Hokkien Mee in Singapore
A few weeks ago, I attended a discussion on the ultimate Singaporean dish. My immediate answer was Hokkien Mee. Unlike chicken rice which had its origins on Hainan Island, Hokkien Mee was born on Rochor Road, where fishermen would fry up noodles with the leftover catch of the day. It’s also an insanely delicious dish, and I have yet to meet anyone who’d disagree. To celebrate this glorious dish, we’ve compiled a selection of 10 of the best Hokkien Mee stalls in Singapore.
1.Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
This is the where that claypot Hokkien Mee that haunts your instagram feed and dreams is from. Kim Keat actually offers both the wet and dry versions of the dish with the clay pot containing a savoury broth and the dry one wrapped in opeh leaves. If you need another reason to visit, the stall is actually run by an ex-convict who has made quite a name for himself with his delicious noodles!
Opening Hours: 1115am – 10pm (Closed Tue)
Address: Blk 92 Toa Payoh Lor 4, #01-264, Singapore 310092
2. Tian Tian Lai Hokkien Mee
The stall name literally translates to “everyday come hokkien mee”, and frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if some people really do come on a regular basis. Many have argued that this is actually the best Hokkien Mee in Singapore, and the lines every day can certainly attest to that! The style of Hokkien may do here errs on the “wet” side. Lovers of pork will be glad to know this stall is particularly generous with lard and pork strips.
Opening Hours: Tues-Sat: 9am – 8pm (Closed on Mondays), Sun 9am to 2.30pm
Address: Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #02-27 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Food Centre
3. Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
Nam Sing serves a dry style of the dish and uses thin bee hoon noodles instead. The result is a dry but extremely tasty plate of Hokkien Mee. The balance of ingredients is excellent and lends the stock a slight sweetness. You’ll want to get there early though, the stall tends to sell out rather quickly.
Opening Hours: 7am till Sold Out
Address: Blk 51 Old Airport Road,#01-32, Singapore 390051
4. Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee
Despite its name, the stall is located in East Coast Road. It’s actually called Geylang Lorong 29 Hokkien Mee because it’s run by the same family as the one in Lorong 29. The noticeable difference of this stall is the use of charcoal to cook the noodles. It lends a nice char and wok hei to the noodles that has had customers lining up year after year.
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm (Closed Mon)
Address: 396 East Coast Road, Singapore 428994
5. Ah Hock Hokkien Mee
Another Hokkien Mee of the dry variety, Ah Hock Hokkien mee has pleased the fans of Chomp Chomp for years! He also used thin bee hoon noodles and is similar to Nam Sing in Old Airport Road.
Opening Hours: 530pm to 12am (Closed Alt Tue)
Address: 20 Kensington Park Road, #01-27, Singapore 557269
6. Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodle
This gooey plate of deliciousness is cooked by a hawker in his mid-twenties, hence the name. The eggs in the noodles here are littered and fried generously which lends the dish its winning taste and earned this young man well deserved respect from the old Hokkien Mee masters.
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm daily, closed on Monday
Address: Block 153 Serangoon North Avenue 1, Singapore 551153
7. Hainan Hokkien Mee
One of the best versions of dry Hokkien Mee around, the stock is allowed to fully simmer down for maximum flavour infusion. It takes time though so be prepared to wait for your plate at this immensely popular stall.
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Closed Fri)
Address: 505 Beach Road, #B1-32, Singapore 199583
8. Swee Guan Hokkien Mee
The OG and the actual Geylang Lorong 29 Hokkien Mee. Like their spin off stall in East Coast, it’s been run by the same family since the 60s. The noodles here are also cooked the same way, with a charcoal fire and a tasty char. If you’re looking for more eats around Geylang, check out our Geylang guide!
Opening Hours: 5-11pm Daily
Address: 549 Geylang Road (Lorong 29), Singapore 389504
9. Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles
This stall shares the same space as the infamous Punggol Nasi Lemak so you’ll be stuffed if you just cannot pass up good food. The noodles here are also dry and while it may lack in wok hei sometimes, it more than makes up for it with the generous amount of seafood it’s topped with.
Opening Hours: Daily: 5pm to 3am
Address: 965 Upper Serangoon Road
10. Soon Kee Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle
The de facto place for Hokkien Mee in the west is Soon Kee. The noodles here are fried expertly to achieve an almost neutral state. It’s not as dry as the dry ones on the list, and neither is it as wet as some of the others on the list. It’s worth a try if you’re in the west!
Edit: We were informed that the original owners have changed, and it may not be as amazing as before!
Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm (Closed Mon)
Address: Blk 155 Bukit Batok Street 11, #01-322, Singapore 650155
May the best Hokkien Mee win
There’s our list for the top 10 Hokkien Mee stalls in Singapore. Let us know in the comments if you think we missed out any!