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Nov 14, 2006 07:35 AM

Where can I get juk?

I am in Hong Kong right now, and my default breakfast is at the company cafeteria, where HK$17 (about US$2.50) gets me a big bowl of rice porridge (juk) with lean pork and preserved egg, two small cha shu bao, and a mug of steaming milk tea.

I know I'm going to pine for this when I'm back home. I'm in the East SFV, but I don't expect juk since there aren't very many "real" Chinese restaurants in the SFV -- SGV would be fine.


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  1. In the SFV, any outpost of Sam Woo's should have it. I've gotten it at several of their restaurants I believe...this is vegas and the west convina and one near walnut....great stuff with some soy sauce and lemon....

    I dunno if they have those in the SFV....I always order it as congee and you can get it with the preserved (century egg) or whatever you desire.

    that is, if juk and congee are the same thing, which i think they are....

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    1. re: Xericx

      I actually just like it plain with its contents and maybe a sprinkling of chopped green onion on top.

      Sam Woo, eh... there's one next to 99 Ranch in Van Nuys, is that open for breakfast?

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        I think the kitchen opens around 11 but am not sure - I eat their porridge all the time! Have also had it at Empress Pavilion on Sundays.

    2. Around here (Bay Area) it's spelled "jook". Might get you further if you're googling.

      1. Very easy to make...basically rice and water(or broth of your preference). Then add what you want.

        Thanksgiving's coming and Thanksgiving Friday its time for turkey jook.

        1. It's a staple at Dim Sum so, any Dim Sum house should have it.

          1. They serve it Thai style at wat thai about every other Sunday. It's served with ginger and a meat of your choice (chicken, ground pork, etc) and is a bit zestier than the Chinese version.

            Most dim sum places also serve it from a cart. I think A&W in the Valley serves it also, but I may be remembering wrong.