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Been some time since I've had a char kway teow, and this is not too bad! The $4 portion is neither too sweet nor too salty and the cockles within are really fresh! Probably the only gripe is that the portion is a little small 🤣

So pleasantly surprised, this was pretty damn good. Please eat it piping hot!! So shiok - there’s wokhei, it’s v flavourful, kwayteow wasn’t soggy even tho it was a takeaway! We ordered non-spicy but it was kinda still spicy, though it was a nice tingle of spiciness on the tongue! The only thing that could be improved on was the quality of the lapcheong, it was quite meh. But everything else was great!!

For me a good plate of char kway teow must have a strong wok hei taste, and they do it very well here. Each sinful wok hei laden plate is loaded with cockles & lap cheong (chinese sausages); certainly worth the calories in my opinion.

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This humble stall tucked away in Teck Ghee Square Market and Food Centre doesn't get much attention, but it should. Previously located in Bendemeer Food Centre, the underrated stall dishes out plates of wok hei-ladened Char Kway Teow (from $3), loaded with fresh cockles and lup cheong — so good! Depending on who's cooking, expect the noodles to turn out a little differently. The father cooks a wetter version while the son does it a little more dry, resulting in more wok hei. Tastemaker Cassie Ong determines a good plate of char kway teow by the presence of wok hei and egg, and therefore prefers the son's version more, liking that "you can taste the egg in every bite". Be sure to have what Tastemaker Justin Teo loves most in both plates — the really crispy pork lard!
Avg Price: $5 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Cassie Ong

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A good plate of Char Kway Teow for me depends if there's wok hei or if they are generous with the egg. So to see a younger generation cooking up a plate that's packed with wok hei was a surprise. It was of the dry kind but you can taste the egg in every bite.

Second plate we ordered was different as its wetter and the wok hei isn't as strong. Possibly cos it's cooked by another person or maybe we dig in faster for this plate! 😂 after all we took quite some time before we dig in the first.

Bendemeer Fresh Cockles Fried Kway Teow
Unit 01-13
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[Repost: A close up version] I didn't know of any good ones in the North until I was introduced to this, which is pretty good. We ordered this twice - first plate was fried by the son while the second was fried by the dad. They're very different, and we're split on which we prefer.
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The son's plate was good for its wok hei. It was dry but still nicely seasoned with the right amount of savoury sweetness, with some eggy fragrance. The dad's plate was of a totally different style, which is wet without being overly oily. What I love most was the lard which was really crispy.

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