The Place East has the best for food? Yet another discovery of good hawker food in Joo Chiat Place, and it is a Fried Kway Teow stall located at a corner coffeeshop called Dong Cheng Eatery. Joo Chiat Place Fried Kway Teow is not the most famous ones most Singaporeans will think about when it comes to the popular hawker dish as compared to say Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee. A quick glance at the stall front says that it has been established since 1950s, and what I like about the location is how nondescript the coffeeshop is, which also retains an old school charm.
The current owner is a lady boss who took over the reins from her father, and it was a joy to watch the frying action in the big wok after I placed my order.
The coffeeshop is not big, though it is not a very busy one. Other than the Fried Kway Teow, the other main food stall here is a prawn noodle stall called Traditional Joo Chiat Prawn Mee.
The Food Choose from S$4 or S$5, where I had the S$5 portion with a little spiciness. The Fried Kway Teow has an aromatic ‘wok hei’ smell, and has the typical ingredients like sausage, fish cake, cockles and bits of bean sprouts.
My first impression is that it did not taste too greasy, which helps in alleviating the guilt while eating. I like the flavourful profile of the Kway Teow from the dark sauce, and the best part for me is scooping bits of fried egg along with the Kway Teow. Little bits of pork lard also hide within the plate.
Rants Nothing noteworthy to rant about.
Will I Return Again? A relatively under-the-radar stall in the east, I like that the waiting time is minimal which makes it a fuss-free meal option for me. An above average plate of Fried Kway Teow which I will return for.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 2/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Joo Chiat Place Fried Kway Teow
59 Joo Chiat Place
Monday to Sunday: 11am to 8:30pm
Closed on Wednesday
Ranted by The Ranter