Saturday, January 04, 2014

Bak Chor Mee Love

Love can take many forms....including a bowl of bak chor mee. 

I first chanced upon this stall when I was around the Bras Basah area scouting for a kopitiam for some supper. One bowl of noodles later, I told mooself I had to return.

This time for lunch, the bowl of Bak Chor Mee ($4.30) was equally comforting. Springy noodles tossed in a tasty mix of chilli paste, garlic oil, lard and black vinegar made for good eating. I like that they used a little garlic oil which added a savoury depth to the noodles. For added oomph, add in the sliced red chilli and roughly chopped raw garlic.

Ingredients-wise, expect minced pork, supple slices of fish cake, blanched beans sprouts, lettuce, a small but relatively fresh fishball, two pork balls and a Teochew dumpling which would put most wanton mee stalls to shame. The dumpling was plump and flavourful with a soft, silky skin. Very nice!

With this stall run by two Teochew uncles dressed in their typical thin white t-shirts who can joke about adding 1kg of tau geh to a regular who apparently always asks for moore of the stuff, it is assuring that there are hawkers who are still passionate about their food and pleasing customers...24/7.

Parklane Noodle House
Blk 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex #01-79
(inside Coffee Express 2000)
Opens: 24 hours

Chew On This:

Help yourself to moore lard if you want!

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