Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodles

Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodles was recommended by a friend who read my blog post on Ah Heng Curry Chicken Noodles. So there are actually 2 famous curry mee in Hong Lim Food Centre. One on the ground storey, the other on the second. Both have been featured on food blogs and magazines. And both have long queues during lunch time.

When I went for lunch today, I had to queue for around 15 minutes for Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodles. Hoping that the long wait will be worthwhile, I was rather disappointed by the small bowl of curry noodles which costs $4. The savory gravy was sweet and spicy but lacking in the fragrance and flavour of coconut milk. The noodles blended well with the gravy but the serving was so little, I could finish it in 4 mouthfuls. The 3 pieces of steamed white chicken were more bony than meaty and miserable, if I can think of a word to describe them.

Comparing the 2 curry noodles in Hong Lim Food Centre, Ah Heng Curry Chicken Noodles is definitely more delicious and value-for-money. Ah Heng's gravy is thicker and more mouthwatering than Heng Kee's. Ah Heng's chicken is fresher and more tender than Heng Kee's. The portions of noodles and chicken from Ah Heng are also bigger and more satisfying than that from Heng Kee (Compare the pictures I posted if you don't believe me).

I really don't know what is it about Heng Kee curry noodles that make people queue for it. Perhaps Singaporeans who are more health-conscious may prefer Heng Kee because of its lower content of coconut milk. Perhaps it has an authentic flavour that I could not appreciate. But I can confidently say that I definitely won't be coming back for more.


Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodles
Hong Lim Food Centre
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street #01-127
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays


Anonymous said...

Hey bro, tt bowl of noodles looks REALLY MISERABLE for $4.

InspiredMumof2 said...

That looks yummy, I have never tasted curry chicken noodles before :-)

Curry lover said...

I tried the Heng kee chicken curry noodles. Well..the truth is there really is not much in the curry noodles to deserve its reputation. (At least that was the verdict of my wife and I after our first try).

The curry was not flavourful and lacks the oomph people have come to associate with..so I was immensely disappointed. Not to mention that I paid 5 dollars. The white chicken tasted decent though.

The curry that truly stands out in flavour is Na Na homemade curry. I think the aunties in bedok Ntuc is doing an even better job than the one at Amara. There is this very distinct aroma that hits you when u go anywhere near the stall while cooking. Heavenly...

I wonder whether any food connoiseurs out there can figure out what the wonderful ingredients used?

filipino girl said...

The best curry chicken noodles ever!!! The quene will always await you at this stall before 2.30pm, cos their curry noodles sells out before 2.30pm. Apart from the never ending car park, you quene up for the noodles, then you start looking for a seat, chances are slim but you never wanna give up after you tried their curry noodles.