There are two peculiar features about Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee in Old Airport Road Food Centre. First is its irregular opening hours as it seems to be always closed when I was there in the late afternoons and evenings. Secondly, it does not use sambal chilli. Upon hearing this, hokkien mee lovers like me will invariably exclaim, "How can fried hokkien mee taste good without sambal chilli?!"
After reading its great reviews online, I finally had the first-hand experience of trying it when I went there for lunch today. Served on paper plate and topped with freshly cut red chilli, a plate of Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee costs $3. The magic of the mouthwatering noodles lies in the skilled way it is fried. Extraordinarily springy in consistency, the delicious noodles are exceptionally fragrant and flavorful, yet not overly soggy or oily. The freshly cut red chilli accentuates the outstanding flavour of the noodles, every mouthful is simply irresistable. Though complemented with fresh prawns and sotong, the noodles are so fantastic, you can eat it on its own hence there is no need for sambal chilli at all.
I totally agree with the reviews that Nam Sing is one of the best fried hokkien mee in Singapore. That probably explains why it can afford to have irregular opening hours and do without sambal chilli. Come and try it for yourself today.
Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
Old Airport Road Food Centre
51 Old Airport Road #01-32