Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee has been around for more than 50 years
In case you didn’t know, lor mee is a traditionally Hokkien noodle dish that has its roots in Xiamen, China. With its thick, starchy, dark-coloured gravy, this dish isn’t typically on top of Singaporeans’ must-eat lists. Of the few stalls that serve this dish today, Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee is one of them, with a history that is said to date back more than 50 years!
Located on the second floor of Hougang Hainanese Village Centre, Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee only serves one dish, Lor Mee, in two sizes: $4 and $5.
What’s more, they only operate from 12pm to 3:30pm, for three-and-a-half hours, each day. This is only as long as they’ve got food to serve, which with the long queues is usually not the case.
When you pick up your order, you’ll have to add your own garnishes and condiments. Help yourself to as much fresh minced garlic, sliced red chilli, and chopped spring onions as you wish, and drizzle black vinegar to taste.
The fresh, sharp flavours of these, and the acidity of the vinegar, help to cut through the viscous, thick lor mee gravy so it doesn’t get too jelak.
At this popular Hougang lor mee stall, you get to pick your noodles: choose from thick yellow Hokkien noodles, thin, and thick bee hoon. You could get a mix of these too.
What makes this bowl of lor mee even more popular is the generous serving of liao in each bowl. There’s ngoh hiang, AKA five spice rolls, bean sprouts, shredded duck meat, braised egg, and slices of fish cake.
Address: 105 Hougang Avenue 1, #02-51, Hougang Hainanese Village Centre, Singapore 530105
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3:30pm
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee is not a halal-certified eatery
Photos taken by Tan Zi Hui.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg