Had came across Sim’s Ngoh Hiang on social media and thought it was pretty intriguing considering how they only have three items on the menu — Fried Bee Hoon, Ngoh Hiang and Fried Chicken Wings which all seem to have raving reviews from those who had tried them from delivery/takeaway orders; and that’s how I found myself heading down to their physical stall at Wiseng Food Place at Blk 462 Crawford Lane to give them a try.

Wasn’t expecting much from the Fried Bee Hoon but I was fairly surprised by how old-school the flavours were — it comes with the slight fragrance of the rice vermicelli rather than simply tasting like an onslaught of savoury sauces like some stalls tend to serve up for economy breakfast; pretty delicious even on its own or with the zippy chili on the side that is all fiery and tickles the taste buds, while coming with cabbage for a slight crunch. Their signature Ngoh Hiang was also very delicious — tightly wrapped whilst aptly-sized for a single bite. It comes with a good proportion of meat and chestnut for a bite and a crunch with a crisp exterior without being overly greasy, and was very easy-to-have — wiped off from the plate in no-time. The Fried Chicken Wing (an additional order btw) also bore its own little surprise — the wings were not only hot and crisp on the exterior being served freshly fried upon order just like the Ngoh Hiang, but seems to also have also been marinated with fermented bean curd for a slight savoury and umami note as one goes through the browned exterior and the juicy and succulent flesh.

Simple as it is, Sim’s Ngoh Hiang definitely seems to be one of those hawker stalls where a lot of effort seemed to have went into perfecting their craft — a showcase of their dedication and passion into whatever they are serving. A stall that is worth making the trip for especially if Ngoh Hiang is your thing.

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