Saturday, January 30, 2021

Famous K. L. Hokkien Mee at ABC Brickworks Food Centre

A friend sent me a picture of this Kuala Lumpur (KL) style just the other day. It intrigued me to go try it. There was no queue during lunch on a weekday. I decided to go with the $5 portion, there is also the $4 and $6 portion available. I waited at the stall while it was cooked upon order. I requested for an extra handful of lard to be added. It was served with a saucer of belachan chilli. 

I tossed it before partaking the first mouthful, it was satisfying though not particularly memorable. I know I could not compare it to what I had tasted in KL but this is good enough since we are not able to travel now.

There is also another stall by the same name serving the KL style Fried Hokkien Mee in this food centre. I decided to try it for comparison's sake. There was no other customer at this stall during lunch. I ordered the smallest portion at $4, there is also the $5 and $6 choices available. 

I was surprised that I got it almost immediately. It was scooped from the wok and added in the ingredients then served to me. My dining companion said, "The texture of noodles was too soft. I could also taste that the ingredients were cooked separately with not much flavor from the dark sauce." It did not taste warm perhaps as the result of leaving in the wok for too long. 

There were a few posts circulating on those foodie groups comparing these 2 stalls with different likes and dislikes as taste is subjective.

6 Jalan Bukit Merah SINGAPORE 150006


  1. I went to try the North Bridge road lor mee. They said he was taught by Chia Bee 珍好. But the taste is totally different from Chia Bee.
    A lot of old folks patronising at 8pm though.

    1. I tried the North Bridge Road Lor Mee before but not Chia Bee so did not actually know the difference.

    2. Te Bak Kia is now go famous. Have to queue already.