For fans of Beef Brisket Noodles (Ngou Lam Mien or Niu Nan Mian), the famous Fatty Ox HK Kitchen from Chinatown Complex Food Centre has opened a full-fledged eatery.

This hawker stall at #02-84 specialises in Hong Kong-style Cantonese food, also recognised by Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate” for its wide array of noodles, beef brisket, pork trotter and barbecue meats.

It recently got more attention from tourists after famous YouTuber Mark Wines featured the Chinatown stall.

The recipes here are said to be by Hong Kong-born chef Cheung Sun Kwai (and I read from @ieatishootipost that his disciple is Fatty Cheong from ABC Brickworks Food Centre).

The eatery is opened by the son of Chef Cheung, and can sit about 20 to 30 pax in an air-conditioned environment.

By the way, it is of short walking distance from Hawker Chan (also along Smith Street). Both have a stall at the food centre upstairs and eatery downstairs.

I am not a business person, but just wondering if it would been better for the footfall and exposure if opened somewhere else?

Fatty Ox HK Kitchen offers mains including Beef Brisket Noodles ($8.50), Pig Trotter Noodles ($7.50), Soy Chicken Noodles ($7.50), Char Siew Noodles ($7.50), and Dumpling Noodles ($6) – mostly a couple of dollars more than the hawker stall’s pricing.

Customers can also choose rice over noodles.

Sharing plates of Beef Brisket ($16, $32), Pig’s Trotter ($14, $28), Double Combo Meat ($12, $18), Soy Chicken ($15, $30), and Roasted Char Siew ($30, $60) are also available.

As this is their first foray into a sit-down eatery, it is understandable that operations and some processes may not be entirely smooth (yet) and waiting time can be relatively long (say 20 minutes even though I was the only customer ordering.)

I would recommend the Beef Brisket Noodles ($8). The plate came with generous chunks of brisket and tendon with a braising sauce that was quite addictive and had that Hong Kong flavour.

The Hong Kong style egg noodles were springy with a good bite.

Even though it looked plain, give it a good toss and mix to appreciate both the flavours and texture.

Fatty Ox’s mildly flavoured braising sauce is balanced in sweetness and savoury. For a spicy kick, add their house-made sambal chili paste.

As for the Soya Sauce Chicken, the chicken meat was plump and tender with a golden-brown glaze.

While decent, the chicken meat on its own did not stand out in big way.

If you need some sides to go along, there are the Dumpling Soup ($6), Seasonal Veggie ($5), and Fried Pork Shrimp Roll ($6).

While the Shui Jiao dumplings did not come with any shrimps, they were generously wrapped with succulent minced pork and plump, with crunchy black fungus wrapped within.

No queue here compared to the hawker stall, so perhaps it is time to head down.

Fatty Ox Hong Kong Kitchen
50 Smith Street, Singapore 058958
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9pm, Last order 8:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Fatty Ox Hong Kong Kitchen 肥牛食家.过桥面档
Chinatown Food Centre #02-84, Blk 335, Smith Street, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 2:30pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

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