This bowl of dry Bak Chor Mee Pok, from the same coffeeshop as Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice, comes topped with fresh prawns, pork slices, minced pork, pork ball, Teochew dumplings and braised mushroom. The ingredients are all very fresh and well marinated. I especially like the Teochew dumplings which are so full of sole fish flavour.

I don't fancy al dante mee pok but it should not be soggy too. The mee pok here is done just right with the right balance of lard, black vinegar and chilli.

I have not tried every Bak Chor Mee stall in Singapore but I dare to say this is one of the best out there. You need to have the patience though for every bowl of the BCM is slowly cooked and put together so the waiting time can be long especially during peak hours.

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