Wednesday 14 July 2021

Hokkien Man – A Refine Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee with Fried Egg

Our first encounter of Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee (“HKHM”) was about a year ago. LD got a craving and decided to give this place a try. We reach there around 2 PM, however, they are sold out and almost finish cleaning and washing for the day. At the end, we ate the wanton mee from the stall beside it.

Fast forward this year, we went down to Toa Payoh for an unplanned visit around 11.30am. We decided to give them a call, the lady boss took our order 2 medium Hokkien Mee ($6; $5 for S & $7 for L) and told us it will be ready in 35 minutes.

The Stall
Since it was Saturday, parking there was so horrible as there were lots of people visiting the wet market and 2 hawker centres. I had to drop LD first to chop table and proceeding to other nearby car parks to find a parking lot. Thus, we only need to wait for another 10 mins, after checking-in with HKHM for a buzzer to confirm the order.

LD order my HKM with extra fried egg ($0.50). The HKM come loaded with ingredients and extra gravy on the plate. Some might call it “wet version”. I give the gravy a sip and I like the sweet, robust and umami flavour. I also feel certain that there is no MSG in it.

Hokkien Mee with Fried Egg
The noodle is al-dente, while the white noodle is crunchy, it absorbs the stock nicely. The prawns, sotong and sliced pork belly are evenly spread, making in an enjoyable meal. Two things that we notice missing are the strong “Wok Hei” flavour and the crispy pork lard bits.

Hokkien Mee with Fried Egg

The Noodles
For the chilli, LD feels it lacks the Power (Spiciness), that she give up eating the chilli. Meanwhile, the crispy fried egg is a must order here. Not only it gives a different texture to the plate, I find it very comforting and yummy on its own. I will probably order 2 fried egg next time to top up my Hokkien Mee. LD told me they also have abalone topping for an additional of $5 for 3-4 mini abalones.

Sliced Pork Belly
CBK Verdict: It is a delicious HKM, however, it is unlike your traditional version of HKM. Although the ingredients are the same, the taste is gentler, like it is assembled with a fine-dining touch instead of zhi char flair. Let’s just call this Hokkien Man signature Hokkien Mee. Cheers!!

Food & Drinks: 7.25/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: N/A (Self Service)
Ambiance: N/A (Food Centre)
Budget per Person: $0-$10

Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee
Blk 19 Lor 7 Toa Payoh
#01-264 Kim Keat Palm
(19 Brewcoffee Coffeeshop)
Singapore 310019

T: +65 8798 1525 (For Ordering)
IG: @Hokkienman.hokkienmee
Thu – Tue: 10.00 – 14.30 (or When “The STOCK” run out)
Closed on Wednesday.

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