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Review of Bak Chor Mee @ Jalan Mulia / Upper Aljunid Road Lian Bee Coffee Shop

Buddy Allan highly recommends this no name bak chor mee stall at Lian Bee Coffee Shop at Jalan Mulia off Upper Aljunid Road. So, here I am 😬

Stall name: Bak Chor Mee stall (no name)


Address: 375 Upper Aljunied Rd, Singapore 367860 (stall inside Lian Bee coffee shop)


Nearest MRT: 15 minutes walk from Mattar station


Hours: 3:00am - 1:00pm (Mon off)



This stall has been here nearly twenty years but still flies nearly invisible under the social media radar. Nevertheless, there's a constant stream of customers, all of whom seemed like regulars.

This was my first time here, so I don't know if anything has changed over the last twenty years.

But, one thing is decidedly old school.

Uncle takes our orders, we return to our table, and uncle delivers our food once it is ready.

Only change is, we volunteerily returned the trays and utensils to the collection point.

There're $4 / $5 options, I opted for the latter.

It's a mound of mee pok (my choice) topped with minced pork, lean pork slices, fish cake slices, a large splash of fiery looking sambal, lard, vinegar, fish sauce, etc.

Uncle is generous with the sauces, so it doesn't take much effort to coat every strand liberally with flavour.

The noodles were done tender firm, slightly wet because it was not perfectly drained.

Sauce was lardy, and robustly spicy, savoury (fish sauce), subtle zing (from vinegar) with lard unabashedly the leading flavour in this bowl (in a world saturated with "healthier choice" messages) 😁

No holds barred lardy with grease that oils your lips like a lard lip stick. Ask for more sambal, if you like it ultra hot (it is hot enough for me).

I'll say it's like Kuala Lumpur's Kin Kin chili noodle or Hup Kee in Ang Mo Kio with greater load of lard.

Love it ♥️ 😋

The minced pork and pork slices were soft, fresh, naturally sweetish.

I like the soft tender fishcake slices as they actually carry flavours.

The fishballs were factory made - it is what it is, but I don't have any serious complaints 😬

The fishball illustration on the signboard looks interesting (I mean handmade), so we ordered extra fishballs in a bowl of soup. Actually, it is more of the same factory made stuff. 

Uncle is very obliging. He made Aaron's quirky mee pok & mee kia combo without any fuss.

What's the verdict?

Action speaks louder than words.

Aaron ordered a second round 🤭

Saving the best for those who read till the end 😬 There are a few legally free parking spaces (which is rarer than blue moon sightings in Singapore) in front of the coffee shop 😁🤪
                  


Written by Tony Boey on 12 Apr 2023


6 comments:

  1. Aaron Ong said in Singapore Yummy Facebook:
    "Addendum: the second round was the beehoon mee combo, and the vinegar taste this round was more pronounced since the beehoon absorbed the vinegar taste better."

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  2. FYI - Closed on Thursday

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  3. Looks good, but is it served pork liver?

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    1. From photo cannot detect any liver slices leh.

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  4. The coffeeshop has changed owner. Any idea if the uncles r still selling in other places now?

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