Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee

For quite some time now, I have thought that the char kway teow in Meng Kee in Beo Crescent was far and away the best and my own personal favorite for CKT.

This week, I was finally brought to the famous Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee stall, and boy, was it superb. So much so, that I probably will tie it for first place among the best CKT in Singapore
They originated in the now demolished Outram Park block of HDB flats, where I think I remembered being there when I was very young, though I probably could not have appreciated fare like this then.

Today, they are situated on the second floor of Hong Lim Food Market, and judging from the long queue waiting for this delectable dish, it probably had lost none of its following as well.

Delicious Char Kway Teow

As for the dish itself, it was simply superb. The noodles were slippery smooth and had an amazing texture. The cockles were plenty and the sweet sauce was just delicate enough to flavor the noodles without being too overpowering.

The bits of fried pork lard gave it an intense and aromatic flavor to lift the dish sufficiently without being too greasy. In fact, for a CKT dish, it did not feel oily at all for some reason. Lastly, the garnishes of the bean sprouts just gave it enough crunchiness to bring a variety of textures to the dish.

CKT is something that you either love or hate, and if you belong to the camp of lovers, this place is right up your alley.

Nothing else more needs to be said really. Just go and find out for yourself.

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street
#02-17 Hong Lim Food Centre

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