Probably the most well known soup bak chor mee stall in the Bedok area and the originator of it all.
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They're reowned for consistently serving heart-warming, tummy-filling bowls since 1968. Today, the 3rd-generation of founder Yap Tiong Chye runs the stall.
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Beautiful in simplicity, it combines springy mee kia / long thin egg noodles, soft minced pork, bouncy pork meat balls, crisp pork lard, fresh spring onions, and chopped red chili, in a robust pork broth.
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Bold on taste, each mouthful carries addictive meaty sweet savoury salty flavour with a hint of spice. Delicious and comforting, especially on cool days.
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Bak Chor Mee
Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian
@ 85 Fengshan Market & Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Road #01-07
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Braised ingredients are the star here, to the extent that they actually offer 2 different versions of Bak Chor Mee.
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The standard version has fresh minced pork and pork loin slices, meaty sweet savoury in flavour.
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But the main taste profile is the juicy braised mushrooms with vegetal earthy salty savoury herbal flavour, plus the braised egg which lends eggy salty sweet herbal notes.
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Those who want bigger flavour can go for their other version, which also has the same delicious mushrooms, paired with braised minced pork and braised pork ribs instead.
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The braised pork ribs are the highlight; incredibly tender and succulent, with robust depth of meaty salty savoury herbal taste, so good. These tend to sell out just after lunch, so going early is advised.
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Bak Chor Mee
Teo Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle
@ Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, 137 Tampines Street 11 #01-05
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Early birds may still encounter a 30-minute queue despite arriving around 7:30am.
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They cook 1 bowl at a time, methodically. The mee pok / wide flat egg noodles are springy, well coated with the balanced gravy of black vinegar, light soy sauce, flat fish, pork lard, fried shallots, and sambal chili. Bold with savoury salty sour spicy flavour.
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The minced pork is tender and fresh, while the deshelled shrimp is juicy and succulent; both lending a meaty sweet savoury flavour.
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The chewy pork meat ball is meaty and salty savoury, while the juicy braised mushrooms with vegetal earthy salty notes complete the old-school taste, yum.
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Bak Chor Mee
Sixties Chaozhou Traditional Minced Meat Noodle
@ 71 Seng Poh Road #01-49
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Followed this stall for over 15 years, since the time they were at Eunos. Now with 2 stalls; the more prominent one in Serangoon Gardens and another in Ang Mo Kio, the legend of Mr Lee's 'tok tok' cooking technique carries on.
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What makes this place stand out are the robust flavours of both gravy and soup versions, pairing nicely with the springy soft texture of the mee pok / wide flat egg noodles.
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The gravy is thick and decadent, rich with earthy salty savoury flavour enhanced with pork lard, while the spicy notes are mild.
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The pork bone soup is rich and full-bodied, probably the most strongly flavoured of pig's liver, carrying an earthy savoury sweet mineral taste. The premium version is enhanced with fish maw and egg, giving it a strong depth of flavour.
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The minced pork is fresh and meaty sweet with a light chew, while the tender slow braised mushrooms have deep earthy salty savoury flavour.
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A bit expensive for the portion size, but it's an all-round reliable quality that's delicious.
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Bak Chor Mee
Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee
@ Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, 49A Serangoon Garden Way #01-37
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Love the rendition here, because of their generous ingredients and punchy gravy.
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Their gravy is more spicy in taste, with the chili building in heat as you eat. The mee pok / wide flat egg noodles are a good foil, springy and picks up the gravy well.
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The pork meat balls have a hollow center, filled with minced pork and meat juice, bursting with a lovely meaty savoury salty sweet flavour
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The soup is clear but holds good taste, with seaweed, lettuce, and spring onions lending a vegetal earthy sweet note.
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There's a good portion of tender braised mushrooms and minced pork too. I like adding bird's eye chili with this.
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Bak Chor Mee
Original Botanical Garden Famous Fishball Noodle
@ Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, 49A Serangoon Garden Way #01-15
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This stall makes the list for only 3 reasons.
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The most unique feature is their use of fried ikan bilis / anchovies, which lends a satisfying crunch to texture, and light savoury salty flavour.
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The gravy is strong, with a good amount of black vinegar, waking the palate with a sour tang.
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Being open 24 hours a day, they're a reliable supper spot, and their dish helps alleviate the effects of the night.
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Bak Chor Mee
Seng Huat Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle
@ 492 North Bridge Road
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What I like about this place is the decently reliable quality across visits, and the ease of customisation when ordering.
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This chain has been operating for well over 10 years, but their main outlet still draws a near constant queue during peak periods.
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The mee pok / wide flat egg noodles have a slight al-dente chew, picking up the slick yet punchy gravy, strong with sour savoury flavour, and just a tad of spicy on the back.
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The pork meat balls are juicy with a satisfying chew, the minced pork is fresh with meaty savoury sweet flavour, and the lettuce is fresh and crisp.
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The tender braised mushrooms have a juicy earthy salty savoury note. Enhanced with prawns which lend a premium feel.
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Bak Chor Mee
Ming Fa
@ 246B Upper Thomson Road
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This bowl really appeals to me.
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The gravy is nicely balanced with sour savoury spicy flavour, the braised mushrooms are thick cut yet tender with earthy salty savoury notes.
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The pork meat balls are juicy and meaty, while the fresh crisp lettuce lends a vegetal sweet contrast.
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A generous portion of minced pork, crisp fried pork dumplings that crunch satisfyingly, and a large fried flat fish with sharp flavour completes.
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So good.
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Bak Chor Mee
MacPherson Bak Chor Mee
@ 95 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-74
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As 1 of the 4 famous soup bak chor mee stalls in the Bedok area, this is perhaps the one with the shortest queue, though differences in taste when compared with their more popular competitors is arguably minimal at best.
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The star is the soup, light yet packing robust pork flavour, with a hint of alkaline on the tail. The bits of minced pork and fat are super soft, almost melting away in the mouth.
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Paired with the springy mee kia / long thin egg noodles, this is a comforting dish on cold days.
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Bak Chor Mee
Li Fa Rou Cuo Mian
@ 58 New Upper Changi Road Market And Food Centre, 58 New Upper Changi Road #01-168
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Since being established by Yap Eng Lam (Ah Lam) in 1975, they've been innovating with rice and noodle dishes. The salt-baked chicken here is delicious, but since you're already here, they also serve a tasty bowl of bak chor mee.
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This is the atas premium option, with top shell abalone. They once used whole abalone, but few would pay $100 for a simple meal, hence the switch to a more wallet-friendly option.
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The other unique feature is the omission of black vinegar from the gravy, and options to add battered scallops or soft boiled onsen egg.
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They're generous with the minced pork and pork slices, and the overall bowl has satisfying meaty savoury sweet spicy flavour.
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Bak Chor Mee
Lam's Noodle House
@ 35 Teck Chye Terrace
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This popular stall draws a constant queue throughout the day. Known for its reliably decent and consistent bak chor mee, I queued 20 minutes for this.
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Their soup is clear and light, but I prefer their gravy which is balanced with savoury sour spicy notes.
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Love that the mee pok / wide flat egg noodles were al-dente with a light chew. The pork slices and minced pork are fresh with meaty sweet savoury flavour, the braised mushrooms lending a salty earthy savoury contrast.
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Big flavour from the crisp pork lard. A comforting and satisfying bowl, among the better renditions in the area.
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Bak Chor Mee
Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle
@ 73 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-611
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This 1-Michelin starred stall attracts queues of up to 1 hour, but we managed to get lucky with a wait of only 15 minutes.
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Recognised as the 1st to combine black vinegar, sambal chili, light soy sauce, noodles, and pork, creating the now-iconic bak chor mee; they've been delighting folks since being founded by Tang Joon Teo in 1932.
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Their gravy has a well balanced yet piquant sour savoury salty spicy flavour, while the mee kia / long thin egg noodles has a springy chew to texture.
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The clear soup has a lovely sweet savoury flavour, with a light vegetal earthy note from the seaweed.
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Love the freshness of the tender pork and the crisp fried flat fish.
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Bak Chor Mee
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
@ 466 Crawford Lane #01-12
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