Sunday, April 14, 2019

Newton Tan Song Heng : good Fried Hokkien Mee

I was there on a Friday for the popular Hai Tang Lor Mee (海棠卤面) but it was closed. Amongst the food choices there, this Fried Hokkien Mee stall was one of those that have got a queue. They used to be at Newton Food Centre before moving to this food centre. I joined the queue and waited for a while before get to order. The auntie was telling me that I have to wait for the next batch of Fried Hokkien Mee. There are the $4, $5 and $6 options to choose and there is also Fried Kway Teow for $3, $4 and $5. I decided to go with the Fried Hokkien Mee as most of their customers were ordering this but opted for the smallest portion. While waiting, I chatted with a customer right behind me. She said, "Their Fried Hokkien Mee is very good. I always come to eat this, the Ipoh Hor Fun and also the Lor Mee."


I waited for about 15 minutes to get my plate of Fried Hokkien Mee. Though it is the smallest size, its portion was quite substantial to share with my dining companion. He got to taste it first and he said, "It is moist but not overly wet, the noodles were nicely braised in the broth to absorb the flavor well."


When I had my first mouthful, I was equally impressed and totally understand why there is always a constant queue at this stall. The same customer said, "If you come at 12 pm, the queue is really very long but not so now as lunch hour is almost over." The prawns tasted relatively fresh and the chilli though not too spicy but it actually enhanced the flavor. 

This is definitely better than the Yang Zhou Hokkien Sotong Mee at Jalan Bukit Merah. I would think this is easily one of the better Fried Hokkien Mee that I have eaten so far and definitely worth traveling to this secluded hawker centre just for this. I am likely to come back for their Fried Kway Teow.


NEWTON TAN SONG HENG
159 Mei Ling Street #02-40 Mei Ling Food Centre SINGAPORE 140159
Operating Hours: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Public Holidays)

5 comments:

  1. Closed on public holiday too. Went there empty handed today.

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    1. I know as I was there for lunch and I had the Beef Brisket & Tendon Noodle at #02-15.

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  2. I'm afraid I'm gonna to fail this store. The texture is there but there's no aroma at all. Tastes very plain, I can't taste the sweetness from the prawns or squid. Good HKM also have that 蛋香, but his was also missing. As per normal, I didn't finish the whole plate, save the stomach space to try other stalls.

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    1. It was actually quite good when I tasted it but that was my first time eating so not too sure whether was that their usual standard.

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  3. I tried Simon Road today. It's disappointing too.

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