What are some of your favorite toppings for congee?

What are some of the favorite Food52'ers congee toppings? I always have green onions, pork floss, fried ginger and minced chile radish. Growing bored with my toppings. Other favorites?

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Carson W. March 15, 2022
Leftover shredded chicken, duck, fish, or pork; bok choy, gai lan, napa cabbage, chard, or kale; fried onions, shallots, or garlic; raw, poached, or hard-cooked egg; Chinese preserved root vegetables, fermented tofu, or pai dan (ancient egg); cilantro, green onions, or Chinese chives; chili oil, gochujang, or togarashi — or any combination of all of these.
Jasmine L. March 7, 2020
Recently, I've been enjoying topping my congee with crispy, crunchy things - a few pieces of crispy fried salt and pepper calamari; crispy jalapeños; and crispy wonton strips. Always a ton of freshly cracked black pepper and/or a drizzle of the brine from pickled jalapeños. Weird, I know!
thebunalsorises July 24, 2012
I like peanuts and cilantro, as well as a soft-boiled egg. The yolk mixes in and it gets all creamy and delicious.
passifloraedulis July 23, 2012
In addition to the above, you tiao (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtiao) cut up into bit size pieces.
Matt March 3, 2019
Omg thank you!!!! That sounds good and I’m gonna try it tonight, hope it taste good!!!
babytiger July 18, 2012
Definitely love pork floss. Pickles are great, especially love spicy daikon and bamboo. Peanuts in soy sauce. Salted duck egg, more with plain porridge. Some people like to crack a raw egg on top of hot porridge and stir it in.
Ophelia July 17, 2012
leftover grilled or fried fish, hard boiled egg and pickled vegetables (jicama pickled overnight is nice).
Summer O. July 17, 2012
Fried shallots!
Panfusine July 17, 2012
Grilled shishito peppers!
HalfPint July 17, 2012
chopped preserved egg, scallions, cilantro, and crispy wonton skins
wietje July 16, 2012
Cilantro, shredded chicken and preserved radish.
Reiney July 16, 2012
In addition to those that you mention, I love peanuts and preserved vegetables (usually mustard greens).
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