Friday, November 6, 2015

Kim Keat Hokkien Mee (金吉炒福建面 ) @ Toa Payoh Lorong 4


Kim Keat Hokkien Mee (金吉炒福建面 ) at Toa Payoh Lorong 4 has received some hype in social media recently for its sio bak fried hokkien mee served in a claypot. I have tried their hokkien mee before and I enjoyed it but that is almost a year ago. However, I don't remember them servicing it claypot back then. I had mine served in opah leaf.

Claypot Hokkien Mee 3/5

The Claypot Hokkien Mee ($10/$15/$20/$25/$30) comes in 5 pricing. The cheapest at $10 is able to serve 2-3 pax. It comes with a few pieces of sio bak, prawns and squid.

Claypot Hokkien Mee 3/5

So what is the verdict? I don't like it at all. I was able to catch a glimpse of how it is prepared. The noodles were given a quick stir fried in the wok probably to heat it up and then transferred to the claypot which is being cooked again over fire before being served. The broth of the hokkien mee is actually quite good with the noodles absorbing it. Maybe due to the cooking methods and being served in a claypot, while the heat continues to cook the noodles, the result is a dry and gooey pot of hokkien mee which I did not enjoy at all.


Personally I am quite disappointed in the drop in standard. It also makes me wonder if the claypot is just a gimmick to charge at a higher price. If I am to go back again, I would just order the normal or opah leaf hokkien mee. I think the claypot is a bad idea.

Kim Keat Hokkien Mee (金吉炒福建面 )
Blk 92 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
Singapore 310092
Nearest MRT: Braddell (NS Line), Toa Payoh (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon: 1130am - 930pm
Wed-Sun: 1130am - 930pm

1) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at block 111 (Stop ID 52161). Take bus 231 and alight 3 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit C. Cut through diagonally across the the housing estate. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

3) Alight at Toa Payoh MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk to bus stop opposite MRT station (Stop ID 52181). Take bus number 56, 105, 153. Alight 2 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

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