Wednesday 4 June 2014

Tai Wah Pork Noodle – Hong Lim Food Centre: Very Good Bak Chor Mee

The Stall
Tai Wah / Tai Hwa Pork Noodle are well known for foodies in Singapore. The conflict between these two stalls made the headline a while back, until today it seems the bad blood are still there. Each of these stall have there own staunch supporters, so its all come down to personal preference.

My first encounter with Tai Wah Pork Noodle during their time in Bestway Building. I remember that stall was run by the parents and a younger gentleman. Knowing my Chinese was not very bad, the mother was very friendly and patient when taking my order. Not long afterwards, the shop there was closed and I saw this stall in Hong Lim recently.

The Price List and Awards

This time around I ordered the $6 soup version. You might be saying, what? $6 for Bak Chor Mee ('BCM')? Well just consider BCM is the Ramen version of Singapore. It will be less ouch when you pay for it.

The Bak Chor Mee

For $6, I get quite a big bowl of noodle, which can fit my face with lots of condiments like mince meat, meat balls, pork liver, flat fish, wantons and seaweed.

The Perfectly cooked liver & lard

The broth was robust, but on the lighter side. It has the sweetness from pork bones. The noodle is springy (qq). The liver are cooked to medium, pink in the middle and tender. I notice that instead of throwing the mince meat and liver to the pot, they pour hot water on them on the bowl while they are cooking the noodle. This must be the key to the yummy pork liver.

The Noodle
The dumplings / wanton are good. The meat are well seasoned and you can taste the flat fish flavour in it. Meatballs was springy and crunchy.

The Wanton and Pork Ball

Overall, Tai Wah Pork Noodle serve a very good Bak Chor Mee. All the ingredients are cooked perfectly. If only their broth are more robust, I will consider them one of the best. Cheers!!!

Food & Drink: 8/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: N/A
Ambiance: N/A
Budget per Person: $0 - $10

Tai Wah Pork Noodle
531A, Upper Cross Street
#02-16, Hong Lim Food Centre & Market
Singapore 051531

Op Hours: Daily 10.00 – 20.00

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