The Place Growing up in this neighbourhood, Opal Crescent may sound unfamiliar to many but this small road nestled between Bendemeer Food Centre and Potong Pasir MRT station is the location of one of the busiest coffeeshop, day and night. In the day, the most active and popular stall is MacPherson Minced Meat Noodles, while in the evening the whole coffeeshop becomes a Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat venue. I’m a Bak Chor Mee person today.
MacPherson Minced Meat Noodles is one of my favourite to go for Minced Meat Noodles, better known as Bak Chor Mee. The stall is managed by an elderly couple, and I like it for the fact that it is quite easy to find a table in this coffeeshop. Waiting time differs, which can be anything from 15 to 30 minutes. Heading early on a weekend morning is always a safe bet.
The Food The Minced Meat Noodles starts from S$5, or you can also go for the Fishball Noodles (from S$4). My recommendation is to go for the Minced Meat Noodles which is what the stall is all about.
I had Mee Pok dry, which is tossed in generous sauce and cooked to a nice al dente texture. The noodle taste is flavourful, while the minced pork is quite tender. Even though it is quite a different style to other stalls like Tai Wah Pork Noodles as it is not characterised by a strong vinegar flavour, the overall taste and texture of the noodles is on point. I am also quite a fan of the soup here, which I shamelessly ask for a refill from the obliging uncle.
Rants If you are in the mood to have a variety of food for breakfast or lunch, there is only this noodles stall as an option in the coffeeshop during the day.
Will I Return Again? Without a doubt, it is a convenient spot for me to satisfy my Bak Chor Mee craving.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Macpherson Minced Meat Noodle
1 Opal Crescent
Monday to Sunday: 7am to 2pm
Closed on Tuesday
Ranted by The Ranter