Saturday, February 28, 2015

Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee (新加坡炒福建虾面) @ Whampoa Drive Makan Place


Fried Hokkien Mee has been one of Singapore's favourite food and even many blogs have come up with their own list of best fried hokkien mee in Singapore. I enjoy a good plate of fried hokkien mee too. However I don't usually order it because most of them falls short of my expectation. Having eaten around Singapore, currently only two stalls fall under my expectation, Xiao Di Fried Prawn Mee and  Kim Keat Hokkien Mee


Today I made a pit stop at Whampoa Drive Makan Place to check out another apparently popular stall called Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee (新加坡炒福建虾面). The first interesting thing I notice about this stall is that ordering and servicing is not from the front of the stall but by the side. That is an unique stall layout compare to the rest of the stalls in Singapore.

Fried Hokkien Mee 4/5

Sighting the plate of  Fried Hokkien Mee, I noticed that the ratio of the beehoon is more than the yellow noodles. The plate of noodles actually was pretty flavourful and tasty, soaking up the essence of the broth. However it lacked the aroma from the pork lard and garlic. Another important element for a good plate of hokkien mee is the chilli. I like to mix the chilli with the noodles and have it together. The chilli here complemented the noodles very well.

Fried Hokkien Mee 4/5

I find the plate of fried hokkien mee pretty good except for some nitty gritty details such as garlic and pork lard. The extra effort would have bring them to the next level. However looking at their popularity with long queues most the time, I doubt they would or even need to put in the effort work. Overall it is still a good plate of fried hokkien mee and worth the try.

Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee (新加坡炒福建虾面)
Whampoa Drive Makan Place
90 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 320090
Tel: +65 68849018
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park (NE Line), Novena (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Farrer Park MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk to bus stop outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (Stop ID 07211). Take bus number 125 or 139. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Novena MRT station. Take Exit B. Cross the road and walk to bus stop opposite Novena Church (Stop ID 50031). Take bus number 21 and 131. Alight 7 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 20 minutes. [Map]