After numerous missed opportunities, I finally get to try Ah Heng Curry Chicken Been Hoon Mee at Queen Street. Many people has told me that it is comparable to the popular Heng Kee Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee at Hong Lim Food Centre. In fact, each has its own fans. For me, I finally can say I have tried probably the best two curry chicken been hoon mee stalls in Singapore.
I heard Ah Heng has already retired. During my visit, a young man was behind the stall at Queen Street cooking the bowl of noodle assisted by an old couple. By the way there is also a Ah Heng Curry Chicken Been Hoon Mee at Hong Lim Food Centre run by Ah Heng's nephew, while another nephew runs the other stall at Golden Shoe Complex.
Curry Chicken Noodle 4/5
I had the Curry Chicken with Yellow Noodle as well as the Bee Hoon. Each bowl ranges from $4 to $6. I personally preferred the yellow noodle over the bee hoon. I like how the curry gravy seems to cling on to the yellow noodle more, coating each strand of the noodles. Compared to Heng Kee, I find the curry gravy lighter and less intense. In a way more drinkable.
The bowl of curry noodle comes with chunky pieces of chopped poached chicken, tau pok, fish cakes and potatoes. I like the generosity in the serving but I though the the chicken was a bit on the tough side. What I like most is actually the puffy tau pok that soaked up the gravy and has a good bite to it.
After trying both Heng Kee and Ah Heng, I felt that they are of two different schools. Heng Kee's curry gravy is richer, robust and more lemak while Ah Heng's version is lighter, drinkable and more refine. End of day it is really up to individual's preference.
Ah Heng Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee
QS269 Food House
Blk 269B Queen Street
Nearest MRT: Bugs (DT Line, EW Line)
Daily: 930am - 10pm
1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to traffic light junction. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to Bugis+. Cut through the building to Queen Street. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]