Economic Fried Bee Hoon (经济米粉) is a dish that can be eaten at any time of the day. However, this dish is more popular amongst the local breakfast goers, as they get to have a carb-filled meal to start their day.
Even though this dish can be commonly found, I’ve created a list of places which serves the fried bee hoon that’s great for breakfast
With my stomach empty every morning, I was ready to take on 10 economic bee hoon places in Singapore for breakfast.
1. Richton Kitchen (福城美食)
I may be biased but I’m starting with my favourite economic bee hoon store. Richton Kitchen (福城美食) is located under an HDB block at Pasir Ris, which makes it convenient for breakfast if you stay in the area.
Unlike the usual bee hoon stalls, you won’t get your noodles immediately upon order. Richton Kitchen deep fries their ingredients after you order, which makes their ingredients extra crispy on the outside but still juicy on the inside.
Fried with garlic for flavour, the Bee Hoon (S$1) tasted so good that I didn’t even need extra ingredients. The bee hoon also wasn’t too dry nor too moist; it was just right.
Not only does Richton Kitchen serve bee hoon, they also started serving up a small menu of zi char dishes available in the early afternoon.
Richton Kitchen (福城美食): Blk 476A Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-600, Singapore 511476 | Tel: +65 9388 9150/+65 6581 5807 | Opening Hours: 7am – 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
2. Yon Yan Fried Chicken Wings (永焱)
Some might find Yon Yan Fried Chicken Wings 永焱 very familiar, as it was made popular a few years ago when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was spotted queuing up for their chicken wings.
The Chicken Wings (S$1.50) are so popular that people would queue for up to 30 minutes, so be prepared to wait.
Yon Yan is also known for their affordable Bee Hoon (S$0.60) that’s neither too wet nor dry. Their bee hoon was cut up, so you can eat it quickly and neatly.
Yon Yan only serves four other side dishes: 5 Spiced Roll (S$1/piece), Fish Cake (S$0.60/piece), Sausage (S$1/piece) and Luncheon Meat (S$0.50/piece). Together with the fragrant bee hoon, the simple ingredients are a good breakfast choice.
Yon Yan Fried Chicken Wings (永焱): Blk 726, Clementi West Street 2, #01-191, West Coast Market Square, Singapore 120726 | Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm & 5pm – 8.30pm (Tue – Sat), Closed on Mon & Sun | Facebook
3. Holland V Fried Bee Hoon (荷蘭村炒米粉)
Holland Village is a popular destination for both local youths and foreigners, because of its shopping and dining districts. One of their most affordable dining locations is Holland V Fried Bee Hoon (荷蘭村炒米粉) which serves the traditional economic bee hoon.
Unlike the bee hoon stall at Yon Yan, the bee hoon at Holland V Fried Bee Hoon was not cut into smaller strands, so it could get messy.
The bee hoon was so fragrant that extra ingredients were not needed. However, it was slightly too dry which made it difficult to eat.
They open early in the morning, so you can grab a plate for breakfast if you’re in the area.
Holland V Fried Bee Hoon (荷蘭村炒米粉): 1 Lor Mambong, #01-11, Holland Village Food Centre, Singapore 277700 | Tel: +65 9363 4589 | Opening Hours: 6.30am – 1.30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon
4. Economical Bee Hoon
Start setting your alarms, because Economical Bee Hoon in Bukit Batok starts serving their dishes from 4.30am until they’re sold out. Being an early bird has its advantages: by 7.30am, all their chicken wings are usually sold out.
One thing that made the stall stand out is that they pre-marinate their bee hoon, so that they can cook it faster. For those who prefer their noodles soft, this is the stall for you. Don’t worry though, they are not as oily compared to other stalls.
Economical Bee Hoon: 359 Bukit Batok Street 21, #01-401, Meng Soon Huat Coffee Shop, Singapore 650359 | Opening Hours: 4.30am – sold out (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon
5. Bai Li Xiang Economic Bee Hoon (百里香经济米粉)
For NTU students who need a morning pick-me-up after pulling an all-nighter, Bai Li Xiang Economic Bee Hoon 百里香经济米粉 (also known as Ah Lian Bee Hoon) is the perfect place.
Those staying in Jurong are in for a treat as they are popular for their wide range of side dishes so their loyal customers are never bored.
Bai Li Xiang’s bee hoon is cooked with minced garlic and bean sprouts, infusing the dish with a sweet and savoury aroma so that ingredients are rarely needed. Nevertheless, with the addition of ingredients, the bee hoon tasted even better.
Their most popular side dish is the Chicken Wings. Although their batter was deep fried until crispy, the chicken meat inside retained its juiciness and tenderness.
Bai Li Xiang Economic Bee Hoon (百里香经济米粉): 651 Jurong West Street 63, 179 Kopitiam, Singapore 648310 | Tel: +65 6791 3800 | Opening Hours: 10pm – 5.30am (Daily)
6. Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon (合利经济米粉•椰浆饭)
When I Googled “best fried bee hoon in Singapore“, the stall Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon 合利经济米粉•椰浆饭 keeps popping up. There are many different Hup Lee stalls in Singapore, and they constantly bring in queues.
I headed over to the Hup Lee stall located at the centre of Bedok Interchange for a quick breakfast.
Hup Lee’s Fried Bee Hoon (S$1) may be known as one of the most fragrant bee hoon dishes, yet it’s also the oiliest in Singapore. I tried their bee hoon with three different ingredients for S$4.50. Even though the dish was fragrant, I didn’t enjoy them as much as the bee hoon strands were tough as if slightly undercooked.
Their chicken wing was one of the best that I’ve ever had. Not only was the batter deep fried till crispy, the meat within was also infused with a garlicky aroma.
Psst, the best Hup Lee is located at Chong Pang, give it a try!
Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon: 207 New Upper Changi Road, #01-47, Bedok Interchange Food Centre, Singapore 460207 | Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm (Daily)
7. Yip Economic Bee Hoon (業记经济米粉)
Taxi drivers in Singapore are not just experts at navigating the roads, they’re also known to be food gurus. And you can find taxis everywhere in the carpark of Yip Economic Bee Hoon 業记经济米粉 at Bukit Merah, which just shows what a gem this place is.
The bee hoon here is affordable, and they’re generous with their servings. They serve up a mountain of bee hoon along with the ingredients, all for less than S$2.
Yip Economic Bee Hoon is also known for cooking traditional ingredients with a twist. For example, they soak the luncheon meat into beaten eggs before frying.
If you’re broke and can’t decide what to eat, head over to Yip for an affordable breakfast.
Yip Economic Bee Hoon (業记经济米粉): 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-33, Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, Singapore 151115 | Opening Hours: 6am – 12noon (Daily)
8. 327 Fried Bee Hoon (327 炒米粉)
Located within a hawker centre at Hougang, 327 Fried Bee Hoon (327 炒米粉) starts serving their noodles as early as 5am.
Their bee hoon was cooked to perfection; every strand of it was springy and not too dry with a garlicky fragrance.
Most popular bee hoon stalls are known for their chicken wings. However, at 327 Fried Bee Hoon, their Chicken Thighs (S$1.50) are the ones to die for.
Besides bee hoon, you can also indulge in nasi lemak. The Nasi Lemak (S$2) is a popular dish and it’s known to sell out faster than the bee hoon.
327 Fried Bee Hoon: 327 Hougang Ave 5, #01-156, Singapore 530327 | Tel: +65 9758 2693 | Opening Hours: 5am – 11am (Daily) | Facebook
Now that you know where to go for economic bee hoon in the mornings,you can indulge in this dish and power through your day.