Happy Chinese New Year to my Mandarin reading friends throughout the world! Been busy spending the last 2 days celebrating Chinese New Year at home. Taking a little time off to introduce two types of noodles, famous in Singapore.
Bak Chor Mee
This is basically a noodle plus minced pork, mixed with mushrooms and surprisingly, one of Singapore well-known dishes but seldom do we hear people going ooh-and-aah over it. Just like the Hainanese Chicken Rice, this particular noodle dish can be found almost anywhere and with each, their own set of friends.
I found myself outside of Bugis Junction when I saw this shop opposite that sells Bak Chor Mee. It was part of my itinerary, hence the need for me to try it.
As you can see, there are quite a number of patrons, usually at night and mostly made up of white-collared workers having dinner. This particular noodle can be quite dry soit is a must that you order one of their side dish — fishball soup.
This particular stall is open 24 hours a day
The meal cost me S$7, which was quite reasonable considering the amount although it wasn’t as filling as I thought it would be. But then again, you could always order up another bowl of Bak Chor Mee noodles.
Seng Huat Eating House
492 North Bridge Road
Opened 24 hours
Another version of the dry noodle is known as Wanton Noodle, in which wantons or dumplings are added to the mix. In Singapore, there is none more famous than Eng’s Noodles House. According to the owner, his father used to have his stall by the roadside underneath a tree back in the heydays. Then, due to safety purposes, they were asked to relocate to one of the food courts. Nowadays, you can find them at their own specialty store, selling just wanton noodles!
Not only is Eng famous for his wanton noodles, he is also famous for the super hot chilli that you see in the picture above. For those who want a kick in their food, this is where you should be. They actually mix their noodles with eggs during the process, which adds to the springy and stringy texture. Although it was slightly oily when I was there.
Unless you are a local, this place is hardly an area for tourists, but if you find yourself within walking distance, be sure to drop by. And if you don’t fancy eating noodles, there are a number of other eateries along this particular road, in which you could choose from.
Eng’s Noodles House
287 Tanjong Katong Road