30 Jun '15, 1am
Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee @ ABC Food Centre
In Penang, there is a Char Kway Teow uncle who wears goggles when stir frying his char kway teow. In Singapore, we have a Hokkien Mee uncle who wears goggles when stir frying his hokkien mee. At ABC Market, 66-year-old Mr Toh fries up plate after plate of Hokkien Mee triumphantly to hordes of customers daily. Friendly Mr Toh is the second generation hawker. His father started selling hokkien mee in a push cart in Tiong Bahru during the olden days. When his son took over in 80s, they moved into ABC Market. In case I get slammed for getting special treatment because I write a blog, here’s a disclaimer. I ordered 3 plates of hokkien mee ($5 each), each plate of hokkien mee only has two prawns. For photo purpose, we took extra two prawns and a few slices of sotong from another plate of hokkien mee and place it on this plate. Hence, you see a big portion of the hokkien mee. Sor...