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For variety's sake, my family ordered a Special Mee Pok ($4.40 nett) just to try it out. Unfortunately, it was comparatively disappointing & fell quite flat. The sauce wasn't as tasty & there wasn't a lot of it so the dish was pretty dry. The only plus point was the prawn as an ingredient... Which I can do without.

Will stick to my usual favourite next time. To me, the star dish really is their Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles ($4.40 nett).

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My all-time favourite bak chor mee (BCM) is the one served by Ah Li Mee Pok. A disclaimer: This isn't your regular BCM. It's an elevated, fusion type of BCM that still retains some local elements of traditional BCM.

I've been patronizing them for years; on weekdays, the lines get snakingly long by the time 12PM rolls around. I'm always here early to beat the crowd.

Anti-clockwise from top left:
1. Bombdiggity soup for 4 pax
2. Shoyu Mee Pok ($6.40 nett)
3. Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles ($4.40 nett)
4. Special Mee Pok ($4.40 nett)

I love their Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles because:
1. It's affordable!
2. It's flavourful & delicious. Texture of the noodle is good; vinegar, chilli & sauce live in umami harmony.
3. They are super generous with ingredients - sliced pork, pork balls, minced pork, abalone, & pork lard. I find that I finish my noodles way before I'm done with the ingredients. So rare!
4. Their soup is THE BOMB, actually has a delicious umami taste. There is a pleasant kind of sweetness that maybe is from clams or prawns or some kind of seafood?

During this #circuitbreaker period, they accept online orders for self-collection & delivery. By default, you pay for a packaging fee of $0.20 per bowl. To my surprise, I received a refund of my packaging fee ($0.80 total) with a kind note explaining why - it's because I brought my own clean containers. Very appreciated!

Ordering online is simple; & you can indicate your preferences before adding to cart:
• Noodles - Mee Pok/Mee Kia/Kuay Teow
• Style - Dry/Soup
• Chilli Level - Yes/Less/No (their chilli isn't very spicy)
• Vinegar Level - Yes/Less/No

If you're opting for the dry variant, do indicate that you'd like to takeaway the soup as well. You really can't miss out the soup, trust me on that.

Sixth Avenue Wanton Mee is still open during this circuit breaker period, with safe distancing measures in place. When I arrived late morning on a Saturday, there were about 5 people in the queue. But since I had pre-ordered, I skipped to the front of the queue with my confirmation number, & paid up to collect my food. Quite shiok 😁

Popped round the corner to buy some coffee, returned to wait for my food & it was done really quickly. It's quite rare to see 3 generations working together at a hawker stall. Thank you for staying open & continuing to feed us with your delicious noodles!

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6th Ave Wanton Mee has a simple menu of various noodle dishes such as Dumpling Noodles 水饺面 ($4.00 nett) & Wanton Mee 云吞面 ($3.50 nett), but my all-time favourite is their Mushroom Noodles 香菇面 ($4.00 nett, on the left).

It's my go-to default dish whenever I am here. The mee kia noodles are perfectly bouncy, & the mushrooms plump & juicy. My mum finds the mushrooms bitter, though, & preferred her Wanton Mee. I guess she dunno how to 吃苦 (jkjk sorry mum).

I placed my order via Facebook messenger the night before (7:00PM cut-off time), & let them know I would bring my own clean containers to minimize waste. When your order is confirmed, you'll get a confirmation number.

I've read about this stall for the longest time, & have always walked past it but never tried. My dad ordered a bowl of laksa ($4 small/$5 medium/$6 large - prices are nett) & wanted to share - I couldn't say no.

I was surprised to find the soup not viscous at all; in fact, I was afraid with such thin soup, I'd be disappointed.

My fears were alleviated as I slurped my first spoonful - the soup is on the lemak side, but overall good flavour. Without adding any extra chilli paste (i.e. this is the default), the spicyness really hits the back of your throat. Have a drink prepared if you, just like me, don't eat spicy food much!

The thick bee hoon 粗米粉 noodles were a bit too soft for my liking, but absorbed the soup well. In terms of ingredients, they were alright in terms of variety, & fairly fresh. Plenty of shredded chicken, a dismal single prawn, several taupok pieces, cockles & beansprouts.

In all, this was a delicious bowl of laksa. I'm not head over heels in love with it, but I'd eat it again. Just not too often as it isn't the most healthy dish!

The ba ku teh 肉骨茶 (pork rib soup) here is of the herbal variant, & is served in a claypot with 2 options for sizes - $6 or $10 (prices are nett). The stall owner recommended the larger one for 2 pax, but I personally felt this wasn't enough. Then again, I'm a fairly big eater 😳

So.. Herbal ba ku teh is my favourite kind, & this soup is definitely at the top of my list. I like how it's not too soy saucey, & you can taste the herbs in it without them being overpoweringly bitter. A little sad that when I asked uncle for a refill (with compliment in tow), I was only given a scoop of soup without a smile... Oh well.

The meat was fall-off-the-bone, tender & flavourful. It is on the fatty side, but the fatty layers can be easily picked by to you & your l337 chopsticks skills.

I ordered a bowl of preserved vegetables 梅菜 ($2 nett) to share, & a bowl of white rice ($0.50 nett). They were okay, nothing outstanding nor terrible. The real star, rightfully, is the soup with the pork ribs. I can see why this stall is popular.. Definitely coming back.

Tip: This stall is right next to the famous avocado milkshake stall at the corner of Alexandra Village, which is also a wildly popular stall!

💵 Cash only (no electronic payments)

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ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre has a plethora of food choices, but I decided on Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao 东记拉面小笼包 (#01-19) because I had to buy some frozen dumplings home today.

Ordered their Dumplings 水饺 ($5.00 for 10) & Xiao Long Baos 小笼包 ($4.50 for 6, $6.00 for 10). The skin is on the thick side, which I'm not so used to.. Especially for the XLBs where I prefer the skin thinner.

But this made for a decent meal. The chives in the dumplings added good flavour, & the soup in the XLBs was delicious. I would eat these again.

Plus points for self service ginger & vinegar - I always load up on the ginger, with minimal vinegar. & yet another one: This stall accepts GrabPay, so yay for cashless transactions & earning Grab points!

Made my way home with frozen goodies in tow: Xiao Long Baos 小笼包 go for $10 a bag of 20 pieces, Dumplings 水饺 at $12 for a bag of 30 pieces.

I took a gamble on Yong Zhen Lor Mee Prawn Mee 永珍卤面虾面 (#01-40), not because there isn't anything famous/worthy at ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre (just Google), but because I came here for a late lunch & several lunch stalls had closed, & dinner stalls hadn't opened.

My eyes lit up as I tasted the soup of the Prawn Mee ($3 nett). It was umami, slightly herbal, & very tasty. I slurped it again just to confirm - yep, it's good.

The noodles they use for the prawn mee is the lor mee noodles - the thick & flat yellow ones. I don't actually like lor mee; I've never tried this combination before.... But I really like it! The silky smooth kuay teow mixed in upon auntie's recommendation adds a nice texture variant, too.

Can't complain about the ingredients in this dish. This bowl is priced affordably, & the prawns (only 2 pieces, wish there were more!), fishcake & pork slides were of decent quality. I finished everything in the bowl... Except the prawn tails. Mmmm yes I will be back for more.

Not gonna lie - this isn't the best plate of wanton mee ($3.50 nett) I've ever had. However, a few notable points: I love how sizeable these wanton are, the charsiew ain't half bad (I am curious to see how their roast duck/meat noodles/rice fair), & the sauce is somewhat special.

I am not a fan of the noodles, being slightly clumpy & on the soft side. But nothing that a little chewing can't handle.

Not worth a special journey down but as it is a convenient lunch location for me on weekdays, I'd come back again. The uncle is quite friendly too, although he tried to speak to me in Cantonese & I could only smile back. Nice chirpy chap.

Smoking is permitted in this coffeeshop - only at the designated smoking "zone" of a single row of tables facing the main road. But we all know how smell travels.... 🚭

💷 Cash only
☀ Al fresco seats only
🚬 Smoking is permitted
📶 No free WiFi
🐦 BIRDS ARE FIERCE HERE
📍 BHS Coffee shop: Bpk 34 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, Singapore 160034

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上海拉面小笼包 Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Alexandra Village Food Centre (#01-56) sells lovely Dumplings 水饺 ($5.00 for 10) & Xiao Long Baos 小笼包 ($5.00 for 7). Was very satisfied with these steamed freshly on the spot. Had to wait 5 mins for these to be ready, but it was worth it.

I lunched here during an off-peak hour, so there was only 1 person in front of me in the queue. Normally, during peak hour there is a long line at this stall!

The XLBs had very umami soup inside, & the skin is of the thickness & softness that it should be. It doesn't break easily either, so there's little to no soup wastage due to accidents.

The dumplings were filled with lots of meat, which delights me. Very value for money. The same can be said about the skin here too.

I also like how you help yourself to the ginger & vinegar at the stall, because I generally eat a mountain of ginger & less vinegar than the average person. So I can #optimize, here.

I immediately bought some frozen ones to bring home & steam when I need a quick fix for a meal. They come in bags of 10 each - $6.50 per bag of XLB, $4.50 per bag of dumplings. Pretty competitive pricing for such excellent quality!

This stall also accepts GrabPay, so you can earn Grab points here 👍🏻

At Bukit Merah Central Food Centre (block 163), you have the option of getting a tray or not - I personally think a tray is a good idea for soupy meals. Just remember to return your tray at the designated points to get your deposit back!

📶 Interesting to note that, surprisingly, there is WiFi here, thanks to [email protected]

In all honesty, not the best Mee Hoon Kueh 麵粉粿 ($3.50 nett) I've had; might be personal preference, but it's too thick & starchy for me. However, the soup is really quite impressive & I lapped up every last drop.

I would be keen to return here to try their Ban Mian, actually - in hopes of being able to pass fair judgement based on their different noodle options.

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