|Mee Pok @ Lai Heng|
As a fan of Bak Chor Mee (Minced Meat Noodle), LD and I always keep a lookout for a delicious bowl BCM. Our new BCM adventure led us to Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee (‘Lai Heng’).
|Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee|
The first time we visited the shop, we were surprised that the shop is run by all ladies. Only until the 3rd visit, which falls on Monday, I finally saw the uncle cooking the noodle. The noodle price starts from $4/$5/$6 (for small, medium and large).
Mee Pok ($6, non-spicy). On our second visit, I decided to combine my breakfast and lunch, so I ordered the large portion. The portion is huge and I have trouble finishing my order. The noodle is cooked to al-dente and for non-chilli, the balance between ketchup, vinegar and mushroom sauce is perfect. Surprisingly, you can find beansprouts hidden between the noodles.
|Mee Pok $6|
One thing obvious between the $5 and $6 version, is the portion of the toppings which include mushroom, liver, lean pork meat, minced meat and also the slices of abalone. The liver thinly sliced, resulting in a crunchy texture instead of the usual soft and creamy. Each dry version of the noodle come with a bowl of soup, that is robust and filled with the essence of Oink Oink.
Mee Kia ($5, spicy). LD prefer Mee Kia compare to Mee Pok. According to her, the noodle is cooked to al-dente, while the chilli is fragrant with a medium level of spiciness to it. The toppings are less than mine, but it is more than enough for the amount of noodle served $5 portion.
|Mee Kia $5|
|Check out the Chilli|
Mee Kia Soup ($5). I finally got to try their soup version. For the soup version, the noodle and ingredients are covered with the robust broth. The noodle is springy and absorbs the broth nicely. It has the same topping as the dry version, with the addition of “Tong Cai“ and seaweed. I feel that the soup version is very good, almost like eating our Singapore version of ramen. Yum Yum.
|Mee Kia Soup $5|
|Mee Kia in Soup|
Since Lai Heng has been operating for 34 years, they sure have their own fans. Waiting time up to 30 minutes is normal, but so far, we waited around 10 to 15 minutes on average. Once you placed your order, you will be given a queue number and you just have to wait at your table until your number is called.
|While Waiting for Our Noodle|
Chilli and PORK LARD is self-service!!
|Unlimited Pork Lard|
Overall, a must visit place for Bak Chor Mee lovers and it is in my top 3 Bak Chor Mee place in Singapore. Cheers!!
Service: 7/10 (Self Service)
Ambiance: Clean and Tidy Coffee Shop
Budget per Person: $0 - $10.
Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee
Blk 73 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
T: +65 9620 2074
Thu – Tue: 08.00 – 16.00
Closed on Wednesday.