Lunch was with two girls whom I will refer to as See Tai and Dr Rach. They were raving about a number of stalls, including one hawking hor fun. The alluring smell of wok-fried noodles emanating from the stall instantly caught my attention.
Then I found myself joining the queue of 10. Turning around to see another 8 or so people behind me made me feel better. It helps too that the turn-over rate is pretty quick!
A bite of the Fried Hor Fun with Beef ($4.50) made me upset....that I had not asked for a bigger portion. The hor fun may not look well-fried but don't be mistaken. It was imbued with unmistakable wok hei. The beef slices were tender (tenderised by sodium bicarb?) and had a slight beefy taste while cai xin added a nice vegetable component.
The starchy sauce may get a little heavy after a while but the hor fun (blessed by the breath of the wok) makes it very much palatable.
Hor fun is a humble dish and is plentiful in Singapore but a good one is certainly hard to find. I'm not too big a fan of the famous Geylang beef
Teck Hin Fried Hor Fun
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road
#01-44 Ghim Moh Market and Food
Chew On This: The hor fun (the noodles itself!) is fried in batches before individual portions are topped with ingredients and doused with the sauce. This ensures that the hor fun remains fresh and hot.