Friday, May 22, 2015

Hilltop Cze Char : Not as Good as Expected

This Cze Char is located in the housing estate of Bukit Batok, just a stone's throw away from the Bukit Batok MRT station. It is about 5 minutes walk from there. I went specifically for their Kuala Lumper (KL) style black Hokkien Mee as i was told it is a must-try and tasted rather close to the real thing in KL. Apparently it was sold out then as i gotten there slightly after lunch. A friend was telling me, "Having the KL Mee there is more like fishing but there is a way if you know them." I will take this as a challenge and i am going to make sure i will get to taste it soon.

I decided to go for their usual Hokkien Mee at $4. It actually tasted not too bad. A good portion of nicely braised flat yellow noodle served with fresh tasting ingredients like slices of lean meat and fishcake with prawns and greens. A handful of crispy pork lards was added to enhance the flavor. I liked it so much that i would definitely ask for an extra portion of these addictive pork lards to be added if i do visit again. 

Though i did not like the Fish Sauce Bee Hoon at $4 as much but it was not disappointing. The wok taste was a bit too strong and it ended up tasted a bit like the burnt taste at some part though it might not be the case. The ingredients found were rather similar to the Hokkien Mee. There were bits of salted fish and dried shrimps in it to supposedly enhance its flavor.

Overall, the taste was not quite memorable and if it is not because of that particular KL style Hokkien Mee, it might not quite worth making an effort to dine there if you are not staying in the west side of Singapore. 

Block 207 Bukit Batok Street 21 #01-118 Food Park Coffee Shop Singapore 650207.
Operating Hours: 11.30 am to 11.30 pm

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