The little joke we had about this Hokkien Mee stall is that even if we 天天来 (come daily), it doesn’t’ 天天开 (open daily).
Operating since 1968, Come Daily 天天来炒福建虾面 is one of the popular stalls at Toa Payoh Lor 1 that serve up Fried Hokkien Mee.
Some may just rate it as the best in Singapore, and the Michelin Guide has also listed it in the guide with a Michelin Plate.
This small hawker centre consists of only 40 stalls, yet the food on offer is more than satisfying. It also has an interesting configuration, divided into four sections.
After renovations the last year, the Come Daily stall has a revamped signage, bigger menu, and the previous hawker-owner has passed on the roles of cooking to the next generation.
Other than the $4, $5, $8, and $10 plate, there is also an $18 option which is good for 3 to 4 persons. (Order it and let me know.)
If you come during peak-hour weekends, the waiting time can be from 45 minutes to an hour. However, you will be given a buzzer so you can spend the time eating at other stalls. (Tip: You can also make a call +65 9671 7071 to pre-order.)
Their Hokkien Prawn Mee is fried with a combination of rice noodles and egg noodles with prawns as the main protein ingredient, topped with bits of pork crackling.
It is worth nothing the fresh pork lard is cooked every day, as some people really go after this.
I remember that in the past, the texture was a lot ‘creamier’ and stickier, while the current plate seems to be soupier / wetter, and could do with slightly more wok-hei
At least the noodles itself is infused with the prawn and pork broth, imparting a rich and mildly-sweet flavour.
Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 天天来炒福建虾面
Blk 127, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #02-27, Singapore 310127
Tel: +65 9671 7071
Opening Hours: 8am – 2:30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed Mon