The Porridge Poem
Also known as zhou (pronounced “joe”), jook and congee, Asian porridge might be one of the world’s most versatile, multi-purpose foods. It’s great for any meal, when you’re sick, or just wanting something light and comforting. Drawing inspiration from One Fish, Two Fish:
Rice zhou, bean zhou, white zhou, green zhou
Hot zhou, cold zhou, bought zhou, sold zhou
Some are fresh and some are canned. And some are very, very bland.
Why are they fresh and canned and bland? I don’t know. Ask the food stand.
They make my heart go flutter flutter.
Don’t ask me why.
Just eat another.