I ate more than 20 plates for the Hokkien Mee listicle, but this was the one plate that made me stood up, stop, and go ”wow”. Because it had a rather surprising taste.

Operated by Uncle Alex, this Hokkien Mee at 396 East Coast Road is still being prepared in the traditional charcoal fire.

However, Uncle Alex has passed on most of the cooking work to the next generation, and the taste may not be quite the same as before.

Also note that there is another “Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee better known as “Swee Guan Hokkien Mee” which is operated by the brother.

Therefore, be prepared to wait, say up to 20 to 30 minutes as Uncle Alex takes his time to cook up a storm.

However, heard that standards won’t be as consistent if it is other people cooking it.

The regular serving size of Hokkien Mee costs $6 and can even be sufficient enough for two people. If not, you can order than $10, $15 and $20 versions to get your fill.

What I loved the most about their dish was the distinct, classic flavour that can only come through the charcoal fire preparation of this famous dish.

The smokiness is its unique factor, and a class of its own and very ‘sexy’. You can even find those black bits throughout.

The noodles were perfectly wet, laden with robust flavours and complimented with ample amount of prawns and squid.

Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee
396 East Coast Road, Singapore 428994
Tel: +65 9733 1388
Opening Hours: 11:45am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Geylang 29 Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee
East Coast Lagoon Food Village Stall 32
Opening Hours: 4pm – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

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  1. Now the lor 29 stall no more plate eating. Only packet to eat there. Bad thing happen that the $10 bcome $6 quantity; not enough for a pax. Cheating standard.

  2. Hi Daniel, yes I’ve been a fan of Uncle Alex’s too. But ever since the Easy Coast branch has been taken over by this younger spectacled guy, standard has dropped real south! I got served pre-cooked noodles which they have pre-packed. When you order, they will take one packet, pour in into a plate, then serve you. The next time you go there to eat, observe for yourself.


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