Good Standard Bakchormee @ Ah Hoe Meepok Blk 710 Clementi Ave West Street 2 on 2Nov2015

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

there’s a lot of buzz in the media & among friends lately about a japanese family who started a bakchormee mee stall at clementi west.

one friend rounded the rest of us up so today 9 of us descended on ah hoe meepok at blk 710, clementi west street 2 on 2.11.2015. ^^

ah hoe mee pok @ blk 710 clementi west st3

ah hoe meepok at blk 710, clementi west street 2

ah hoe mee pok @ blk 710 clementi west st2

ah hoe meepok at blk 710, clementi west street 2

some of us were there at 11.30am. there was no queue yet. nearer 12pm we had about 6pax & started queueing. there were then about 4 to 5 persons in the queue. but shortly after the queue was 10+ long and continued so.

singaporeans vote with their feet. as one of the reviewers johorkaki said, if the food were not good, the hype would soon fixxle out.

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

8 of us ordered the S$5 meepok dry. only 1 friend ordered the soup.

so do i think it was that good?

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

meepok was qq, texture was very good. the chilli & sauce coated the noodles well & taste was good.

there were loads of ingredients, i had 5 pork balls, 3 slices of shellfish, sliced pork, mushrooms &minced pork. there was no liver, or tipoh (the dried flatfish).

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

for me though, it could do with a bit more vinegar, and the chilli sauce though tasty, was not spicy & did not have the kick.

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok soup

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok soup

there was some garlic vinegar sauce i think, which a friend who was here for the 3rd time now said it was good, so i added that to the noodles & tossed.

i think it was similar to what we added to the ramen at Ichiran 一蘭 in fukuoka. it was nice, but somehow i still prefer the more fragrant black vinegar.

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok soup

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok soup

i did not try the soup version. it looked good too. i will certainly try the soup version next time.

my benchmark for meepok teng (soup version) is xing ji (興记) bakchormee fengshan food centre

ah hoe mee pok @ blk 710 clementi west st2

ah hoe mee pok @ blk 710 clementi west st2

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

ah hoe bakckormee S$5 meepok dry

i certainly like this bakchormee here & will take it again, but it was not compelling or must have variety for me.

i would prefer-

  1. tai hwa bakchormee at crawford lane.
  2. lai heng bakchormee at changi T3 B2 kopitiam
  3. & also the 6th avenue jalan tua kong meepok tar though that is a different fishball noodles style

bakchormee was good & we had a great time among old friends 9 of us.

it is not something though i would specially drive myself to come & eat alone. unlike say my favourite ah heng curry chicken noodles at hong lim food centre; or

the really good why eat har big prawn noodles.

c.h.e.f andy

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Curry Chicken Noodles Cravings @ Ah Heng Hong Lim Food Centre on 31Mar2015

was in town & went to eat curry chicken noodles again at ah heng, hong lim food centre on 31.3.2015. a losing battle with cravings. really like it! ^^

they were out of drumstick so i had the chicken thigh or 鸡尾. 🙂

last time i had this irresistible curry chicken noodles here was 19.1.2015.

i have tried heng kee which was good too, but of the 2 my preference is ah heng.

the curry gravy  was simple excellent, so tasty & savoury. the taupok was just right & well infused with the curry flavours. the chicken was among the very best of any chicken rice stalls.

i was enamoured enough with this to try my own curry chicken noodles (which was not so easy). my own poached chicken 白斩鸡 is certainly as good. the curry gravy though pretty good as well is still not quite comparable.

c.h.e.f andy

Irresistible Curry Chicken Noodles @ Ah Heng on 19Jan2015

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

went downtown to do some chores on 19.1.2015.

could not resist dropping by hong lim food centre to eat ah heng curry chicken noodles. ^^

this my favourite hawker food. used to be bakuteh but these days i don’t take that much & bakuteh is so easily done at home.

not that i eat curry chicken noodles often either. the last time i took ah heng curry chicken noodles was on 16.9.2013. but of course i had heng kee’s curry chicken noodle not so long ago on 7.11.2014.

of the two, i still prefer ah heng. for me, even the food photos for ah heng looked more appealing.

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

i took the S$6 large noodle with chicken thigh (鸡尾). i mean the chicken was really tender & sweet, better than some chicken rice stalls. i can do the chicken pretty well actually (in my own curry chicken noodles), but there is just no comparing the curry! it is sweet, tasty, flavourful, spicy.

just as well this place not near my house. got to drive, park & pay ERP somehow just to get here.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Heng Kee (興记) Curry Chicken Noodles at Hong Lim Food Centre on 7Nov2014

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

which is better? heng kee or ah heng curry chicken noodles, also at hong lim food centre?

i was in the area & decided to drop by for curry chicken noodles at 2pm on 7.11.2014. 🙂

ah heng at level 2 had a longer queue. i went to heng kee at level 1 there was about 7 in the queue. i was 8th in the queue & as it turned out, the stall owner had to close early, i was the last & all the others after me were turned away. the wait was about 12mins.

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

heng kee (興记) curry chicken noodles

the chicken was very sweet & moist. the tau pok & curry were very tasty. i could not really tell the difference – this & ah heng curry chicken noodles.

overall my own preference is still ah heng curry chicken noodles. i think this heng kee version was less spicy & curry was a bit sweeter. on both counts i preferred ah heng. there was also the presentation. the chicken at ah heng, the colour & the presentation were all better. however heng kee was closing & i had the last bowl, so the curry was from the bottom of the barrel so to speak but in fact it tasted great. anyway i still like ah heng better, just like others will swear by heng kee. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Shiok Curry Chicken Noodles @ Ah Heng on 16Sep2013

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

was in the area so dropped by hong lim food centre #02 for ah heng curry chicken noodles on 16.9.2013. there was no queue at 11am & i got my S$5 medium bowl with thick beehoon & mee right away. 🙂

i had tried the other stall heng kee at #01. could not really tell much difference (maybe ah heng’s chicken & curry were slightly tastier?) anyway so i stick with ah heng.

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

ah heng curry chicken noodles

today like most days, both the chicken & curry were very tasty. i think i will still have to admit that the chicken is still better than what i made for curry chicken noodles & of course there was straightforward hands down no comparison when it came to the curry (though my curry was quite tasty too). also i haven’t got any chilli (have not tried making any yet!).

for S$5, it was really satisfying – everything from chicken, curry to taupok, fishcake, noodles & potato, could only describe as “shiok”, & like everytime. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy