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Satay bee hoon is usually not the most common local dish in one’s mind when it comes to hawker food. It’s in fact one of the dishes that is slowly fading away and not many stalls serve it as the preparation involved is laborious.

I seldom have this dish and it’s not something that I would usually order. For Westies, Sin Chew is the to-go place to enjoy this dish where queues are commonplace.

So what’s satay bee hoon? Bee hoon cooked al dente, squid, prawn, cockles, cuttlefish, pork slices and kangkung, satay sauce. Its origins are pretty unknown but Teochews are commonly associated with this dish.

I like how the dish is drowned in heaps of satay sauce. The satay sauce is rather sweet, not oily and spicy. So for those who can’t handle chilli well, this shouldn’t be an issue.

The servings are rather generous for the price points ($4. $5, $6). They also serve cuttlefish kangkung which I haven’t tried.

The four-day work week they enjoy is a testament to their popularity. A privilege that many individuals would wish to have.