Soon Heng Pork Noodles – Bedok-Style Bak Chor Mee at Neil Road
When I heard that Soon Heng Pork Noodles was serving soup-based bak chor mee,I knew I had to come right down and try it for myself.
Most of us,myself included,are accustomed to the dry version of bak chor mee but I'm sure many of us have also tried the soup bak chor mee at Bedok 85.Westies don't have to travel across the island just for the famous soup bak chor mee for Soon Heng has brought the "Bedok-style bak chor mee" to Neil Road.
Soon Heng Pork Noodles sits in a corner of a quaint little coffeeshop along Neil Road.You can easily spot the stall as there's always a queue stemming from it.Soon Heng Pork Noodles only serves one dish and that is the Bedok-style bak chor mee.
The bak chor mee stall sells their noodles in two portions — small ($4) or large ($5).Diners can choose from mee kia,mee pok,mee tai bak,and kway teow.
According to Andrew,the stallowner,the mee kia here is quite popular among regulars.It is made by a supplier who has been producing mee kia for nearly 3 decades.I decided to opt for the mee kia.
Each bowl of noodles comes with meatballs,bak chor,wanton and a side of fried pork lard.I really loved the bak chor and wanton that accompanied the bowl of noodles.The bak chor was soft and flavourful,and the wanton had a good bite.I later learnt that Andrew makes the wanton by hand,and marinates his own bak chor every night.
While I found the mee kia to be a little undercooked for my liking,the soup broth was simply irresistible!
Soon Heng's Bedok-style bak chor mee is quite special.The broth here is not the clear type,like many other Bedok-style bak chor mee.Instead,the broth is murky,and is sinfully rich,yet light!
Think something along the lines of a ramen tonkotsu broth,but not surfeiting at all.Pork bones are gently simmered overnight to produce a broth that is milky,light,and intensely flavourful.
While I am a sucker for dry bak chor mee,I think I might be a convert after my visit to Soon Heng Pork Noodles.
Soon Heng Pork Noodles
Address:120 Neil Road,Singapore 088855
Opening Hours:8am to 3pm.Closed on Sundays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here