Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bukit Purmei Lor Mee @ West Coast Drive

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Great news for fans of Bukit Purmei Lor Mee! It is back at a new location in a coffeeshop at block 501 West Coast Drive. After suffering from a heart attack, uncle Zhang has closed his original stall at bukit purmei about a year ago. With the advice from the doctor to look after his frail body, uncle Zhang no more cooks the noodles but he is still the person behind the scene preparing the ingredients and the "lor" sauce every morning. At the front of the stall is his wife cooking the lor mee and niece completing the finishing touch of the lor mee brimming with ingredients.

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Lor BeeHoon 3.8/5

The Lor Mee here comes in three pricing $3, $3.50 and $4.50. For the $3 smallest portion, I ordered the beehoon. While the texture of the bee hoon is smooth and silky, I felt that beehoon's thinnest is harder to coat the "lor" sauce evenly, hence you don't get that consistency with each mouthful.

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Lor Mee 4/5

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Lor Mee 4/5

For the biggest portion at $4.50, I had the noodle which I feel goes better with the rich and thick "lor" sauce. The bowl of noodles come with sliced fish cakes, braised pork belly and crispy deep fried flour nuggets. The brimming bowl of ingredients with the deep fried flour nuggets is the highlight of the lor mee. I would recommend adding the black vinegar and chilli sauce to accentuated the flavours.

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On a side note, this is the same coffeeshop where the original Ah Hoe Mee Pok (the teacher who taught the Japanese how to cook mee pok) is located. Now there are two hawker legends in the same coffeeshop. Both stalls have snaking queue with Bukit Purmei lor mee having a waiting time of around 1 hour 30 minutes. That is how long I queued for the two bowls of lor mee.


Bukit Purmei Lor Mee 
Blk 501 West Coast Drive
Singapore 120501
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Wed-Thu, Sat-Sun: 730am - 2pm
(Closed on Mon, Tue and Fri)

Direction:
1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Clementi MRT station (Stop ID 17171). Take bus number 78. Alight 5 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Clementi Bus Interchange. (Stop ID 17009). Take bus number 285. Alight 5 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]

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