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📍Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, Old Airport Road Food Centre📍
💸 Lor Mee: $5
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Woke up super early to try this highly raved lor mee at old airport road hawker centre which always has long, snaking queues.😵 To us, having deep fried items like ngoh hiang or yam roll in lor mee are a must so this bowl of lor mee which includes mainly flakes fish and braised meat was something really different.😬 The flaked fish added a really nice savoury touch, and the gravy really blew us away. Flavourful but not too starchy and just the right consistency, which made the gravy super palatable.🤤 Also, definitely get the bigger bowl of lor mee as it's more worth it with the humongous pile of flaked fish on the noodles!🐟 Overall, a good bowl of lor mee and especially if you haven't had this variation with the flaked fish, definitely worth a try!👍

You will definitely go holy when you see the size of the meat given. Definitely a huge portion that you would enjoy much for only $7.

It also comes with 2 side dishes that you can choose.

Chendol (Red Bean) ($2.50) was quite sweet due to red bean topping. My mum decided to try it out for another topping (🌽) instead as it's quite salty 😲.

Simply Grilled Chicken ($7) I felt that it was bland taste for sauce, noticed that grilled chicken got a bit "char" and not that overcooked and average taste. They served a variety of side dishes such as coleslaw, baked beans, etc. You need to fill up the order form before paying for food. You need to stay the area near the stall as the buzzer cannot detect. 🥲

Kim’s satay
01-06

What ?!! Muah Chee in a satay shop ? yes ! You heard right.

Fresh, tender , moist and coated with not too sweet peanuts 🥜 .

Sharing the same stall with Kim’s satay - one of the best kept secrets of the old airport hawker.

Mui Thiang Kee Eating House isn’t a spot that I am unfamiliar with — the coffeeshop that is situated at Cassia Crescent is also home to Specialise Homemade Pau Dian; one of the stalls I would frequent for some satisfying handmade pau in the area. So I was pretty surprised why I hadn’t paid attention to Fatt Choy Mui Seafood Restaurant after coming across several posts of their Crispy To-fu on social media, which is the zichar stall of the said coffeeshop.

Being Fatt Choy Mui Seafood Restaurant’s signature item, the Crispy To-fu is a to order item here — featuring an entire slab of homemade tofu topped with fried garlic and preserved radish whilst sitting atop lettuce with soy sauce beneath, the aesthetic of the dish itself is enough to whet the appetite. Our order was for the small-sized variant at S$12 (most information which we had found online indicated the dish being priced at S$11); the only other size available for this item is Large at S$18. What I absolutely love about this dish here was how the beancurd was crisp on the outside, but absolutely smooth and custardy in the interior — in no way the beancurd was airy, nor stiff or “old”; just a consistent silken texture throughout. Topped with crispy fried garlic and preserved radish, it comes with just a slight savouriness and garlicky fragrance, while the soy sauce provides for a slight savoury sweetness that compliments the entire dish perfectly.

While Fatt Choy Mui Seafood Restaurant’s do mostly tend to veer towards the lighter side in terms of flavour, the Crispy To-Fu is a signature worthy to make a trip down for; a zichar dish that is uniquely theirs, and is well-executed for nailing almost every element right. Still wondering how I have missed this spot having been going around this neighbourhood for quite a number of years now, but now I do think I would crave for some Crispy To-Fu after my visit to Brawn & Brains Guillemard Road given how it’s pretty much in the vicinity!

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A very average plate of wanton mee. Noodles were alright for me, but my bf found it too soft/soggy. They coat it in a dark sweet sauce, kinda like Pontian! Charsiew was the super lean kind, I’m okay with it but I can’t go as far as to say I like it.

Didn’t like the wantons at all, filling was kinda mushy, skin was also mushy :( The soup was meh as well, had the alkaline water taste. It did have a constant short-ish queue tho. Maybe if you try the chilli version it’ll be better, but I don’t rly enjoy spicy food so I don’t think I’ll give it a second try - there’s much better food at old airport hawker!

💸: $6

💬: Doused in a thick starchy gravy, the biggest portion came with a whole lot of noodles and a generous sprinkle of fish and other ingredients. Would have been better if there was just a tad more vinegar but otherwise, this was okay, wouldn't travel to the East for it 😖

Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun is eponymous for the food they sell. There's something magical about freshly made CCF because the texture is always silky smooth and there is a nice QQ bite. The stall also serves a nice savoury chilli with bits of haebi in it.

Yes, you gotta wait a little while in line for it and the sisters running the stall can be a tad grouchy but this is well worth the wait!

📍: Yi Ji Hokkien Mee
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Old airport road is no doubt one of my favourite hawker centres with SO many good stalls to choose from. I know there is another more famous hokkien mee store, but this is my go to for hokkien mee here because the queue isn’t as long. 😛 Here is my decent $4 plate of hokkien mee - the noodles are cooked just right and their chilli is so spicy but shiOkz! 💯 However, their prawns aren’t really fresh, although they are quite generous with their ingredients esp if you’re their last few customers. Still good 👍
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OVERALL: 4/5

Lor mee ($4/$5)
⭐️ 5/5 ⭐️
🍴Probably our favourite #lormee in Singapore! We would willingly brave their erratic opening timings (do check their Facebook for updates after 11pm) and meandering queues to secure a excellently executed bowl. The star was their gravy that was a perfect composition of five-spiced braise sauce, sour vinegar, spicy chilli, fragrant garlic, and fresh coriander. The starchy consistency was also on point - not overly so, but just enough to liberally coat each strand of noodles.

Would recommend topping up the $1 as you get your money’s worth with the generous mountain of ingredients. Love that their version feels healthier with their use of pan fried fish instead of fried fritters and leaner pork meat. There’s a choice of thin beehoon or yellow mee, and we appreciated both. The former soaks up the gravy particularly well while the later adds a firmer textural contrast and slight egginess.

Overall? There’s just a je ne sais quoi to this bowl.

📍Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, 01-116, old Airport Road Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Road, Singapore

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Bouncy prawns with a light soya sauce. The CCF skin was a tad thicker than normal though. Not done by the usual lady chef today.