I was running errands in the area and decided to walk over to Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Food Centre to find breakfast. A snaking queue at Seletar Sheng Mian. Mee Hoon Kway caught my attention and I decided to join the queue to check out for myself what the fuss is about. I follow MissTamChiak blog so I know this is one of her favourite stalls which she eats with her grandpa almost every week. However, I did not know that they actually have another stall beside the one at Kebun Baru Food Centre.
I did some research online and released that Seletar Sheng Mian & Mee Hoon Kway started at Seletar Food Centre. When the food centre was demolished, the elder brother moved to Toa Payoh Lorong 8 while the other brother settled down at Kebun Baru Food Centre.
Sheng Mian Soup 4.2/5
A bowl of noodle at the stall starts from $3. I had the Sheng Mian Soup ($4) which comes with egg, ikan bilis, fried shallots, vegetables, 2 prawns, minced pork and lean pork. The portion is quite generous with the variety of ingredients. The noodle looks a bit like our maggie mee but its less crispy and much softer. While the noodle is enjoyable and comes with a nice bite, the star is the soup made using pork bones and ikan bilis. It is the sweet soup that carries and hold the whole dish together.
Mee Hoon Kway Soup 4.2/5
My wife ordered the Mee Hoon Kway Soup ($4) which uses the same soup base and comes with the same variety of ingredients. The mee hoon kway is more doughy and chewy. In short, its up to individual which type of noodles you prefer to go with that excellent bowl of soup.
The stall also offers the dry version for both the sheng mian and mee hoon kway. I did not try during my visit but I noticed some of the customers having it and the chilli does look quite shiok. I look forward in coming back to try the dry version next time.
Seletar Sheng Mian & Mee Hoon Kway
Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Food Centre
Blk 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8
Nearest MRT: Braddell (NS Line), Toa Payoh (NS Line)
Fri-Tue: 630am - 2pm
(Closed on Wed & Thu)
1) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Braddell MRT station (Stop ID 52171). Take bus no. 59. Alight 2 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge. Walk towards block 210. Journey time about 9 mins. [Map]
2) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Braddell MRT station (Stop ID 52171). Take bus no. 232. Alight 2 stops later. Cut across Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Park. Walk towards block 210. Journey time about 10 mins. [Map]
3) Alight at Toa Payoh MRT station Take Exit D. Walk to bus stop opposite Toa Payoh station (Stop ID 52181). Take bus no. 153 or 105. Alight 3 stops later. Cross the overhead bridge. Walk towards block 210. Journey time about 15 mins. [Map]