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10 Best Lor Mee Stalls To Visit In Singapore

October 6, 2016

Written by Zac L

Lor Mee is not one of the more internationally renowned Singaporean dishes to date, but Singaporeans do love this Hokkien dish of flavour-packed, sticky gravy and springy broad noodles. Traditionally, fried fish bits were added to Lor Mee, but now many stalls replace it with fried batter instead.

It is a dish that looks deceivingly simple to prepare, but most fans will agree that very few stalls cook it right.

Lor Mee lovers like myself will also feel that it is hardly raved about and that it feels like a niche Singaporean dish at times. The dish deserves so much more attention in my opinion, and so here comes a list of stalls that you will want to visit if you desire Lor Mee that packs a massive punch.

10. Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee

lorong-ah-soo-lor-mee

Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee is a stall that’s been highly lauded by many other media as well. This stall is recommended for those who prefer their lor mee to have a stronger flavour. The gravy here is a little on the salty side but many people swear by this bowl of Lor Mee. The ingredients also come in rather generous portions for this bowl of Lor Mee!

There is an assortment of ingredients used like shredded duck and ngor hiang, while generous amounts of garlic and vinegar are added for that powerful punch in the gravy.

Price: $3 onwards

Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee: #02-51 Hainanese Village Centre, Blk 105 Hougang Ave 1 Singapore 530105

9. Feng Zhen Lor Mee

A hot favorite located in the West, Feng Zhen has been satisfying countless customers with their delightful recipe. The gravy here is spectacular and the Lor Mee comes with crispy fried meatballs. They also serve fried prawn rolls that make an excellent side for this Singaporean favorite.

Price: $3 onwards

Feng Zhen Lor Mee: #03-146 3 Yung Sheng Road, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre Singapore 618495

8. Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee

Yuan Chun Lor Mee Amoy Street

Amoy Street Food Center houses some of the all time favorites in terms of hawker food. Being one of the “star” stalls, Yuan Chun serves hundreds of bowls of Lor Mee daily to its many hungry customers. While standards have been reportedly falling over the years, this stall still ranks high up the list if you are looking for a thick, delicious bowl of Lor Mee around the CBD area.

Price: $3 onwards

Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee: #02-79 Amoy Street Food Center, 7 Maxwell Road Singapore 069111

7. Fu Hui Wanton Mee & Lor Mee

Fu Hui Wanton Mee & Lor Mee is located at a nondescript small coffee shop within the HDB estate in Bishan. Despite this, the stall sees long queues of customers that are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the Lor Mee here.

While most people order the $3 portion, I always go for the $5 portion as it gets me another bowl of fried fish with it. Those who love crispy battered fish to go with the Lor Mee, Fu Hui is the one for you.

Price: $3 onwards

Fu Hui Wanton Mee & Lor Mee: #01-161 Block 150A Bishan Street 11 (Inside Rong Fa Eating House)

6. Soon Lee Lor Mee

Soon Lee Lor Mee

A stall with decades of experience, Soon Lee serves Lor Mee that customers have been raving about. The Lor Mee gravy here is a major highlight with its fragrant well-braised pork flavor and once the garlic and vinegar is added, your taste buds will thank you. It is almost as though one can taste all the years of effort that has been put in to perfect the recipe.

Price: $3 onwards

Soon Lee Lor Mee: #01-07 Block 79 Circuit Road Singapore 370079 | Opening hours: Wed – Sun 12pm – 9pm | Facebook

5. 178 Lor Mee

178 Lor Mee is one of the gems found at the landmark Tiong Bahru Market. One of the highlights of this stall is that they offer a version with shark meat instead of the traditional fish. Expect a load of crispiness with the Lor Mee from this stall too. One of my favorite parts of this dish is the crispy batter that goes perfectly with the gravy. Simply heavenly!

Price: $3 onwards

178 Lor Mee: 30 Seng Poh Road #02-23 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre Singapore 168898 | Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7am – 8pm

4. Tiong Bahru Lor Mee (Old Airport Road)

Tiong Bahru Lor Mee 1

This other well-loved Lor Mee stall in the Old Airport Road Food Center does not disappoint. This stall prides itself with having more than 50 years of experience, and trust me, you can definitely taste it. The gravy is my favorite part of this stall’s Lor mee.

A well-balanced thick gravy that harmonises the taste of spices, garlic, and other secret ingredients is sure to make you slurp down this bowl of goodness.

Price: $3 onwards

Tiong Bahru Lor Mee: #01-124 51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Food Center Singapore 390051 | Opening hours: Sat – Thu 9am – 3pm | Facebook

3. Zhi Xiang Special Lor Mee

Zhi Xiang Special Lor Mee Toa Payoh

Arriving at Zhi Xiang Special Lor Mee, one of the first things that might catch your attention is a sign that says “No MSG”. For hawker food, that is certainly rare and is a key factor to draw in crowds of health conscious customers, as long as the food tastes great too. There is no need to worry about the latter as this stall serves up a mean bowl of Lor Mee.

One twist here is that you get fried shredded yam with the noodles instead of the usual fried fish. For those that love the crispy texture of fried yam with the soft and slightly chewy insides, you will love this version of Lor Mee.

Price: $3 onwards

Zhi Xiang Special Lor Mee: #01-49 Block 93 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Singapore 310093 | Opening hours: 7am – 4pm Daily

2. Hai Tang Lor Mee

For those living closer to the West, Hai Tang Lor Mee is probably one of the best you get. The thick, gooey gravy tantalizes your taste buds, and immediately tells you of the long hours of preparation it has gone through from stall’s perfected recipe.

Expected damage: $3 onwards

Hai Tang Lor Mee: $02-14 Mei Chin Road Market, 159 Mei Chin Road Singapore 140159

1. Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee

Queuing for food is often dubbed as Singapore’s favorite national pastime. Many would already heard of Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee located at the Old Airport Food Center, known for attracting long queues that can be spotted even from the main road.

Huge portions of ingredients and the thick, five-spice braised sauce are just the start of the many reasons people love the famous Lor Mee here. I can never get enough of the Lor Mee here (I get the $6 portion every time). Do check on their Facebook page before eating here as their opening hours are irregular at times.

Expected damage: $4 onwards

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee: 51 Old Airport Road #01-116, Singapore 390000 | Tel: +65 93822238 | Facebook


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