Chomp Chomp lovers: Which Hokkien mee you prefer? Red plate or green plate?

We brought the two Hokkien mee stalls to the test. So here’s my review of the red plate from Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee (01-27). Ah Hock attracts long queues with waits between 30 to 45 minutes being the norm.

There’s a good balance of thick yellow noodles with thin bee hoon is cooked in a rich prawn stock. It’s served with a rather generous serving of prawns and squid, although pork and lard bits are non existent in this plate. The sauce is absorbed by the noodles making the dish rather dry. So you may feel you’re eating a plate of fried noodles with a strong prawny taste. I must say I like the homemade sambal belacan as it was fragrant, pungent with an inconsistent texture.

What I personally felt could be better was that it could do with a little more flavour. There was a lack of wok hei and overall, it was a bit too dry for my liking. But I must say this is perfect for those who like their Hokkien mee dry.