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 Hock Siong has a brother (Alex) with a stall called Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee located at East Coast. While they are from the same family, there are differences between the two versions.
Family differences aside, Hock Siong was trained by the guru, his father himself.
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.
It is also fried till soft and flavourful with lard fragrance.
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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