Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa @ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre


When I was asked to check out this stall at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre that sells Fruit Juice Mee Siam, I did not hesitate as I am a junkie for unique and good hawker food. Furthermore, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre housed a lot of good hawker food and I can take the opportunity to also explore the good food there. Not knowing what to expect, I made my way down to Hong Lim Market & Food Centre on a Saturday afternoon to join a group of foodies invited by OpenRice to check out this unique Mee Siam dish.

Fruit Juice Mee Siam 4.5/5

The stall Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa is located on the second floor of Hong Lim Market & Food Centre. There are quite a few Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa stalls around the island which I think are franchised. The original stall is at Jalan Besar and it is still using charcoal to cook its laksa broth. The owner of this stall, Mr Daniel Soo has been running this stall for the past 12 years and invented the special Fruit Juice Mee Siam.

Fruit Juice Mee Siam 4.5/5

The one dish meal Fruit Juice Mee Siam are priced at $3, $4 and $6. The $6 serving comes with crayfish. In my bowl of mee siam, there were luxurious servicing of crayfish, chicken, prawn and eggs. I was totally blown off by the stall's interpretation of the spicy, sweet and sour mee siam gravy. The gravy comes with a lighter colour, smoother texture and it is less oily compared to the Malay and Nonya versions. In short it seems like a more healthy version but not compromising in taste. In fact better than the traditional mee siam.

Fruit Juice Mee Siam 4.5/5

Before leaving, I tried my luck to check with the uncle what fruits were added to gravy but he refuses to tell me the ingredients. He only tells me a lot of work is needed to prepare the gravy and it needs to be boiled by a good 2 hours. I suspect pineapple and lime were added. If you have the chance to visit the food centre, do check out their fruit juice mee siam. It is really good.

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa 
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street
Singapore 051531
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (NE Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1030am - 630pm

1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to Hong Lim Market & Food Centre by cutting through Chinatown Point. The food centre is located behind Chinatown Point. Journey time 5 minutes.


  1. Fruit juice mee siam looked deliciooouus! I will avoid CHinatown Point for food and explore out here soon :) CHeers!

    1. You should and its just behind Chinatown Point. Try the curry chicken noodles and Bak Chor Mee there too.