6 MUST TRY RECOMMENDED BUBUR AYAM (Chicken Porridge) in Jakarta

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper, Bubur Ayam or Chicken Porridge is a staple that you can find from street to fancy restaurant in Jakarta. This time AnakJajan are going to share with you 6 recommended places for delicious Bubur Ayam, Bubur Ayam Alfa, Bubur Khas Mayong Samping BCA Kelapa Gading, Bubur Ayam Angke THI, Bubur Mangga Besar 1, and Bubur Sheila.

Bubur Ayam is the kind of food that we crave the most and finding a good and authentic one can be quite challenging sometimes, the opening hours can be quite tricky too, some are open early in the morning, some start open in the afternoon. I remember one day, it was raining on Sunday night, me and Mr. Jajan were craving for simple heartwarming bowl of chicken porridge, we drove from North to West Jakarta just to find a good one that is open, lolss!

Since AnakJajan received lots of question about this topic, we decided to blog about it, sooo, here are 6 of recommended place for Bubur Ayam in Jakarta that AnakJajan’ve tried. Enjoy!

1. Bubur Ayam Samping BCA Khas Mayong
One of the most popular place for Bubur Ayam, the savory chicken porridge with generous toppings of crackers, shredded chicken, fried shallot has so many loyal customers and it sells out really fast for approximately in 2 hours, so you better come early.

The stall used to be located near BCA but they have moved to another location still in Kelapa Gading area, in front of Indomaret, right across Al Azhar School. Based on our experience, as told by many Sahabat Jajan, Bubur Ayam Mayong is closed on Sunday, so don’t go there on Sunday to avoid any disappointment.

Bubur Ayam Samping BCA Khas Mayong
RT.1/RW.12, Pegangsaan Dua, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta City,
Jakarta 14250
Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday from 16.00
Sunday closed

2. Bubur Ayam Alfa
Bubur Ayam Alfa is a great finding!! Recommended by our friends, AnakJajan decided to give it a try and it was seriously sooo good!!

The chicken porridge is available in normal version with chicken chunks, cakwe or dough fritter, and shallots but they also have the special version with soft boiled egg or chicken gizzard, or both with chicken gizzard and egg.

For the chicken, unlike other places that use shredded chicken, here in Bubur Alfa, they use chicken chunks that is already well seasoned and cooked in turmeric based seasoning. Then for the egg, they use free range egg for the kopitiam style soft boiled egg so it’s a better for consumption, the egg is a must have since it gives the porridge a great creamy rich flavor. Gotta love the deep fried soy bean, it’s sooo good compared to other places, savory and garlicky with great crunchy texture.

Bubur Ayam Alfa
Blok H1, Jl. Meruya Ilir No.9, RT.13/RW.3,
Meruya Utara, Kembangan,
Kota Jakarta Barat,
DKI Jakarta 11620
Phone: +6281388130522
Opening Hours: 17.00 – 22.00

3. Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1
One of our all time favorites, Chinese style chicken porridge with Pek Cam Ke or Chinese Boiled Chicken and Chinese Grilled Chicken.

The porridge is available in plain version or with chicken, as for the side dish, both Pek Cam Ke and Grilled Chicken are must have (you can get half and half), the chicken is very tender moist yet savory making it perfect companion for porridge.

For extra pleasure, you can order additional items such as cakwe or dough fritter, braised tofu, salted egg, soy egg, etc.

Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1 Cab Pluit
Jl. Taman Pluit Kencana No. 5, Pluit, Jakarta
Opening Hours: 10.30 – 14.30, 17.00 – 00.30

Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1 Cab Mangga Besar
Jl. Mangga Besar I No. 46A, Mangga Besar, Jakarta
Opening Hours: 10.30 – 14.30, 17.00 – 00.30

4. Bubur Angke THI
Another famous one at Angke, Jelambar area that is always packed with customers, Bubur Angke THI.

The queuing system is kinda shocking, so basically you need to stand in front of the table (with customers eating), wait and then quickly sit when the other customer finish their meal, imagine getting stared while eating your porridge 😀

Pek Cam Ke or Chinese Boiled Chicken and porridge are the signature items here, you can request to get raw egg added into your pipping hot porridge.

AnakJajan must admit that the Pek Cam Ke here is really good, the chicken was super tender and juicy (more tender than Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1), then the porridge has more flavor and umami in it, but in terms of food variety, side dish, condiments, and comfort, we personally prefer Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar 1 better.

Bubur Angke THI
Komplek Taman Harapan Indah Blok BB No. 4,
Jalan Pangeran Tubagus Angke, Jelambar,
RT.14/RW.7, Jelambar Baru, Grogol petamburan,
Jakarta Barat
Phone: (021) 70097030
Opening Hours: 16.00 – 22.00

5. Bubur Ayam Special Bang Jaya
In Puri Pesanggrahan area, Bubur Ayam Special Bang Jaya is a very easy to find thanks to its catchy green signage.

Compared to other places, Bubur Ayam Special Bang Jaya has more simple toppings with shredded chicken, fried shallots and crackers and it has more savory taste. For extra pleasure, you can get additional chicken gizzard, chicken skin, and quail eggs skewers.

Bubur Ayam Special Bang Jaya
Jl. Pesanggrahan Raya Rt 01/06
West Jakarta, 11610
Phone: +6287881113030
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 11.30, 16.00 – 23.30

6. Bubur Ayam Sheila
Among many street vendors, Bubur Ayam Sheila still holds a special place in our hearts with their uber yummy and addictive classic chicken porridge with shredded chicken, crackers, fried soy beans, fried shallots, and cakwe or dough fritter.

The porridge is really well seasoned and savory, sooo good we’ve been loyal customers for years. There are two carts Bubur Sheila 1 and Bubur Sheila 2 in Tanjung Duren area, both serve the same menu run by two brothers. AnakJajan know that this one could be a bit hard to find since it’s a street cart, but it’s sooo good we have to recommend it no matter what.

Bubur Sheila 2
Jl. Tanjung Duren Utara I
West Jakarta 11470
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 10.00, 19.00 – 22.00

Bubur Sheila 1
Jl. Tanjung Duren Raya No.5
West Jakarta, 11470
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 10.00, 19.00 – 22.00

It’s the end of our list, if you have any recommended must try place for Bubur Ayam in Jakarta, please do share with us at the comment box below. Thank you so much for reading and have a delicious day everyone! Let’s Jajan! 😉

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10 thoughts on “6 MUST TRY RECOMMENDED BUBUR AYAM (Chicken Porridge) in Jakarta”

  1. mantab nih, kalau aku sih masih bubur mangga besar yang pernah coba ….. porsinya luar biasa kenyang pastinya ….

  2. thanks for all your effort driving from one end to another end for porridge!
    Btw, at bubur ayam bang jaya, the broth is dark, is it soy sauce and how does it taste, sweet or savory?
    I love bubur ayam semarang and they have signature dark brown broth with sweet taste, i wonder if they taste the same.

    1. You’re welcome 🙂
      Yes, the broth at Bubur Bang Jaya is dark, but it’s more on the savory side, for extra sweetness they provide sweet soy sauce. I think it’s different from bubur ayam semarang that you mentioned

  3. Must try Bubur Ayam Galur at Kembangan (Jl. Srengseng Raya) , Jakarta Barat , Jakarta 11620. Not far from Srengseng Junction.
    Super delish!

  4. Hi anakjajan, thank you for your blog, i really like and appreciate it ✨

    For my recommendation, i think you should try Bubur Ayam Cianjur (BAC) in Kelapa Gading. It has such as a “curry broth” for the porridge and i’ve been a loyal customer because it’s very delicious and the price is very affordable! There are egg, potato and chicken feet for the toppings as well.

    Opening Hours : 7 AM – 9 AM
    Address : Jl. Gading Putih Raya No. 15, Kelapa Gading (near Tunas Karya Elementary School) or you can search it on the internet for more information 🙂

  5. Bubur ayam jamson kebon jeruk intercont. Must try!! I prefer bubur ayam jamson than bubur ayam jaya or alfa. The porridge so yummy and tasty. The price is very affordable and the porridge is plenty.
    Free hot tea also.. 🤣

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