I was on a Hokkien Mee spree recently and was so glad to have found this old stall which I grew up with. Originally located at the corner coffeeshop along Upper Serangoon Road & Simon Road, my grandma personally even knows the founder of this Hokkien Mee stall who is the grand master of this current stall. He has a nickname of “Half Squat Stand” as he fries the noodles in a charcoal stove slightly elevated from the ground while sitting on a wooden stool and he was half squatting all the time. He only sits down when he’s braising the noodles or tired. 🙂
After handing down the stall to the father of the current stall owner, the business continued to flourish. Not just because of the fact they were using charcoal to fry, but also because of the overall balance it gives to the taste. Not to mention their chilli that goes with your plate of awesomeness.
The stall has since moved to the address below, the current stall at Simon Road was their ex-worker (obviously no franchise/permission) who apparently lacks the skills to deliver that awesome plate of Fried Hokkien Mee. I tried it on one occasion and it was so bad that I didn’t write about it. But chilli was good, I suspect they got from same supplier.
Anyways if you’re around Hougang Central area (old interchange), go check out this plate of tradition.
Taste: Seriously the taste hasn’t changed much from my childhood days minus the charcoal wok hei of course. But I’m a little confused by the use of 2 types of chilli but I reckon they are catering to peeps with different palates.
Portion: Portion is good with loads of squid and prawns below the plate.
Ambience: Traditional coffee shop.
Service: Very good. Approachable.
Price: $5 for my plate.
Location: 210 Hougang St 21. Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 12pm to 10.30pm.