North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre is somewhat of a hidden gem that does not get too many shoutouts.
Even so, it is now home to more than one Michelin-recommended hawker stalls.
One of them is Shanyuan Teochew Kway Teow Mian 汕源潮州粿條麵, which apparently has only opened shop here a few years ago.
The brand has another outlet at Bendemeer Market & Food Centre #01-15.
The signature dish is essentially Bak Chor Mee, or minced meat noodles, a local favourite.
The clangs of pots and ladles at the stall goes on all day long, quite literally, because the stall is open 24/7, 7 days a week – satisfy your noodle cravings any time you like.
To be honest, because the stall looks so unassuming, I would probably walked past it a few times without thinking twice.
There are essentially a few permutations on the menu – Fishball Noodles ($3.50), Minced Meat Noodles ($4), Fish Dumpling Fishball Mee Tai Mak ($4.50), Fishball Minced Meat Noodles ($4).
Go for the Fish Dumpling Minced Meat Noodle ($4).
To go with the springy thin noodles, an assortment of toppings include minced meat, meat balls, pork liver, fish dumplings, and sliced pork.
It is all brought together by a soy sauce base, with chilli padi, spring onions, and fried onions.
The fishballs were relatively bouncy. A decent rendition nothing quite much out of the ordinary, but I guess it’s a ‘dependant’ bowl if you have cravings.
Alternatively, the Fish Dumpling Fishball Minced Meat Noodles ($4) replaces the meats balls and pork liver with fish balls and fish cake respectively.
There is a Fish Dumpling Fishball Mee Tai Mak ($4) version.
For our foreign friends, “Mee Tai Mak” is also known as “Lou Shu Fun” in Cantonese or “silver needle noodles” in English.
The rice noodles are short and white, resembling small rods or needles, hence the name.
You get a combination of subtle, neutral flavour of the Mee Tai Mak the robust mix of sauces.
The contrast between the smooth, slippery noodles and the textured, flavourful meat creates quite a multi-dimensional eating experience.
There is nothing to complain about, especially when Shanyuan Teochew Kway Teow Mian is forever open for people who need their breakfast to supper.
Shanyuan Teochew Kway Teow Mian 汕源潮州粿條麵
North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre #01-95, 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783
Opening Hours: 24/7
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* Written by Dean Ang and Daniel Ang. Follow @DanielFoodDiary on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube for more food news, food videos and travel highlights. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.