Original Serangoon Road Fried Hokkien Mee

Whilst most of my posts seem to be about restaurants, that is certainly not what eating out in Singapore is all about. The Hawker centre or food court is an integral part of dining, if not life itself in Singapore, offering a multitude of great eating opportunities for very little expense and maximum taste. Whilst the majority of dining options in Little India where I live, are unsurprisingly Indian, there are a few other places of note amongst which the Original Serangoon Road Fried Hokkien Mee is one of my favourites. Hokkien Mee means literally Noodles cooked in the Hokkien style and was introduced to Singapore by Chinese immigrants from Fujian Province in Southern China. A combination of egg and rice noodles are stir fried in lard ( not appealing sounding but surely why they taste so good!) with prawns, sliced squid and sometimes chicken or pork strips although those are not a component of the Serangoon Road version which is solely seafood and is garnished with sambal and a small lime. The stall itself is unassuming enough, located next to a couple of other stalls I am yet to try and across the road from an Otak otak vendor which I am also looking forward to trying soon. Locals gather there not just to eat but to catch up with friends and regulars and watch TV and it is always bustling and lively when I go there. For less than $10 you can get a large ice cold Tiger beer and a generous portion of mee which is undeniably good value.

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