The soup style bak chor mee is a signature must-have whenever one visits Bedok 85 hawker centre but i did get into a state of confusion when i stood in front of two different stalls, side by side, selling the same dish and brandishing as many accolades.
Xing Ji versus Seng Hiang - those who have been following this blog and instagram would know my choice has always been stuck with Xing Ji although yesterday, i decided to take the plunge by ordering from Seng Hiang!
It was an instantaneous verdict upon my first taste of the soup after a wait of close to 30 minutes - it was too bland and in a comparative sense, less flavourful than Xing Ji. Even mom, a self professed soup lover who tried out Xing Ji the previous round, had the same opinion.
In terms of ingredients, noodles were cooked al-dente and you get your usual pork balls, minced meat and pieces of pork lard. Again, i didn't find the meat balls to be exceptional; both stalls should consider outsource the purchase to Cheng Mun Chee Kee!
Now that i have tried both stalls, i think i would stick to my usual Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (興記肉脞面) in the future.
85 Bedok North Street 4, Stall 01-08,
Fengshan Centre, aka Bedok 85 Hawker Centre
Small Minced Pork Noodles (Soup) - S$2.50 a bowl
For review on Lin Yuan Satay, click here.
For review on Xing Ji Bak Chor mee, click here.
For review on Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster, click here.
For review on Chong Pang Bedok 511 Main Branch Satay, click here.