Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tian Tian Lai Hokkien Mee
You know, whenever I hear of a "famous" good hawker, I am usually afraid of overhype. But finally I've found one that delivers. Gooey umami Hokkien mee! Well, OK, it's not much to look at, and the prawn/squid pieces are miserable. But the taste of the stock the noodles are fried in - crustacean heaven! I swear there's crab in there! It tastes like what I think a good crab beehoon ought to taste like! Almost makes you want to lick the plate. Almost.
The sambal chili sauce is not too bad as well. Mix it in with a squeeze of lime for extra kick.
Tian Tian Lai is practically an institution (since 1968?). It has been on my to-eat list for a while. I regret not coming earlier. It was worth the trip from the East to eat here. Now I must make more excuses to come to Toa Payoh!
Tian Tian Lai (Come Daily) Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
#02-27 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Food Centre
Open Tues-Sun from 9.30am to 9pm
Please note that they are closed on Mondays
Apparently there is a branch in Yishun but no idea how good that is
Blk 921 Yishun Central 1 #01-273
Open: 1130 - 2300 (perhaps this one is really open daily)
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