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10 Bak Chor Mee Stalls In Singapore You Must Try, Including Traditional And Japanese-Inspired BCM

1st July 2024

Bak chor mee in Singapore


Hands up if you could have bak chor mee every day for the rest of your life. There’s just something addictive about slurping mee pok, braised mushrooms, and minced pork that’s tossed in a heavenly mix of black vinegar, lard oil, pork stock, fish sauce, and chilli.

I, for one, am eternally grateful to the person who discovered this magical combination. Although bak chor mee is attributed to early Teochew immigrants to Singapore, this is a dish that’s uniquely Singaporean. This humble bowl of noodles can be found in almost every kopitiam, but here’s our shortlist of 10 stalls worth a try.


1. Xiang Xiang Traditional Bak Chor Mee


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Xiang Xiang Traditional Bak Chor Mee in Kallang is known for serving up traditional bak chor mee with collagen soup that’s simmered for hours every day. If it’s your first time here, we recommend getting the Traditional Minced Pork Noodles ($4/$5/$6), a signature dish well-loved by many regulars. This comforting bowl features noodles of your choice topped with meatballs, minced meat, and pork lard submerged in a robust collagen broth. Those who appreciate innards in your bak chor mee can opt for the Sweet Intestine Noodle ($6/$7) instead! Besides the usual ingredients, this dish comes with pig skin and intestines.

Read our Xiang Xiang Traditional Bak Chor Mee review.

Address: 5 Upper Boon Keng Road, #01-01, WuFu Coffee shop, Singapore 380005
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 8pm
Tel: 9237 0001
Xiang Xiang Traditional Bak Chor Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. No. 25 Minced Meat Noodle


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For bak chor mee with a fun twist, head to No. 25 Minced Meat Noodle, where you can enjoy a rich tonkotsu-inspired soup. Their Signature Minced Meat Noodle ($9/$11/$13) is the most popular item on the menu; it comes with a bowl of minced meat noodles and another with their famous soup. In case you were wondering, the creamy soup is the result of boiling and simmering pork bones and chicken feet for more than eight hours. Pair this with the minced meat noodles, which come with Taiwan meatballs and Fuzhou fish balls to make your meal extra hearty and tasty. 

Read our No. 25 Minced Meat Noodle review

Address: Bukit Merah Central,  #01-3749, Bukit Merah Central Coffee Shop, Singapore 150161
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 2pm
Website
No. 25 Minced Meat Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. Jin Xi Lai Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodle


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Jin Xi Lai Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodle has been around for more than 50 years, and they are best known for serving up really good pork liver soup alongside bak chor mee. A bowl of noodles here costs $5.50 or $6.50: you get a generous amount of dry noodles tossed in a house-made sauce and topped with chunks of pork lard. There’s also a separate bowl of soup to go with your noods, starring fishballs, fishcakes, sliced pork, and liver. 

Read our Jin Xi Lai Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodle review

Address: 638 Veerasamy Road, Yi He Eating House, Singapore 200638
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 7:30am to 2pm
Jin Xi Lai Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.


4. Minced Pork Bros


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At Minced Pork Bros, bak chor mee takes on a modern look with the additions of ajitsuke eggs and ikura. If you’re iffy about this combination, their Teochew Modern Pork Noodles ($6) is a good place to start: a bowl of your regular bak chor mee is joined by half an ajitsuke tamago, a piece of abalone, and a Teochew-style meatball. Take it one step further with their Seafood Minced Pork Noodles ($6), which features a bunch of delicious seafood treats, including a prawn, scallop, ikura, and fish dumplings. FYI, Minced Pork Bros is in the midst of renovation until late September or early October 2024. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on their Instagram page!

Read our Minced Pork Bros review. 

Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-113, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: TBD
Website
Minced Pork Bros is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. Tai Wah Pork Noodle


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Tai Wah Pork Noodle, also the recipient of a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, is run by the same family behind Tai Hwa at Crawford Lane. Get their Signature Tai Wah Pork Noodle ($9) for a lovely medley of meatballs, minced and sliced pork, wonton, live, pork lard, and fried ti poh, AKA sole fish. There are currently eight branches in Singapore, with the OG stall located at Hong Lim Food Centre. Do note that there’s only bak chor mee in three sizes here: $6, $8, or $10.

Read our Tai Wah Pork Noodle feature

Website | Full list of locations
Tai Wah Pork Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle


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Winning a Michelin Star did no favours for the waiting time at this bak chor mee stall. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles has been around since the 1930s, and is said to be the OG creator of this dish. We’ve heard of people waiting two hours for a bowl here! Prices start from $6, but we recommend going for the $8 or $10 bowls to make the queueing worth. The liver is said to be fresh and cooked just right. We also appreciate the handmade dumplings and meatballs. 

Address: Blk 466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Tai Hwa Eating House, Singapore 190465
Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 8:30pm
Website
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles


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Macpherson Minced Meat Noodle is helmed by the adorable Uncle Yap, who makes his bowls of bak chor mee tirelessly from scratch each day. Fans love the balance of savoury, sour, and spice in his noodles, with a punch of umami from his braised mushrooms. A bowl of minced meat noodles here costs $5, with the option to add extra ingredients such as braised pig trotters or chicken feet, if they’re available.

Address: 47 Tai Thong Crescent, Sin Keng Seng Restaurant, Singapore 347867
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 6:30am to 1:30pm
Macpherson Minced Meat Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. Seng Huat Bak Chor Mee


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This family-run business has been around for over three generations, and dishes up bak chor mee around the clock. A bowl of Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle ($4.50) comes with mushrooms, mince, and pink-hued liver, but the Specialty Mee Sua ($4.50) is where the money’s at. The absorbent noodle is a great base for the flavoursome sauce, which clings to every inch of the mee sua.

Address: 492 North Bridge Road, Seng Huat Eating House, Singapore 188737
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 10pm
Seng Huat Bak Chor Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. Li Yuan Mee Pok (previously Ah Hoe Mee Pok)


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Li Yuan Mee Pok, previously known as Ah Li Mee Pok, made waves when they first opened as it was run by Mr. Naoji Kuribara, a Japanese chef. He spent half a year learning how to make bak chor mee from the original Ah Hoe Mee Pok before taking over the shop! Besides the traditional Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (from $5), the stall’s offerings are influenced by Japanese ramen. The Japanese Fusion Mee Pok series features a Miso/Shoyu ($7) bak chor mee.

Read our Li Yuan Mee Pok review.

Website | Full list of locations
Li Yuan Mee Pok is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle


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The bak chor mee (from $5) at Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle is popular enough that you have to get a queue number and wait for your bowl after you’ve paid. Social media is rife with images of noodles liberally sprinkled with lard because here, it’s free for all. As you help yourself to the freshly fried, crispy lard and chilli, here’s a hack: get a soft-boiled egg from the drinks stall to mix into the noodles for extra richness.

Address: Blk 73 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #01-611, Singapore 310073
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 8am to 3:30pm
Website
Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery. 


Where to get bak chor mee in Singapore


Minced meat noodle is everywhere, and shortlisting 10 for this article was a tall task. Our team embarked on a journey to hunt down the best bak chor mee in Singapore, so continue reading if you’d like to find out which stall was ranked first on the list. Otherwise, read our guide to the best ramen in Singapore!

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