531A Upper Cross Street
#02-16 Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
Singapore 051531

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Wednesday:
07:30am - 07:30pm

Thursday:
07:30am - 07:30pm

Friday:
07:30am - 07:30pm

Saturday:
07:30am - 07:30pm

Sunday:
07:30am - 07:30pm

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
07:30am - 07:30pm

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Reviews

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I opt for the regular bowl ($6/$8/$10) of mee kia which was served in a large, white bowl. It comes with a small bowl of soup on the side.
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I believe the noodle portion is the same for all three pricings but the pricier bowls come with more ingredients and a bigger bowl of soup with seaweed (the regular bowl does not have seaweed).
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The upsized options are also served in "prettier" bowls with oriental decorative border. 😝
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My $6 order includes meat balls, minced pork, pig's liver, sole fish and wanton sitting atop a mound of mee kia. They are quite heavy-handed with the sauces here such as black vinegar.
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The noodle is cooked softer than al dente but still springy. I love the punch of the black vinegar which is fragrantly sour and the chili was power.
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You know the soup is good when there are lots of those pork sediments swirling about in the bowl. My $6 bowl of pork noodle only come with a small bowl of soup but if you order the larger portions, there will be more of that delicious soup (and seaweed) for you.
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In all honesty, I find this a great bowl of noodle but the small serving for its price is a big deterrent for me to enjoy regularly. As much as I would like to support our local hawkers, this bowl of pork noodle is a luxury to have in this trying period.
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Read more: https://thedeadcockroach.blogspot.com/2020/03/tai-wah-pork-noodle-hong-lim-market.html?m=1

They had the $6/$8/$10 options but I went with the $6 one. The $8 and $10 came with a larger bowl of soup with ingredients inside while the $6 one is just a tiny bowl 😅

Noodles cooked perfectly al-dente and wanton was nice and meaty. The portion of meat was quite generous and the salted fish on top provided a nice crunch. But would I queue and pay $6 for this? I would say this was worth trying once but I will go to other places to satisfy my bak chor mee cravings. While the bowl was huge, portion was quite little.

Finally get to try.... Kind of disappointed.
Noodles was overcooked. Shockingly. Taste was not enough. No taste of chilli n vinegar. Mmmm.... I was told its cooked by the owner's brother that day. Mmm....

The best I've had lately. Heard stories about them putting a lot of vinegar and while that's not wrong, the intense sambal actl pairs very well w the amount vinegar. Very harmonious and shiok

Meatball was good, the rest of the toppings were okay. Liver was cooked till there's a bit of red, but ultimately the texture wasn't anything special

Soup was not bad too, rather Meaty and clear, but otherwise not too crazy

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Everyone knows the #michelin star bak chor mee at Lavender. This Hong Lim stall is a completely seperate entity run by the nephew, and doesn't have a Star, just Bib Gourmand award.

It's a nice bowl of 𝗯𝗮𝗸 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗲 ($6/8/10). Mee kia sported a sprightly bouncy bite and was coated heartily with chili and piquant vinegar.
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Alas, my second visit here left me further disappointed, mainly from the meat components. Lavender stall was flawless — I still dream of the unbelievably bouncy non-powdery liver.

Here — decidedly pedestrian. Even the sole fish was alarmingly chewy and not crispy. Still maybe a solid 6.5, but 6.5s don't deserve Bib Gourmand awards. Not mincing my words, cos one pile of minced disappointment is enough. 🙅🏻‍♂️

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One of the best bcms i have had! All the ingredients were really delicious and complemented each other well. Sadly, the serving size is really small. Especially for the price i paid.. #burpple #sghawker #sgeats #sgfoodie #sgfoodies #sgfoodlover #honglimeats

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