Friday, 15 December 2017

Ghim Moh Food Guide. Hin Fried Hor Fun with Prawn Beef Sliced Fish

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Judging by the perpetual queue at the stall, Hin Fried Hor Fun with Prawn Beef Sliced Fish is one of the stalwarts at Ghim Moh food centre (itself one of Singapore's best loved food haunts). I love Cantonese style beef hor fun and is always on the lookout for good stalls. (Quite hard to find good hor fun in Singapore. Please share with me your favourites.)

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The silver haired chef does the fiery heavy duty cooking inside while his younger partner does the finishing work like laying on the pre-cooked beef slices, blanched greens and pre-made sauces, assembly line style before delivering to waiting customers.

The hor fun are tossed and stir fried in smoking wok full batches. The partner portions out the individual servings. This system helps clears the queue fast, essential during lunch and dinner.

Detracts from the feel of individually prepared servings? A bit.

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The tag team was well oiled and I got my SG$5 plate of beef hor fun quite quickly.

Anyway, even before digging my chopsticks into the hor fun, I could already smell the aroma of caramelised sauces and starch. That's great.

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I like it that Hin's hor fun really serves hor fun 河粉 rather than the usual kway teow (as most stalls in Singapore substitute hor fun with kway teow).

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The broad tapes of rice had traces of hot searing from the scorching wok - the surest sign of that elusive wok hei.

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The scorched tapes of hor fun were tender with a subtle gummy chewy bite. It's wide, slightly caramelized surface was smoothed by a gleaming layer of slippery starchy sauce.

The sauce tastes sweet savoury while the seared hor fun tastes savoury sweet with a bit of rice and toasty flavour. So, in the mouth, it is an interesting blend of sweet, savoury, toasty flavours, leaning slightly more on the sweet (sugary?) side.

Personally, I prefer well balanced flavours or leaning slightly more on the savoury, toasty side.

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There was a generous amount of small and lean beef slices. They were tender and the main flavour come from the savoury marinade. There was little, if any, natural beefiness.

So, Hin's fried beef hor fun is really mainly about the toasty wok hei hor fun which is very likable. (Next time, I shall try hor fun with seafood - prawn and fish slices - I think it would be interesting.)

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Restaurant nameHin Fried Hor Fun with Prawn Beef Sliced Fish 興鮮蝦牛肉魚片炒河粉
Address: 01-56, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. 20 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270020   
GPS:  1°18'40.4"N 103°47'19.6"E | 1.311225, 103.788773  
Hours: 11:00am to 3:00pm | 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Monday off)  

Non Halal  

Date: 14 Dec 2017



Hor fun is not kway teow.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello, keen to know if you (or anyone who sees this) know if this stall is continuing to operate at the stated hours? Been there twice on weekday (Tuesday) evenings now and the stall is closed.

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I share hoping that everyone will have a good time but your experience may differ from mine. I love to know how you enjoyed yourself or if you didn't.

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