Some may ask why queue? It’s just mee siam and mee rebus after all. Well, it’s truly cheap and good. For $2.50 (pictured) or $3, you get a rather generous portion of simple yet comforting Chinese-style mee siam. Bee hoon (rice vermicelli), tangy gravy, boiled egg, tau pok (fried beancurd puffs), dried shrimp, spring onions for garnish and a dollop of sambal.

The homemade gravy is neither too spicy nor too sour. I could also taste the distinct texture of peanuts in the gravy. And fortunately, the bee hoon didn’t absorb all the gravy so I can enjoy the gravy on its own. Many would also love the bits of crispy dried shrimp and tau pok.