Char Kway Teow/Fried Kway Teow is the perennial favourite hawker food of Lao Beng. However, this artery clogging hawker dish is an unhealthy food thus in order not to feel guilty, one must only eat the best or at least one of the best.
That said, Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee located in Hong Lim Food Centre is one of Lao Beng’s favourite char kway teow stall in Singapore.
I can remember eating at this stall at various timings of the day be it for breakfast,brunch,lunch and tea break as their opening hours are from 6.00am till 4.00pm.
This time round, I came at around 11.15am and there was already a healthy crowd. You can almost always see a perpetual queue for their fried kway teow mee be it during peak or non peak timings.
A standard order will be $3.00 and you have the option to top up $1.00 for extra cockles as well as an additional egg for $0.50. If you are feeling hungry, you can always request for a bigger portion at $4.00 which I sometimes will do when I am extremely hungry (i.e. did not have breakfast).
As usual, the auntie took down my order for a standard plate of Fried Kway Teow with chilli and cockles to be fully cooked. The uncle will usually cook one big batch of kway teow before cooking individual order accordingly to the instructions given by the auntie.
The char kway teow was very oily. Its moistness, sweetness and fragrance are characteristics that enveloped your senses when you first put them in your mouth.
I loved the crunch given by the bean sprouts, the juicy cockles and especially the generous servings of crispy pork lard that make this dish so sinfully delicious.
Needless to say, I wiped out the whole plate.
Lao Beng’s Verdict
Eat only the best char kway teow that is worth your time exercising away the 744 calories and Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee is definitely one of the best in Singapore.
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday : 6.00am – 4.00pm
(Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays)
Hong Lim Food Centre
531A Upper Cross Street