What is your favourite local street food? Mine is Char Kway Teow among the many. Where is the best in Singapore then? I feel that everyone has their own best since local street food is something that one grown up with. However, there are also those popular ones that have gotten the recognition from fellow Singaporean. This can be seen from the daily long queue at the stalls. One such stall is Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee at Hong Lim Food Centre which is also recognised in Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2018 and 2019 edition.
Char Kway Teow 4.8/5
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, people are going out less, and hence I took the opportunity to check out Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee since the queue is not as long as usual. By the way, I was really looking forward to the plate of hot piping fried rice noodles, as this is my first time trying it. Yes, I have been put off by the long queues all these years, and this is my first time having it.
I was blown away when I took the first mouthful. First, you get the wok hei smokiness, follow by the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. What I like most is the coat of beaten egg that is still a bit runny, and the noodle is cooked to a delicious semi-wet texture. For $5, this portion is quite generous too. It comes with bean sprouts, fish cakes and cockles. You can also add extra cockles for additional $2. If I am to be particular, I feel that the addition of Chinese sausage will further elevate the delicious plate of rice noodle. Nevertheless, this is still my top 3 char kway teow in Singapore.
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Hong Lim Food Centre
Blk 531A Cross Street
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (NE Line, DT Line)
Mon-Sat: 6am - 330pm
(Closed on Sun & PH)
1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit E. Cut cross Chinatown Point. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit F. Journey time about 5 minutes. Cut across Hong Lim Complex. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]