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Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee @ Hainanese Village Hougang 藍星馳名福建面

Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee at Hainanese Village hawker centre is a local favourite among Hougang residents. It is fried Hokkien mee as I remember it from my childhood, okay.... sans the opeh wrap.

Walking past the stall this morning, I couldn't resist taking a photo of their squid as the stallholders were busy getting ready for the day.

The prawns that give the Hokkien mee stock the coveted crustacean umami.

Chatted briefly with the friendly boss. He said ingredients alone took up well over half of his costs. (The industry norm is much lower.)

Our $7 serving. It's got everything I want in my Singapore style fried Hokkien mee - nothing more, nothing less. 

Yellow noodles, thick rice vermicelli (bee hoon) and beansprouts with prawn, squid, pork belly, and egg, fried with lard and briefly stewed / simmered in an umami loaded seafood (prawn & squid) stock. At the side were lime, lard croutons, and sambal belecan.

Swee lah... .

Pork belly, squid, prawn, all the trinity were there. Nowadays, stalls are often missing this or that ingredient, especially the pork belly (because customers don't want it, they say 🤔 ). 

No lah, miss any of the trinity and it is not really old school liao lah.

Anyway, the pork belly, squid and prawns here at Blue Star were fresh. Bravo! 👍

I like the tender moistness of Blue Star's fried Hokkien mee. It's the way I remembered fried Hokkien mee from my childhood and still the way I prefer it today.

Neither drippy soggy wet, nor dry. Much of the rich stock was infused into the noodles and vermicelli by frying and stewing.

Flavour intensity was about right for me, a bit more robust would be better. Seafood umami, savoury, and lardy with a bit of egginess 😋 A bit more wok hei would take it from blue star to gold star level.

🎗️ Regulars say it is best when the husband fries the noodles. Mine was fried by lady boss.

Lard croutons for flavour and crispy crunch.

Umami savoury spicy sambal belacan which they make right there at the stall.

Old school and one of the tastier fried Hokkien mee in Singapore now.

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Stall name: Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee 藍星馳名福建面 

Address: 105 Hougang Ave 1, #02-26, Singapore 530105 (stall inside Hainanese Village Market & Food Centre)

Nearest MRT: 10 minutes walk from Kovan station

Hours: 10:30am - 8pm (Mon off)

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Written by Tony Boey on 17 Feb 2024

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