30 Jan '15, 12pm
I live for Hokkien Mee! Its the asian Carbonara!
The fried hokkien mee here (from $3) is done dry, loose and flavoursome. Thin bee hoon and yellow noodles are fried until all the flavourful stock is absorbed, the noodles slightly charred and infused with wok hei (fragrance imparted from the high heat of the wok). The owner single-handedly helms the wok to assure consistency; the smoke from the fire is so intense he has to wear goggles to protect his eyes. The sambal – a blend of dried chillies and dried shrimp – does not only add a spicy kick to the noodle dish, it also has sweetness that complements. Be warned: the wait can be long during peak hours, but this fried hokkien mee is worth every minute.