Since “Meng Kee Satay Beehoon” at East Coast Lagoon Food Village closed a few years ago, I have not come across another stall‘s satay beehoon that I really like. So when Derrick (@sgfoodonfoot on Instagram), a trusted foodie friend, recommended a stall at Redhill Food Centre, I decided to give it a try.
Yup, I would agree “Bak Kee Teochew Satay Beehoon” is one of the better versions out there now.
$5 gets you a generous portion of thin rice noodles, “tau pok”, pork, pig’s liver, “jui her” (cuttlefish), tiny cockles, a few strands of kangkong and beansprouts smothered in a smooth, spicy peanut sauce. Unlike Meng Kee’s that cut their ingredients quite thin and fine, Bak Kee’s is big and chunky (almost a bit too much for me personally but I’m just biased because most people seem to prefer that). It has to be said their sauce is really good though - it’s fragrant, has the perfect consistency, a well-balanced complexity and an appealing orange-coloured chilli oil that gives the dish a very appetising appearance.
Whether you like satay beehoon or have yet to give it a try, I suggest checking out this stall.