Located at one other end of Orchard Road, Far East Plaza may have lost some of its retail fame from the good-old days, but people do head there for the many inexpensive fuss-free eateries.
This particular eatery Greenview Café tucked on corner of Level 4, is the food fix you need if you love Mee Hoon Kueh. (Also read: 10 Delicious DRY BAN MIAN In Singapore)
Mee Hoon Kueh generally refers to hand-torn noodles. “Mee Hoon” would mean “wheat flour” in Hokkien, while “Kueh” generally refers to “cake”.
A bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh is typically served with an anchovies-based soup, included with minced pork, fried anchovies, mani vegetables and egg (not note: no eggs added here).
The name “Greenview” has been passed down from the original business some 30 years ago.
Out of simplicity and the fact that the founders Aunty and the late Uncle Choy took up the name “Greenview”, the new owners continue to use this name as it established a good following.
In terms of noodles alone, there are choices of Minced Pork Mee Hoon Kuey ($5), Herbal Soup Mee Hoon Kway ($6), Fried Mee Hoon Kuey ($5.60), Prawn Mee Hoon Kuey ($6.50), Fishball Mee Hoon Kuey ($5), Sliced Fish Mee Hoon Kuey ($6.00), and Tom Yum Mee Hoon Kuey ($7).
There are some appetisers of Fried Stick Cake ($1.80), Crispy Prawn Fritter ($1.80); along with fried dishes of Chinese Fried Rice ($5), Salted Fish Fried Rice ($5.50) and Pig Liver Mee Sua ($6).
Affordable pricing, considering town area.
Their Mee Hoon Kueh ($5) is probably the version that came with the most irregularly shaped pieces – confirmed hand-torn.
The soup that was cooked using a combination of pork bone and chicken broth had some natural sweetness though was slightly on the mild side for me.
Interesting, I also once tried the other recommended Herbal Soup Mee Hoon Kway ($6). While it had a lovely herbal aroma and was delicately sweet, the soup could be a tad salty overall.
Note that unless typical ban mian stalls, there is no egg added (so you may feel like something is missing), but you can request at additional cost. (Though they mentioned actually not many customers ask for that.)
The star item here is the Dry Mee Hoon Kueh ($5), made with a special concoction of house-made sambal mixed with premium dark and light soy sauce.
Indeed, you would experience those soft chewy hand-torn noodles (lovely texture) tossed evenly in this savoury and spicy sauce, contrasted with crispy ikan bilis.
I wished there was more minced pork, for this is probably as good as it gets for the price.
14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-96, Singapore 228213
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
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