Have you had any solid and power Mee Hoon Kueh? Where to find such store?
Mee Hoon Kueh (hand-torn noodle) or commonly known as 麵粉粿. Sometimes it is also commonly referred to as 板麵. It is another one of those comfort food that we can find easily in any hawker stall.
Basically, it is noodles torn into pieces by hand & cooked in anchovies-based soup top with minced pork, fried anchovies, fried shallots, egg and served with red cut chilli on the side.
Some variations could see with mushroom or seafood item.
What makes this dish tick? To me, I would think the soup base is a key in the ingredient that makes a good bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh.
Having said that, it will also depend on individual taste buds to ascertain a good bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh as well.
So far, there is this particular stall selling Mee Hoon Kueh (實里達生麵, 麵粉粿) at Blk 226 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre that is perpetually spotted with long snaking queues each time I am there.
Well, I decided to jump on the queue and to see for myself on how good it can be since there is always a long snaking queue. There must be a reason for it and the only way is to experience it the hard way. 😂
This is the end product after much fanfare. Unfortunately, the Mee Hoon Kueh has sold out by the time the queue reaches me. 😥
I had no choice but to settle for the next best option which is the 生麵. You will need to top up an extra dollar for the fried anchovies if you need additional. It comes in 3 sizes; small at $3, medium at $4 and large at $5.
It certainly looks good on the appearance. For a small bowl at $3, I must agree that it is value for money given a pretty decent size prawn that comes along with it.
Soup is tasty too though I feel there could be another better one out there somewhere as I cannot really get the umami out of the soup.
Will I revisit this stall again? Hmm…if there is no queue, I don’t mind. However, if there is a long snaking queue, I might probably take a rain check. 😊