Tucked away in the bustling neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru at Seng Poh Road, is a Bak Chor Mee gem that may just transport you back to the good old days.
This is also known as the “No Signboard Bak Chor Mee” or “Sixties Chaozhou Traditional Minced Meat Noodle”, and you often find a queue at this humble coffeeshop opposite Tiong Bahru Food Centre.
The other stalls found here are Zai Xing Vegetarian Food 再兴素食 斎菜 and Mr and Mrs Nasi Lemak.
The kopitiam is reminiscent of the good-old-days, and may just ‘transport’ you to a bygone era.
However, do note that the kopitiam is ending operations come 27 June, and the future fate of this Bak Chor Mee stall is currently unknown.
On the menu are Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle ($5, $6, $7), Fishball Noodles ($4), and Teochew Dumpling Noodles ($5, $6, $7).
The taste is as old-school as it gets, with a vinegary punch.
Usually, the mee kia and mee pok are cooked just right, providing a satisfying bite that beautifully contrasts with the tender minced meat and succulent slices of braised mushrooms.
Here’s the thing: even if you see the queue may not be too long (say 3 to 5 customers in line), you may need to wait for an extended time as there seems to be ‘invisible’ customers (or regulars) ordering dabao.
I know this may frustrate certain people.
As I tried this a couple of times, the springiness of the noodles and sauce mix is not always consistent as it would depend on who is cooking.
Sometimes a disproportionate amount of pepper would be added in to soup, making it unusually peppery. Otherwise, the pork broth would have been very tasty.
While I would go if I see if it is Uncle Chye cooking, he would often take breaks here and there.
Worthy to mention are the soft braised mushrooms and dumplings included with dried sole fish.
If you order the more expensive bowl, Uncle would include fresh Ang Kah prawns bought from Tiong Bahru Market.
Sixties Chaozhou Traditional Minced Meat Noodle
71 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 160071
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 1pm (Mon – Tues, Fri – Sun), Closed Wed, Thurs
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