The humble Hokkien dish of Lor Mee 卤面 known for its comforting flavours, continues to enjoy popularity in Singapore.
Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee is going places as well, with a brand-new eatery called “Black and White 黑白配” at Bukit Merah Central.
This more central location is set up in collaboration with Kure Nabe which specialises in Japanese cuisine.
Established in 1997 within a Yew Tee S-11 coffee shop, there is also another outlet at Jurong East Devan Nair Institute.
First, you may wonder what’s the difference between Feng Zhen Lor Mee at Taman Jurong and Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee. These are actually two different brands.
A brief history: Founder of the “Feng Zhen” brand Mdm Teo Siew Tin opened her first stall at Yew Tee in 1997, followed by expanding with a 2nd stall at Taman Jurong.
Due to manpower issue, Mdm Teo passed the Taman Jurong stall to her mum Mdm Siow Boon Eng to oversee in 2003. Eventually Mdm Siow took over the stall with a different food menu and recipe, but retained the “Feng Zhen” brand.
Eventually, both stalls use a different recipe. To prevent confusion, Mdm Teo’s original stall is rebranded as “Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee” hoping that this would help to provide more clarity to customers.
And no, there is no animosity between the two stalls, and the hawkers welcome customers to try both the “Feng Zhen” brands if they can.
Over at the Bukit Merah Central outlet, Lor Mee offerings include the Traditional Lor Mee ($5.50), Yuan Yuan Fish Lor Mee ($6.50), Crispy Chicken Cutlet Lor Mee ($5.50), Fish Lor Mee ($6.80), and Lor Mee Specialty ($6).
Customers can top up with sides of ngoh hiang, handmade meat ball, crispy chicken cutlet, fish dumpling, braised egg, fried fish, and their specially-made egg beancurd.
Each goes for $1 – $2.50 extra.
(You get a sense they are still getting a hang of setting up a full-fledged eatery. For example, the printed menu includes photos and pricing, without the names of the dishes, and so the server had to slowly explain.)
I was pretty surprised at the amount of ingredients and portion for the Yuan Yuan Fish Lor Mee ($6.50), which came in a big silver bowl that was well presented.
Of all the accompanying ingredients, I enjoyed the handmade pork balls best which had light crispiness, decently-sized, and were still relatively meaty.
Some may find the gravy on the sweet side, so I would recommend tasting it on its own first then adding some vinegar, chilli and garlic to bring out that ’oomph’.
I have yet to try the Kure Nabe side of things, which offered Pork Rib Nabe ($9.90), Tonkotsu Ramen ($8.80), Gyu Don ($8.90), Salmon Mentaiko Don ($8.90), Chicken Katsu ($7.90) and different types of Maki.
Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee’s wish is to open a brand in all regions of Singapore so that more people can try their Lor Mee. Hope the team can realise this dream one day.
Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee (at Black and White 黑白配)
161 Bukit Merah Central #01-3729, Singapore 150161
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 3pm (Mon – Sun)
Kure Nabe Serving Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm, Last orders 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee – Yew Tee
787B Choa Chu Kang Drive, Yew Tee S11 Coffeeshop, Singapore 682787
Opening Hours: 6am – 2pm (Tues – Thurs, Sat – Sun), Closed Mon, Fri
Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee – Jurong East
Devan Nair Institute #01-05, 80 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609607
Opening Hours: 7am – 2pm (Mon – Fri), 7am – 12:30pm (Sat), Closed Sun
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Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee (Old Airport Road Food Centre)
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