It was my maiden trip to the far-west at Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre & Market, which is managed by NTUC Foodfare.
A friend who stays at BP recommended Father & Son’s Fried Carrot Cake (popular due to hunky hawker Walter Tay), You Xiang Teochew Noodles, Zai Lai Prawn Noodle’s Lor Mee, and Hai Nan Hometown.
He mentioned that Chye Lye Ah Ma Mee Sua, more affectionally just known as “再来” (which literally means “come again”), has the longest queue though he wasn’t a big fan personally due to the ‘porky’ taste.
I decided to try it anyway due to the rainy weather. They have other two outlets at Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre and Toa Payoh Central.
There is also a 再来 Chye Lye Lor Mee at the same Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre which offers Lor Mee, Prawn Noodles, and Laksa.
The menu is lean, with Ah Ma Mee Sua ($4), Ah Gong Tou Chiam ($4.50), Ma Ma Sheng Mian ($4), and Bee Hoon Soup ($2.80, $4).
You get to have noodles you don’t commonly find elsewhere. The “Tau Chiam” is soy bean noodles which looks like ban mian; while “Sheng Mian” is not crispy noodles but somewhat like thick yellow noodles.
Its signature Ah Ma Mee Sua ($4) came with bountiful ingredients of sliced pork, large handmade meatball, a generic meatball, stewed mushrooms, liver slices and egg.
Worthy of mention is the soft handmade meatball with bits of salted fish within.
Even before I started tucking in, the strong aroma of the Chinese wine would just hit your nose – probably a love or hate it (or don’t get it) situation. I suspect this would appeal to customers of a certain generation who grew up with having such styles of Mee Sua right at home.
The Mee Sua was thin, silky with soft texture and mouthfeel, though might have a slight-salty aftertaste. Thankfully, it didn’t soak up the soup that much after being left for a while.
I can imagine why people would love the soup as it was prominently fragrant, flavourful and comforting, not similar to the usual styles (like when you purchase from a ban mian stall).
However, if you are not that fond of Chinese wine and a possibly strong porky taste, then you may feel this bowl is too much for you.
Chye Lye Ah Ma Mee Sua 再来阿嬷麵線
Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre & Market, 2 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, Singapore 679947
Opening Hours: 9am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre #02-21, 676 Woodlands Drive 71, Singapore 730676
Opening Hours: 10am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
J99 Eating House, 186 Toa Payoh Central #01-402, Singapore 310186
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
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