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Mar 22, 2013 12:34 PM

Vietnamese Rice Porridge (Chao) in Boston area

Anyone known of any local Vietnamese restaurants that make great porridge? I see it on some menus (mainly Dorchester spots) and am wondering if there's a particularly good one among them. Thanks!

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  1. I had a really nice porridge with fish at Fusion Foods in Chelsea recently. It was not quite what I expected - it was more like a broth with rice, instead of a thick jook like I make at home - but the flavors were really nice.

    1. Le's in Allston on Brighton Ave has what you're looking for!

      1. For my edification, is there a difference between the Vietnamese version vs the Chinese (specifically Cantonese) versions that are more readily available?

        I love congee, but prefer my homemade version over what's available at most restaurants in the area.