Despite being a relatively new stall, one of the most popular shops at Food Republic Wisma Atria is Ah Yen Traditional Fried Pork, the famous Sabah brand’s first outlet in Singapore.

It will also open a brand-new outlet in Tai Seng (BreadTalk IHQ) this coming August.

Starting off as a stall in 1940 in Sandakan Market and dubbed as the mini Hong Kong of Sabah, the noodle bowl has a way of wowing crowds with its crispy, crusty Hakka-style fried pork cutlet.

Ah Yen continues to delight fans all the way from Sabah to Singapore at Food Republic Wisma Atria and at Food Republic @ BreadTalk IHQ.

On the menu are various noodle choices such as Sandakran Fried Pork Kuey Teow, Sarawak Laksa, Ah Yen Signature Kuey Teow, Salt & Pepper Chicken Noodles, to Century Egg Dumpling Noodles Soup.

Each bowl is priced from $6.50 to $12.50.

Recommended is the Noodles Set Meal ($11.50), complete with Century Egg Dumplings, Iceberg Lettuce with Oyster Sauce, and your choice of Sandakan Fried Pork Noodles or Salt & Pepper Chicken Noodles.

The Sandakan Fried Pork Noodles ($6.50 for a la carte, $11.50 for Noodles Set Meal) is a signature dish you may want to have.

Deep-fried to a golden exterior, the recipe of this signature dish is a well-guarded family secret.

The essence of the dish lies in a proprietary blend and marination of red fermented beancurd on pork, to create more depth of flavors.

Accordingly, only fresh Malaysian pork is used, marinated for hours, then doused in a special flour mix to make the pieces very crispy.

I liked how the pork cutlet was expertly cut into thin slices, but you could still get that crisp contrasted with tender meat.

ORder yours with kuey teow (rice noodles) or thin noodles. Both were good, but I preferred the mee kia marginally better for the springy BBQ bite.

The brand prides itself on serving handmade noodles, crafted using traditional techniques, which adds that distinctive springy bite.

Ah Yen Traditional Fried Pork
Food Republic Wisma Atria, Level 4, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Food Republic @ BreadTalk IHQ
BreadTalk IHQ #01-06/07/08, Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534013
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

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