Rong Fa (Mui Siong) Minced Meat Noodles, Bukit Merah: Go for the pork liver soup, skip the mee

While doing my research on Mui Siong minced meat noodles, several stalls and different locations popped up. Stay with me as the legacy might get a bit confusing. The one I’m reviewing in this article is specifically Rong Fa (Mui Siong 榮發梅松) Minced meat noodles, which is located in MADDOX canteen in the industrial estate of Bukit Merah. They were previously at Redhill but have since relocated.

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Rong Fa (Mui Siong) is a sister offshoot of Jin Xi Lai (Mui Siong) at Veerasamy Road which also has a synonymously named franchise in Tampines and most recently another branch is opening at Bukit Timah. Long story short, the original Mui Siong was opened in the 1970s by their mother Teo Yan Leng at Rochor Centre, but she has since handed over the reins to her children, and the original no longer exists.

Jin Xi Lai is operated by the brother Justin, while Rong Fa is operated by sisters Jennifer and Jasmine. Both brands have the same origins and heritage of Mui Siong.

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First off, access to this industrial area is not exactly the most public transport-friendly. You’d probably need a car or you could take a 15-minute walk from Redhill MRT.

There is another canteen around the same block but specifically, you need to find MADDOX canteen, which has a couple of other interesting food stalls as well in case you are not in the mood for their famous liver or bak chor mee. But why travel all the way here if you’re not?

What I tried

What every Mui Siong stall is known for, is its pig’s liver. I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of pig’s liver but I know the characteristics of a well-cooked one. It also helps that I brought along a companion who actually enjoys pig’s liver.

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At Rong Fa, the Mui Siong Pig’s Liver comes in dry or soup and starts from S$5.50 for the smallest portion.

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The first bowl ordered was the pig’s liver soup. That was for the liver fanatic. For myself, I had the Mui Siong Bak Chor Mee (S$4.50) which had mee pok and also came with a massive bowl of soup with various pork delights, including liver. In addition, I threw in special pork balls just to turn things up a notch for a couple of dollars more.

The soup was amazing with such a rich depth. You could ask for it without liver, but that just takes away the selling point of Mui Siong. Liver enhances the soup to such a degree, that it’s irreplaceable. The special pork balls were a great addition also, and I had no regrets. Absolutely mind-blowing, heart-warming soup that goes above and beyond the usual bak chor mee stalls in Singapore.

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Moving on to the pork liver, each piece was massive. Having such a thick cut also prevents it from overcooking easily and Rong Fa (Mui Siong) surely delivered with their pink centred liver. They’ve got the liver cooking technique nailed down perfectly. It is absurd bang for buck with the amount of liver overload that comes with one order of the pig’s liver soup.

rong fa mui siong bak chor mee

The low point of the meal, however, was the noodles. Compared to the soup, the noodles are pretty bland and seemed to lack all manners of flavours. Neither soy sauce, vinegar nor pork lard can be teased from this bowl of lacklustre yellow disappointment. The mee pok was a huge ‘meh‘.

Final thoughts 

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Go for the pork liver soup, and only the pork liver soup. You could try the dry version, but the soup is a highlight. Definitely skip the noodles which ironically should have been the default item for any bak chor mee stall. Or if you’d like to mix it up, get a bowl of soup with liver and pork balls, lean meat and minced pork. I wanted to try the handmade fishball noodles but they were sold out.

At Rong Fa (Mui Siong), the soup and liver is an absolute gem and will leave liver fans raving. Due to the obscure location hidden amongst industrial buildings, the queue here is a lot shorter than the other Mui Siong branded outlets, and that might prove a good thing for fans.

Expected damage: S$4.50 – S$6 per pax

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Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodles

1002 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-3752, Maddox Canteen, Singapore 159456

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Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodles

1002 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-3752, Maddox Canteen, Singapore 159456

Operating Hours: 7.30am - 2pm (Thu - Mon), Closed on Tue & Wed

Operating Hours: 7.30am - 2pm (Thu - Mon), Closed on Tue & Wed

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