Bak Chor Mee proves to be one of my most frequent hawker food in year 2016. I am sure a lot of you out there love eating Bak Chor Mee and would always choose this option when you simply cannot decide what else to eat in a hawker centre.
So, here was Lao Beng in Kovan Market and Food Centre queuing for bak chor mee at Chun Fu Fishball Minced Meat Noodle, Laksa stall (春福鱼圆肉脞面,叻沙). This stall is right beside another bak chor mee stall that I usually frequent – Fa Ji Minced Meat Fishball Noodle
The queue was long but service was efficient; those who queued in front of me either ordered bak chor mee or laksa. Their signboard indicates that they also offer curry chicken noodle as well as fishball vermicelli soup and fishball/vegeball soup. When it was my turn, I ordered a large ($4.50) bak chor mee kia with chilli.
Laden with generous bits of pork lard, minced meat, slices of fish cake and braised mushrooms, Chun Fu’s bak chor mee however, does not include pork liver as one of their ingredients.
The noodle was pretty springy, the sauce and chilli combined to give the noodle a beautiful tangy-spicy taste.
Three fishballs, three meatballs and a special vegeball in a big bowl but soup was only filled to the point that partially submerged the various balls.
The vegeball tasted pretty nice. It was chewy but not too hard and lovely flavours echoed in every bite.
Lao Beng’s Verdict
This is a good alternative to Fa Ji Minced Meat Fishball Noodle and the two stalls are just adjacent to each other. In fact, I have been noticing that the queues for these two stalls are always consistently the same which basically tells you that both are on par with each other.
Chun Fu Fishball Minced Meat Noodle, Laksa (春福鱼圆肉脞面,叻沙)
Kovan Market and Food Centre
209 Hougang Street 21
Nearest MRT: Kovan (NEL- North East Line)