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51 Old Airport Road
#01-32 Old Airport Road Food Centre
Singapore 390051

Tuesday:
10:00am - 05:00pm

Wednesday:
10:00am - 05:00pm

Thursday:
10:00am - 05:00pm

Friday:
10:00am - 05:00pm

Saturday:
10:00am - 05:00pm

Sunday:
10:00am - 05:00pm

Monday:
Closed

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Reviews at Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee (Old Airport Road Food Centre)

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We finally got to try it after a half-hour order.
Verdict was an overhyped rating. They used noodles with thin beehoon which we liked; but the stock was disappointingly watery and not flavourful as we anticipated. The way they fried the eggs didn’t taste coherent overall. Guessed the chopped chilli was something unique about them; but we prefer the good old familiar sambal chilli that would still be perfect for fried Hokkien mee.

Old Airport Road Food Centre (nearest MRT station: Dakota) is an undisputed haven for tasty hawker fare — when in doubt, just follow the queues! One of the Burpple community's favourite stalls here is Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee, which has been serving up a smoking good rendition of its namesake dish since 1963. Better known simply as Hokkien mee, this dish sees a mix of thin rice vermicelli and thicker yellow noodles, fried with prawns, squid and and eggs in a rich seafood stock base. As with many hawker dishes, this relies a lot on the heat of the wok to impart a smoky flavour that completely elevates the dish. Nam Sing's rendition of Hokkien Fried Mee ($5) is a little less saucy than most, but it is no less, possibly even more, flavourful. Getting your hands on a plate of this deliciousness takes a bit of luck — even though operating hours are stated as 10am to 5pm, the hours can change depending on the owner's mood. Our advice? Don't leave this till your last day, just in case!
Avg Price: $5 per person
Photo by Burppler Marvin Lowe

These are my two must haves at this food center. This is partly because that's what my dad would order whenever we visit here. Memories become part of our taste preference and shape how we eat. Hopefully we have enough hawker legends still around for us to share with the next generation...

First time trying the Hokkien Mee from this stall and this was really delicious. On first look, the Hokkien Mee might seem less saucey than usual, but was pretty impressed with how every strand of noodle seemed to have absorbed the flavours of the seafood broth that it doesn't really need to be saucey anyway. Guess what we are missing of from this one would be some sambal chili to go along ... definitely would not mind a savoury, spicy kick going on in here!

Some entries were on this famous Hokkien Mee at Old Airport Road Food Centre, while it was only my first time trying it in our last #hawkerhopping session.On the other hand, this held so many memories for others.

Heard from @juliuslim that the store doesn't operate with a fixed operating hours. He feels like it, he opens. It makes it hard to catch a plate of Hokkien Mee from him. Especially with the long waiting time too!! Nam Sing is the dry kind of hokkien mee with thin bee hoon I usually wouldn't like. I prefer my hokkien mee wet with thick bee hoon 😝 However, this definitely shaken my perception of it with its flavourful broth that the noodles sponged in. I couldn't help myself mouth after mouth. (Despite it being a sharing plate 🙊) Looking forward to more #hawkerhopping adventures tomorrow 🙌

Loud claps. That was how my dad used to wake my brothers and I every Sunday morning from our slumber, and the whole family would make our way down to Old Airport Rd. My brothers and I would find a table and play the silliest games, while the task of ordering was left to my food-loving dad who always knew where all the best food was. The first thing he would do before going on a mad rush to order all our favourites—Lor Mee, Rojak, Wanton Mee, Curry Rice—was to secure two plates of Hokkien Mee which would always be met with the uncle's casual remark "wait 30 minutes ". Nonetheless, it was always worth it. I love everything about this hokkien mee — it has the right amount of bee hoon, is just a little drier than others, and the accompanying bright red cut chilli. As I greedily gobbled down the noodles, definitely more than my "allocated" portion, all I could think of was—loud claps. #Hawkerpedia

Supper was a nightly affair when I was younger. And Hokkien Fried Prawn Mee - not the dark-sauced-flat-noodled ones I mistakenly ordered before mind you - was THE supper menu. 2 super huge plates of fragrant piping hot noodles, sitting in the most complex and delicious prawn broth, was just about enough to feed the 4 of us. Already in our cutesy PJs, these amazing noodles were usually the best lullabies.
My parents favour the thicker bee hoon; but I like all of them. Thick or thin, banana leaf or not, this dish makes up a huge part of my childhood, very possibly nurturing this mega foodie in me. #Hawkerpedia

Supper was a nightly affair when I was younger. And Hokkien Fried Prawn Mee - not the dark-sauced-flat-noodled ones I mistakenly ordered before mind you - was THE supper menu. 2 super huge plates of fragrant piping hot noodles, sitting in the most complex and delicious prawn broth, was just about enough to feed the 4 of us. Already in our cutesy PJs, these amazing noodles were usually the best lullabies.

My parents favour the thicker bee hoon; but I like all of them. Thick or thin, banana leaf or not, this dish makes up a huge part of my childhood, very possibly nurturing this mega foodie in me. #hawkerpedia

Loud claps. That was how my dad used to wake my brothers and I up every Sunday morning from our slumber, and the whole family would make our way down to Old Airport Road. My brothers and I would find a table and play the silliest games, while the task of ordering was left to my food-loving dad who always knew where all the best food was. The first thing he would do before going on a mad rush to order all our favourites — Lor Mee, Rojak, Wanton Mee, Curry Rice — was to secure two plates of Hokkien mee, which would always be met with the uncle's casual remark "wait 30 minutes". Nonetheless, it was always worth it. I love everything about this Hokkien mee — it has the right amount of bee hoon, it is just a little drier than others, and the bite of the accompanying bright, cut red chillies. As I greedily gobbled down the noodles, definitely more than my "allocated" portion, all I could think of was — loud claps. #hawkerpedia

[Old Airport Road Food Centre] You must feel very lucky after getting a plate of Nam Sing Hokkien Mee ($5) because of the erratic operating hours. The few times that I was there, it was either closed for the day or have yet to open for business. Helmed by the very one chef, who is easily recognizable from his big and clear goggles that he wears while frying, he is the quality control and master behind this plate of hokkien mee. Nam Sing has been one of my top few choices because of the umami stock, fresh seafood and wok hei in the noodles. As you start eating, beware of the surrounding watchful eyes as you will tend to slurp everything up in a jiffy.

Pictures are often deceiving. Sometimes food looks really good but turns out underwhelming. Then there are those humble-looking dishes that pack a whole lot of flavour and this plate of hokkien mee is a perfect example. Had to order it when I found out that Nam Sing was open, since it's only been open like twice out of the countless times I've been. Favourite plate of hokkien mee - al dente mee, tender squid, good amount of zhap. Make sure you squeeze a lime (or two) to cut the heaviness.

Pretty much an institution and having their own style of frying, the Fried Hokkien Noodles here is quite dry but that's cool because all the "wok hei" flavour has been fried into the strands of "beehoon" and "mee". Another unique point is that their noodles are kept short and "al dente". Don't expect any "sambal chilli" either because all you get are slices of red chili in a light soya sauce to go with the fresh lime. Personally, I find it gives the dish a distinct purer taste. I guess when you've been doing this since 1963, there is no need to fix it if it ain't broke :)

Really tasty except that it's expensive. Nevertheless it's worth it if you really appreciate good old fashion Hokkien Mee.

Chance upon this famous Sotong Mee. #burpple #5s. Only served with cut chilli

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