pleasers, but the marmite frog (S$28 onwards) makes for an interesting twist, marrying the nostalgic flavour of the marmite and succulent frog pieces.

5. S7 Live Frog Porridge

213/215 Geylang Road
Open: Daily (4pm to 4am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: S7 Live Frog Porridge/Google Maps

Why visit? Open til 4am daily, S7 Live Frog Porridge is situated along Geylang as a strong contender for the best supper spot for those after-hours cravings. Beyond frog porridge, its menu also spans across various Chinese cuisines and familiar Singaporean dishes, including zichar favourites such as fish head curry and BBQ sotong. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The dried chilli frog (S$8 onwards) offers three spice levels, so it accommodates every tolerance (or lack thereof). For those avoiding spice, pair the sweet ginger spring onion frog (S$8 onwards) with white congee (S$2 onwards), or opt for the claypot frog porridge (S$10 onwards), which is always reliable.

6. Hong Chang Frog Porridge and BBQ Fish

2 Braddell Road
Open: Wednesday to Tuesday (3pm to 2am)

Frog porridge
Photo: @krunchykrazies/Instagram

Why visit? Located in an unassuming eating house along a busy intersection at Braddell Road, Hong Chang Porridge is always packed during dinner time, and for good reason. 

This bustling open-air establishment is a popular supper spot among regulars for its aromatic claypot frogs and the BBQ stingray. There are few things more Singaporean than having a bowl of frog porridge on a foldable table after struggling to find parking space here. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Because the sauce is thinner and lighter, the flavours of the frog meat shine through in the ginger spring onion frog leg (S$9 onwards). Drizzle the sauce over some plain porridge (S$2 onwards) and have it with some cai po omelette (S$7) for the perfect bite. Spice-lovers can look forward to the gong bao frog leg (S$9 onwards) and BBQ stingray (S$10 onwards), which is slathered with a generous layer of sambal.

7. Dragoncity Claypot Frog Porridge

180 Joo Chiat Road
Open: Daily (4pm to 2am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @coolheart/Instagram

Why visit? Dragoncity Claypot Frog Porridge has been known for its claypot frog porridge since its time at Dunman Food Centre. Owned by part-time actor Alvin Teo, this establishment is frequented by the likes of celebrities such as JJ Lin and Hong Hui Fang

Frogs here come in a number of flavours, including mala, chicken essence and herbal frogs, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. The eatery also serves zichar dishes to accompany its star dish, such as sweet and sour pork, chilli cockles, minced pork tofu and seafood fried rice.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The popular dried chilli frog (S$14 onwards) is said to pack a rather spicy kick. Another favourite, the claypot frog porridge (S$9 onwards) is always a dependable choice and a great base for other dishes such as the fried french bean with salted egg (S$12 onwards).

8. No. 5 Bukit Timah Bull Frog Claypot Porridge

5 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Open: Daily (10am to 3am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: Jenny Lim/Facebook

Why visit? As one of the few spots in the western side of Singapore serving up the traditional dish, No.5 Bukit Timah Bull Frog Claypot Porridge holds its own in the late-night-frog-porridge supper scene. 

The bullfrog meat this Bukit Timah frog porridge stall uses is tender, low in fat and has less calories than a chicken breast. The portions here are generous, too. Its menu, which includes other zichar-style dishes such as cereal prawn and marmite pork ribs, is also kept rather affordable.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The classic dry chilli bullfrog (S$8 onwards) is the go-to for regulars. For those looking for something sweet and sour without the spice, the ginger spring onion bullfrog (S$8 onwards) packs a vinegary punch. Its signature tofu (S$6.50), which is crisped perfectly on the outside but remains pillowy soft on the inside, goes perfectly with the frog porridge (S$8 onwards)

9. JW 491 Frog Porridge

Savoy Theatre, 01-01, 90 Boon Lay Place
Open: Daily (4.30pm to 2.30am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: JW 491 Frog Porridge/ Facebook

Why visit? Another westside gem, this no-frills frog porridge spot serves up piping hot claypot frogs at wallet-friendly prices. JW 491 Frog Porridge has a limited menu, but it takes its claypot frogs seriously. The aroma of the claypot frogs is fragrant enough to whet your appetite from afar. It regularly sells out, so go early.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Specialties here include the claypot dried chilli frog (S$8 onwards) and the claypot ginger onion frog (S$8 onwards) — and for good reason. Served in a bubbling claypot of decadent sauce, the frog pieces are hefty and have a nice chew to them, and are a nice complement to the claypot plain porridge (S$2 onwards)

10. Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge

235 Geylang Road, Lorong 9 Geylang
Open: Monday to Thursday (4pm to 4am), Friday to Sunday (12pm to 4am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @tieng_in_the_kitchen/Instagram

Why visit? A name brand amongst frog porridge fanatics in Singapore, this award-winning eatery has been around for nearly 30 years. Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge, named after the street it opened its first outlet at, has since opened up outlets all over Singapore and even regionally in Malaysia, China, Cambodia and Vietnam. Its frog porridge draws a crowd, even on weekday nights, but it’s worth the wait. Other popular dishes include oyster omelette and BBQ stingray.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The ginger spring onion frog legs (S$9) comes in a claypot cooked in a sticky sweet glaze, while the dry chilli frog legs (S$9) carry a spicy kick. Both are great accompaniments to a bowl of plain porridge (S$3), but if you prefer having just one dish, stick to the classic (S$9).

11. NiuB Frog Porridge

217 Syed Alwi Road
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (5pm to 3.30am)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: NiuB Frog Porridge/Google maps

Why visit? Despite its limited menu, NiuB Frog Porridge delivers beyond expectations. The frog legs, served in a claypot, are freshly cooked and juicy. Served with a velvety smooth bowl of plain porridge, this hidden gem in Joo Chiat is well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The frog porridge (S$12) is a must-try. For something stronger, the frog with dried chilli (S$10) is full of umami spice. NiuB also accommodates patrons of different spice tolerance, so don’t shy away from asking! Dining with a friend who is not fond of frogs? The pork porridge (S$5) and century egg porridge (S$5) are also flavourful and worth a try.

12. Jin Le Claypot Rice

Yummy Food Link, 111 Woodlands Street 13
Open: Friday to Wednesday (10.30am to 9pm)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: Jin Le Claypot Rice/Facebook

Why visit? Located in Woodlands underneath a HDB block, the rather inconspicuous Jin Le Claypot Rice serves up claypot specialties, including claypot frogs and claypot chicken rice. The meats are cooked in their own juices in the claypot, resulting in a deeper and more distinct flavour.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Per usual, the claypot dried chilli frog leg (S$8 onwards) and claypot spring onion frog leg (S$8 onwards) are both rich with umami. Alternatively, try the claypot chicken rice (S$5), which has a satisfying crispy bottom.

13. Char Fragrance ( 炭香) Live Frog Porridge

27 West Coast Highway, 01-11
Open: Daily (11am to 11pm)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @charfragrance/IG

Why visit? This claypot specialty restaurant in the west boasts an extensive menu of claypot dishes, including the all-time favourite frog porridge. Char Fragrance Live Frog Porridge’s secret to a good one is choosing the best quality frogs for the perfect texture. It also offers up a number of other meats, such as claypot chicken and pork skewers.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites The signature claypot frogs come in the dry chilli (S$9 onwards) and ginger onion (S$9 onwards) flavours, and are best accompanied by the savoury claypot porridge (S$2 onwards). There is also claypot frog soup (S$9) for those looking for a lighter meal.

14. Sin Heng Kee Porridge

685 Hougang Street 61, 01-150
Open: Wednesday to Monday (7am – 8pm)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: @jexiska/Instagram

Why visit? This popular breakfast congee spot offers an extensive porridge menu that would satisfy Goldilocks. Sin Heng Kee serves up Cantonese-style silky porridge in almost 30 different flavours, such as frog legs, pork liver, cuttlefish and century egg. The crowd peaks from breakfast to lunch, so come in the afternoon if you don’t want to wait!

Price range: $

Crowd favourites The claypot ginger onion frog porridge (S$8 onwards) is worth a try, containing thick frog pieces cooked within the porridge itself. Another popular choice is the signature porridge (S$6.50), which is filled with a variety of ingredients such as sliced pork, meat ball, intestine, cuttlefish, chicken and more.

15. Hua Zai Frog Porridge Zi Char

Johnson Eatery, 01-1879, 332 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
Open: Daily (11.45am to 10pm)

Frog porridge Singapore
Photo: Hua Zai Frog Porridge/Facebook

Why visit? Hua Zai Frog Porridge Zi Char is located within a coffee shop in Teck Ghee View. Frog meat dominates the menu, but the stall also carries a number of classic zichar items such as egg tofu, cereal prawns and crab bee hoon. Regulars love the stall for the viscosity of the sauce and the slightly thick texture of the porridge. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites Traditional flavours such as frog with spring onion (S$10 onwards) and the frog with dried chilli (S$10 onwards) are popular choices. The latter also comes in three levels of spices to suit your spice needs. Try out the salted egg frog (S$18) for a more unconventional flavour!

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Tiong Shian Porridge, Chang Jiang G1 Claypot Frog Porridge, G7 Frog Porridge & Live Seafood, Hong Chang Frog Porridge and BBQ Fish, JW 491 Frog Porridge, Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge, NiuB Frog Porridge, Sin Heng Kee Porridge and Hua Zai Frog Porridge Zi Char are on the GrabFood delivery service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited.  

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