Saturday, April 20, 2019

Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Specialty : not worthy of Bib Gourmand rating

This stall was listed in the Bib Gourmand in 2016, 2017 and 2018. I was surprised to see that there were just another 3 customers when I was there for lunch on a weekday. The customer in front of me took away a portion of their Beef Hor Fun ($5.50) and I decided to try it. Coincidentally, the customer right behind ordered the same dish, it is their special recommendation. They only serve Ipoh-style hor fun and there are a total of 9 choices, served with toppings like chicken, chicken feet, duck and spare ribs. It used to be run by an elderly couple, the daughter took over when the elderly auntie suffered from a stroke but it was manned by 2 middle-aged men when I was there.

I waited for just a while before receiving it. The presentation did not look as appealing as their picture, it consists of a piece of beef nicely chopped into pieces served on top of thin rice noodles accompanied by 2 pieces of mushroom with fatt choy in a pool of sauce. The texture of hor fun was quite smooth and slippery. The beef tasted just normal but the texture was right though.

Apparently, I am not quite convinced that they should be listed in the Bib Gourmand. I was talking to one of their regular customers when ordering Fried Hokkien Mee much later. I was telling her that I was not too impressed with their Beef Hor Fun and she said, "You should just go with the Chicken Hor Fun."  My dining companion said, "I think it is the sauce that made it different, it has a rather mild herbal-ish taste and quite flavorful." The main sauce is from the chicken feet and nicely blended with the sauce from pork rib and mushroom. 

159 Mei Chin Road #02-33 Mei Ling Food Centre SINGAPORE 140159
Operating Hours: 8.00 am to 2.00 pm (Thursday to Sunday)

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I have been savouring this dish for many years now. My in laws are still staying in the next block.So my hubby have been having this since childhood. Lately we realised their standard has dropped so much so that we hardly come often to eat their hor fun.And we don't see the owners anymore...wonder where are they now?And further more the people who are mending the stall have been very unfriendly and rude.Unlike lyne and her dad who we often seen years ago.I hope they would sort out these new unruly stall holders.I do hope the old owners comes back!