Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee @ Queen Street (Bugis) - The Return Of The Legendary Bukit Purmei Lor Mee


Fans of Bukit Purmei Lor Mee will be glad to know that it has made another come back. Having followed them from Bukit Purmei to West Coast Drive, the joy was shortfall when uncle Teo falls sick again, and they have to close the stall. This time the stall is run by the third generation, uncle Teo's nephew. With the news of Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee opening, the stall has been gathering long queues every day. During my visit, I queued for around an hour.

Lor Mee 4.2/5

The Lor Mee comes in 3 sizes - $3.50, $4 and $5. The $5 portion comes with fried fish, but the stall did not have it during my visit. The stall owner told me that they are short of staffing and cannot cope with the overwhelming crowd..


As the stall does not have fried fish, we ordered the $4 portion, which comes with slices of pork, fish cake, char siew and fried ngoh hiang balls in a thick and flavoursome braising sauce. I looked back at my old photo album of bukit purmei lor mee, and I realized it used to have more ingredients such as ngoh hiang and fried crispy bits. It also feels a bit weird to have char siew for lor mee.



In my view, the bowl of lor mee is good but fall short of the standard we used to know. I also don't quite understand the ngoh hiang ball, which is very hard and lacked the five spice flavour. I prefer the stall to bring back the standard accompanying ingredients that Uncle Teo used to serve in his bowl of lor mee. 

Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee
269B Queen Street
Singapore 180269
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line), Bencoolen (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 730am - 330pm
(Closed on Mon)

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]

2) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Bencoolen Street to the junction of Bencoolen Street and Middle Road. Turn road onto Middle Road. Walk down Middle Road. Turn left onto Waterloo Street. Walk towards Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple. Walk to block 268B. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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