26 May '12, 5pm
Mee Pok stall operates 24 hours below Workers' Party HQ
Last week I reviewed the Balestier branch of Da Lian Traditional Noodle and I said I wanted to compare it with its 'HQ' at Syed Alwi Road. So I went there - twice - this week. After 6am one morning, and then at 1pm today. Da Lian coffeeshop is located at the end of one stretch of Syed Alwi Road. Turn left to enter this road from Jalan Besar. It's not on the right-hand side of Jalan Besar-Syed Alwi Road intersection near venues of more unsavoury night activities. The owner Gerry Ng wasn't in Da Lian coffeeshop when I visited. The same young worker was doing the cooking and I must say he was quite consistent. The main seating area adjoining the area for cooking and beverage preparation was slightly modern with simple rustic-looking wooden furniture while the corridor dining area alongside the street was like any other old-world kopitiam spillover. Since September last year, ...