JB Ah Meng – Famous For White Pepper Crabs And Bee Hoon, Moving By Year End
In the dark lanes of Geylang Lor 23 (no red lanterns around), the likes of white peppery crabs are waiting to be devoured.
Dingy back alley, where round tables get laid out for all to be served, only after the sun starts to set at 5:30pm onwards.
This is also where a Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant can be found, that even the Ang Moh inspectors take pleasure in.
JB Ah Meng originated from Singapore, and has nothing to do with Singapore’s favourite orangutan.
Accordingly, the chefs from JB Ah Meng are from across the causeway, and cook in feisty Malaysian style with wok-hei.
The recommended dishes: JB San Lou Meehoon, White Pepper Crab, Salted Egg Prawn Roll, 3 Delicacy Beancurd.
We heard a statement that “If JB Ah Meng’s White Pepper Crab is 2nd best nobody will claim to be the 1st.”
Is that even true?
After chomping down those sweet crab meat tossed in piquant kick of white pepper, we think there is some truth in that statement.
The crab could be of bigger sizes, boosting more succulent meat, but the power sauce would make you overlook that. Hate using this phrase, but those were finger-licking-good.
The JB San Lou Mee Hoon (($7/$11/$14) looked like a plate of flat mess (simi lai?) or a pancake gone wrong, but you know, the taste is quite the opposite.
Fried with shrimps, egg and vegetables at the bottom, there was a play of textures of both thin crisp and moist. Also, the darker the colour of the vermicelli, the more flavours it had absorbed.
The Salted Egg Prawn Roll ($20/$30/$40) didn’t arrive exactly how I would have imagine… ”Where’s the roll? Is this it? So little?”
BUT, this was a version where the salted egg yolk merged beautifully with the crisp batter.
The two are totally different in personally like Yang Guo meeting Little Dragon Girl, but coming together wrapping around prawns and corn kernels, that would be swept away clean fast.
JB Ah Meng has announced its closure on 15th December 2016 at its current location, and will be moving to Geylang Lor 30 in 2017.
I will probably be there. I miss the white pepper crabs so much.
JB Ah Meng
2 Lor 23 Geylang, Singapore 388353
Tel: +65 6741 2418
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 2:30am
New Location: 534 Geylang Road Lor 30 (from 1st Jan 2017)
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* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
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