Food Review: Teochew Minced Meat Noodle at Sembawang Hills Food Centre | Delicious Bak Chor Mee by ex Michelin Starred Tai Hwa Staff
The Place I am not a frequent patron of Sembawang Hills Food Centre, hence it was an accidental discovery when I decided to have Bak Chor Mee (BCM) during my visit. Being a Teochew myself, I ended up queuing for the Teochew Minced Meat Noodle, a stall which has been around here for a few years run by an elderly couple. Sembawang Hills Food Centre is not huge, and each stall seems to have its own loyal customers. The queue for Teochew Minced Meat Noodle is not long, though you have to be patient as the food is mainly prepared by the uncle himself. One noteworthy mention is that the owner used to work in the One-Michelin Starred Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, though I find it a surprise that the stall is pretty much still under the radar for many BCM lovers.
The Food The cheapest option starts from S$4, though I opted for the S$5 ‘Mee Pok’ instead. For the price, the ingredients are quite generous. You get a few slices or pork lover, decent amount of minced pork and pork slices, meat balls, bits of dried sole fish and dumpling. Oh, and did I not mention crispy bits of pork lard too!
For a good bowl of BCM, the noodles is very important for me, even more so than the minced meats. The noodles here has a very springy texture, with the right dose of vinegar and just a little bit of chilli sauce for me so that it does not mask the noodles flavour itself. I was telling the Rantee that the noodles itself is really good.
Rants Parking can be challenging if you intend to drive.
Will I Return Again? Good Bak Chor Mee is hard to come by, though you can find them it almost every food court of hawker centre in Singapore. This Teochew Minced Meat Noodle in a rather obscure part of Singapore surprises me, and is definitely one which is way above the average standards.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 1/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Teochew Minced Meat Noodle
Hill Food Centre, #01-29
590 Upper Thomson Road
Daily: 6am to 2.30pm
Closed on Fridays
Ranted by The Ranter
Read the review and went down today to try. The uncle had an attitude problem. The bowl of noodles was tasteless. Not worth-ing.
That’s sad to hear! We didn’t encounter any bad service and enjoyed our noodles, maybe just a bad day?
The stall is no more. 😦
Another signboard selling fishball noodles and laksa is up.
Will miss this BCM.
Oh no! We haven’t been back for awhile, will miss this stall.