There has been lots of rave about the famous Bedok Block 85 Bak Chor Mee but I was too lazy to travel there to try it out. The opportunity came when my colleague had to rush over to rescue her mom who stays near Blk 85 and got locked out of her apartment. Well, one man’s loss is another man’s gain.
After passing the spare key to her mom, my colleague brought me over to Block 85 (aka Fengshan Food Centre). To our dismay, the Food Centre was closed for renovation!
A quick check with a HDB shopkeeper revealed that the Food Centre has been closed since 16 February and is expected to reopen only in early 2013. But the good news is all Block 85 food stalls are now operating from a temporary structure just round the corner so I can still get to try out the famous Bak Chor Mee!
The actual store name for Block 85 Bak Chor Mee is Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee. The Food Centre was not busy during weekday lunch and there was no queue at all. They have 2 options for their Bak Chor Mee: Dry or Soup. I decided to follow my colleague’s recommendation to go for the soup version.
2 bowls of hot Bak Chor Mee were delivered to our table pretty fast and they look yummy! The soup tasted sweet and flavoursome. I personally find the noodles a little too soggy for my liking. I prefer my noodles to have a bouncy texture for chewy pleasure. My colleague begs to differ, she likes her noodles soft and slightly mushy where the texture is similar to her favourite dish – porridge.
I was really surprised by how fine the Bak Chor (Minced Pork) was. To attain such a state, they must have dedicated a substantial amount of time to mash the minced pork repeatedly for a few rounds.
Wanton in Bak Chor Mee? Rather strange addition of ingredients, my colleague said that this was the first time wanton was found in her noodles. We both agreed that the wanton did not blend well with the rest of the noodles.
To be perfectly honest, I feel that Bedok Block 85 Bak Chor Mee is rather over-rated. But to be fair, I have only tried the soup version. Perhaps you can advise if their dry version is a cut above the rest.
Here’s the full details of the stall:
Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee
Fengshan Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, #01-08 S(460085)
Opening Hours: Tue–Sat: 6pm – 5am & Sun–Mon: 6am – 1am
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