Top 10 Bak Chor Mee in Singapore
Give me mee pok (flat yellow noodles), mushroom and minced pork and you get a dish of Bak Chor Mee. A superb combination I must say, especially delectable when topped with some chilli paste and black vinegar. But what are the places that serve the best springy noodles, juicy sliced mushroom and well-marinated minced pork?
These are 10 places we recommend to get your next fix of Bak Chor Mee.
1. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Known for its waiting time which could go up to an hour at lunch time, try the Bak Chor Mee ($5/ $8/ $10) only if you have time on your hands. The dish comes with liver (my favourite addition to the already yummy noodles) and it has the right amount of vinegar and seasoning.
Address: Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Tai Hwa Eating House, Singapore 190465
Contact: 6292 7477
Opening Hours: 9:30AM – 8PM (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
2. Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles
It appears that all the Bak Chor Mee stalls have crazy waiting times. Although this stall might not seem to have many hungry people queuing, you could easily wait for an hour for your bowl of goodness ($4). But why? The secret is: the stall employs a queue number system. Once the dish is ready, oh, the texture of the noodles! The noodles are cooked to perfection. Strips of braised pork belly are served with the crispy lard. Doesn’t the old saying resonate with you now? Good things come to those who wait.
Address: 1382 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328254
Contact: 9757 9297
Opening Hours: 6:30AM – 2:30PM
3. Kim Bak Chor Mee
In this age of healthy living and eating (or maybe, it’s just me), I particularly love how the dish ($3) does not come with MSG. On top of that, it’s famous for its homemade stir-fried chilli. And talking about cooking skills, the noodle seller formerly sells Bak Kut Teh.
Address: 558 Balestier Road #01-400, Singapore 329874
Opening Hours: 7AM – 3:30PM (Closed on Fridays)
4. Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee
At this stall, you cannot expect a typical bowl of Bak Chor Mee ($4) because the seller likes to do things his own way, in a good way of course. The frilly mee pok undergoes some tossing before it is served. The noodles, soup and the sauce then come together to make the dish flavorfully unique.
Address: Stall 4, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945
Contact: 8439 0434
Opening Hours: 7:30AM – 3PM (Closed on Mondays)
5. Seng Huat Bak Chor Mee
This family run business has been around for over three generations. The secret of the dish ($4) here lies in the mushroom sauce. If you decide not to take chilli this time, Seng Huat Bak Chor Mee substitutes the lack of it with tomato sauce. But this churns out a rather unique taste. Don’t worry about your noodles being overly sweet.
Address: Seng Huat Eating House, 492 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188737
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
6. Ah Hoe Mee Pok
A popular place for singapore foodies, it is known for its Japanese head chef. Be it the mee pok or mee kia (thin egg noodles), both are chewier than the regular ones. You could buy the normal Bak Chor Mee ($3.50/ $4.50) or a slightly pricier crayfish Bak Chor Mee ($10). In between the crayfish, you will find generous amounts of minced meat and lard. Yum.
Address: Blk 710 Clementi West St 2, Weng Kwang Coffee House, Singapore 120710
Opening Hours: 5:30AM – 4:30PM (Closed on Mondays)
7. Jurong 58 Minced Meat Noodle
The noodles were slightly starchy but the seasoning easily won me over. The meal ($2.50/ $3/ $3.50) was a good balance of spice and vinegar with well-cooked liver.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Road, Taman Jurong Market #03-150 Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 6AM – 2PM
8. Ah Hor Teochew Kway Teow Mee
Another lovely dish ($3/ $4) is served with pleasant belachan chilli and shallot oil. The explosion of flavours from the mouthful remind me once again how blessed I am to be a Singaporean and living in Singapore.
Address: 12 Verdun Road, Kim San Leng Coffeeshop (Verdun Road), Verdun House Singapore 207278
Contact: 8127 4249
Opening Hours: 7AM – 3PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
9. Ah Kow Mushroom Minced Pork Mee
The seasoning of the Bak Chor Mee ($5) was a special fusion of vinegar, soy sauce and chilli. After devouring the food, the soup is something I look forward to as well. That’s why I don’t fancy the idea of takeaways because the soup is sometimes not “dabao-ed”. The soup was a little bland though.
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street #02-42 Hong Lim Food Centre Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: Fri- Sun: 9AM – 7PM
10. Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee
What is not to like about Lai Heng’s Bak Chor Mee ($5)? Maybe just the long wait. As usual. The noodles are super springy and top that with the delicious stewed mushroom and succulent pork, you get noodles like no other. The soup which comes with the dish is sweet and clear, giving my taste buds an enjoyable experience.
Address: 51 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-62 Nghee Huat Eating House, Singapore 310051
Contact: 9620 2074
Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 4PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Bak Chor Mee is BAE
This list is absolutely a joy to do up. Although I have just wolfed down my bowl of Bak Chor Mee, I will not hesitate to grab another serving (thank goodness it is affordable and available everywhere). People have extra stomach space for dessert but I have more room for a second helping of the noodles. Let me know if there are better stalls that I haven’t covered! I really don’t mind travelling across the island for good food.
Cover image credit: hayleyxhm
Written by Heng Hui Mei