Talk about the best Hokkien Mee in Singapore, and Chomp Chomp Food Centre comes to mind.
Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee 亚福炒福建虾面 is considered the champ among many regulars in Serangoon; while there are also supporters for Chia Keng Fried Hokkien Mee (Stall #11 at Chomp Chomp) or Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle 小弟炒虾面 (at 153 Serangoon North Ave 1).
Hokkien Mee is one of those local hawker food that I treasure more: Because these stalls are typically “one-man-shows” cooked by old hawkers, many of them do not have an apprentice to hand over their skills and business to.
The stall is also listed in the “Michelin Plate” guide. (The Michelin Plate or L’Assiette Michelin is a new designation worldwide, a symbol that indicates “restaurants where the inspectors have discovered quality food.”)
There is always a long queue here, so be prepared for the long wait of at least 30 – 45 minutes while uncle whips up your order.
On peak hour weekends, it can go up to an hour or more. (In that kind of heat, people around may get slightly short-tempered, so stay patient.)
Their Fried Hokkien Mee ($3, $4, $5) is a mixture of thick yellow noodles and thin bee hoon noodles combined with prawns and squid and simmered in a rich prawn-flavoured broth.
Served with sambal chili (very delicious) and calamansi.
Compared to other Hokkien Mee stalls, this rendition is not too watery – considered one of the drier ones I tried, and the sauce clings to the noodles.
What I liked about the plate: The base was rich; the prawns fresh and you could still taste its natural sweetness.
The portion was not bad as well.
If you love lard, you will be in for a shock since there are none of those crispy bits added.
Surprisingly (fans don’t come and scold me ah), I thought there could have been more wok-hei and so it lacked of that “wow” factor”. Perhaps it has to be with the hour I went – gone down quite late to avoid a long queue.
Overall, a well-balanced plate in terms of flavours and ‘stickiness’.
Long-time diners here rate Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles as the best among all the Hokkien Mee stalls, though taste is always subjective.
Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee 亚福炒福建虾面
20 Kensington Park Road, #01-27 Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Mon, Wed – Sun); Closed Tues
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