Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Mee Pok

As the famous Jalan Tua Kong mee pok war raged along the streets of Siglap and Simpang Bedok, I read with interest as readers discussed about which is the original mee pok stall, who is the shifu (master), who are the disciples and who are the copycats. And when my friend mentioned that the noodles at one of the stalls (132 Mee Pok at 53 Upper East Coast Road) is better than Hong Mao, I knew that I just had to try it for myself.

Unfortunately when I visited 132 Mee Pok a few Tuesdays ago, it was closed for an extended Chinese New Year holiday. So I went to Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Mee Pok at Simpang Bedok instead. Even though it was a Tuesday morning, Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Mee Pok was packed with customers and I had to wait for half an hour before I got my noodles.

I ordered the $3 bowl of mee pok which comes with fishcake, minced meat, pork slices and fish balls. Well-cooked with a remarkably springy consistency, the delicious mee pok is coated with savory chilli sauce that accentuates its authentic flavour. Delightfully rich with fresh fish meat, the handmade fishballs are exceptionally tasty.

Although it was a fairly sumptuous breakfast, I must admit that I am not a mee pok fan and certainly not convinced that Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim is one of the best mee pok in Singapore.


Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Mee Pok
308 Bedok Road (Simpang Bedok)
Bedok Shopping Complex
Closed on Mondays


lorraine82 said...

Hi kensongs, I like the Mee Pok at Siglap opposite Shell station better, the noodles are more delicious...

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lorraine. We tried the one you went, it does not taste good at all.

Julian Si said...

I like ... I like!!


A lovely SPRINGY breakfast ;-) treat ... just wish Mee Pok was more readily available up north aka Malaysia!

Anonymous said...

Best Mee Pok at AMK BLK 226