The queue for Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sah Hor Fun 德记怡保沙河粉 tucked at a corner of Hong Lim Food Centre Level 2 can be considered insane to some, with a long line that can start way before opening hours of 11am, say at 10:30am?

I have once written a ”Must-Try Ipoh Horfun in Singapore” and tried most of the famous hor fun around, and Tuck Kee still remains as one of the favourites.

Do head there early enough though, as some of their popular plates get sold out early lunch time.

The stall with more than 40 years of history, is most popular for its ‘ultimate’ Crayfish and Prawn Hor Fun ($11).

The other choices are Chicken Prawn Horfun ($7), Pacific Clam Prawn Horfun ($7), and Abalone Mushroom Prawn Horfun ($7).

You can add on fresh Prawn Wanton for an additional $3, $4, or $6.

As the hawkers are Teochew and with a social liking for crayfish, they chose to sell their horfun different from others – presenting crayfish halves with silky rice noodles.

After some attempts (usually too long queue or too late), I managed to try the signature Hor Fun with Crayfish and found the portion pretty generous, despite some customers feeling this is pricey for a food centre. I mean, it is CRAYFISH.

While more expensive than an average plate, it came in a sizable serving, with three large prawns and whole crayfish halves.

Despite looking like it would be a messy affair to eat, the meat was easily pulled out, rather chunky with a firm texture, sweet with a mild taste.

The winning combination was really the smooth thinner than usual hor fun that would slide down as you eat, and the tasty sauce cooked with chicken bones and prawns.

Instead of simply chomping down the food, you can slurp the noodles because it is soft, long yet not clumpy. Definitely one of the better versions around.

I also didn’t mind the Abalone Mushroom Prawn Horfun ($7) as well, as it would be easier to consume and the fresh prawn and soft mushrooms complemented well with the savoury partly-gooey sauce.

Add some that chilli sauce mid-way to appreciate the sauce in a different way and up the satisfaction level.

Flipside: the queue can get really long and Hong Lim Food Centre can get rather stuffy and crowded during peak hour lunch times. So arrive off-peak if you can afford it.

Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sah Hor Fun 德记怡保沙河粉
Hong Lim Food Centre #02-40, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 11am – 2:45pm (Tues – Sat), Closed Sun, Mon

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