When I was planning for a one-day hawker food trail with my friend, she said that we have to try the famous Toa Payoh Hokkien Mee at Lorong 1 food center (near Braddell Mrt station). To be frank, I wasn’t very convinced initially. But it has been quite some time since I last had a good plate of hokkien mee, and I guessed there wasn’t any harm in trying. Our first stop of the hawker food trail – Tian Tian Lai (Come Daily) Hokkiee Mee.
It is no secret that I am a super big fan of the Singapore Hokkien Mee. If you ask me, I’d think that it’s a shame that our Hokkien prawn noodle isn’t as well represented as the other Singapore dishes like our signature chili crabs or chicken rice.
There was a period of time when I actually had Hokkien Mee during lunch consecutively for a week (or maybe longer). But yeah, that’s how obsessed I am when it comes to the fried prawn noodles.
The Hokkien mee ($4) was wet and slippery, and acquired a distinct taste from the pork lard. It was done just the way I like it. With a squeeze of the lime and the mix of the spicy-yet-not-choking sambal chili, this is a plate of hokkien mee that I can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you like your hokkien mee wet and moist, I’m sure you will agree with me that Tian Tian Lai is one of the best Hokkien Mee in Singapore.
Am I crazy to go all the way to Toa Payoh for the hokkien mee? Yes. Will I do it again? Definitely! Having gone all the way to Toa Payoh for Long House Popiah previously, and now Tian Tian Lai Prawn Mee, can someone please recommend me the other good hawker food that’s worth a try in Toa Payoh so that I can try all of them the next time round?
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Tian Tian Lai Hokkien Mee
Blk 127 #02-27 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Food Centre
Tue – Sun: 9.30am to 2.30pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Tel: +65 6251 8542