It is not that easy to find Hokkien Mee fried on charcoal fire anymore.
Located at an inconspicuous coffeeshop at Geylang Lor 29, there is always a moderately long queue here, with fans waiting patiently in the heat for a plate of delicious Hokking Mee.
Note: The owner’s brother also has a stall called Geylang Lor 29, but this is located at East Coast. To prevent confusion, this stall’s name is changed.
A plate now starts at $6, but most people go for the $8 or $10 options – for a plate with that edgy, smoky taste due to the use of the charcoal.
I would say it terms of wok-hei, portion, flavours, texture, this is quite balanced overall – difficult to fault.
Certainly one of the best versions you can get in Singapore.
One thing to note: There is no rice vermicelli used, just the semi-thick yellow noodles which gives it a slight sticky, sweet texture. Some people may feel that there is a stronger alkaline taste therefore.
Swee Guan Hokkien Mee
5 Lor 29 Geylang, Singapore 388060
Phone: +65 98175652
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Thurs – Tues), Closed Wed
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