Friday, March 25, 2022

Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee @ Bukit Batok - Singapore's Traditional Delicacy That Falls Short Of My Expectation


Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee has been opening several stalls around the island in recent years with the latest outlet in the West. The stall is located at Gather Together Coffeeshop at block 177 Bukit Batok West Ave 8. 


Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee's original stall is at Old Airport Road, run by Mr Ng Hock Wah, who should be 74 years old this year. He learnt the art of cooking hokkien mee since 18 years old. He is a legend himself, cooking and mastering that only one dish for 57 years.

Fried Hokkien Mee 3/5

Traditional Fried Hokkien Mee comes with only chopped red chillis. However, to cater to the younger generation, the stall has introduced sambal to go with the noodle. I know there are split views of Nam Sing's hokkien mee among my foodie friends. Most of them does not like it. I have never tried it, so this will determine which side of the fence I stand on.


The plate of Fried Hokkien Mee comes in $5, $8 and $10. It is the dry version using thin vermicelli. It seems the ratio of beehoon is much more than the yellow noodle. I am probably used to eating hokkien mee that has a slurping texture. This version with a mouthful of thin beehoon is too dry for me. In addition, the prawn stock is almost undetectable. It is more like a plate of fried beehoon rather than fried hokkien mee. Now I understand why most of my food friends do not like it. I am not a fan of it too.


Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
Get Together Coffeeshop
Blk 177 Bukit Batok West Ave 8
Singapore 650177
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am - 8pm

1) Alight at Bukit Batok MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Stop ID 43009). Take bus number 941. Alight 6 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

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