Bedok 85 hawker is always my first hawker choice for dinner, because the bak chor mee soup stalls there are only mostly open at night! I used to eat Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle during my schooling days (back when there were no food review platforms). It was only when I read more food reviews did I make the switch to XIng Ji Rou Cuo Mian. Having been a loyal fan of Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian for the past 10 years, at every visit to bedok 85 hawker, the same qns will pop up - whether to eat from the left (Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian) or to give the right stall (Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee) a try. So anyway, during this particular visit, the aim was to try Seng Hiang. But upon reaching the hawker centre, I saw a lot more people ordering and eating from Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian and almost wanted to back out. But decided to stick to the intended plan to try Seng Hiang (purple bowl pictured here)

So this is my verdict: Overall, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (white bowl) still wins my heart!💗

-Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee’s noodle seemed more soggy and were clumping up just a few seconds after the bowls were served.
-Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee has alot more visible minced meat chunks! As compared to Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian’s where the minced meat is all disintegrated everywhere and I cant really have a mouthful of minced meat at one go to taste it by itself.
-Seng Hiang gave alot more cut chillies than Xing Ji!
-The soup portion given by Seng Hiang seemed a little too little? I finished my soup even before I finished the noodles and pork ball
-Lastly (this point may matter for lazy ppl haha): For Seng Hiang, you are given a buzzer and you will need to self collect the food and balance the tray of hot noodle soup to your table. For Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian, they will deliver the hot noodles right to you!

Price wise, both are the same. Small bowls for $3. For Seng Hiang’s $4 bowl, you get 9 pork balls instead of 5 pork balls. Noodle portions for $3 and $4 bowls seemed pretty much the same.

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