Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Geylang Lorong 29 Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee at East Coast

This stall is located in a coffee shop along East Coast Road, their Fried Hokkien Mee is amongst one of the most recommended choices.  The menu also includes Fried Carrot Cake, Fried Oyster, and Fried Oyster Omelette. I was there for the first time on a Sunday for lunch. Despite the name, this stall is not originally from Geylang Lorong 29 even though the father of Alex See, the owner, started Swee Guan Hokkien Mee at Geylang Lorong 29 and is currently manned by his brothers.

There are 4 sizes for the Fried Hokkien Mee, the smallest portion at $6, followed by $10, $15 and $20. I ordered the smallest portion to share with my dining companion, it was delivered to our table within 5 minutes.

I squeezed the lime then mixed it well with the sambal chilli before partaking the first mouthful and I actually enjoyed it. The texture was gooey, moist and quite flavorful with ingredients like prawns, squid, and egg, fried well with a mixture of yellow noodles and thick bee hoon, accompanied by their homemade chilli. I did not exactly taste the wok flavor amidst it though. This was my first time eating it and it was good but I was told that their standard can be quite inconsistent. 

If I am to base on this particular experience to do a comparison, I would prefer this to the Fried Hokkien Mee by Swee Guan Hokkien Mee as the last experience there was not quite a memorable one. I remembered that the waiting time was quite long, the texture of their noodles was slightly drier with an unpleasant charcoal taste and I did not manage to finish it.

396E East Coast Road SINGAPORE 428994
Operating Hours: 11.45 am to 9.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)


  1. I gave up long ago. Must travel all the way to that place and be disappointed. I did try a chicken rice nearby and that was not bad. But can't remember the name. They say it was authentic hainanese chicken rice as they will no hang the chickens up like the cantonese do.

  2. https://m.imgur.com/a/EHsp71z
    haig Road hawker center

    1. I think it's one of the most unrated claypot rice. The chicken was nicely marinated. Too bad not cooked over charcoal.

    2. There used to be a chef Chik, a former executive chef from Wan Hao restaurant. Same person?

  3. Not sure. https://www.foodclappers.com/food-reviews/hawker-food/guangdong-hong-kong-claypot-rice-stew-soup-haig-road/
    Different name but same kind of food last time. Same stall.