Bak Chor Mee can be literally translated from the Teochew dialect to mean minced meat and noodles. The dish was originally a soup dish consisting of minced pork in broth served with mee pok (flat egg noodles) or mee kia (thin egg noodles). The dry version of the dish was later introduced to meet the demands of consumers. It consists of noodles tossed in vinegar, pork lard, as well as chill. A small bowl of soup is also usually served on the side.
However, it is worth noting that this uniquely Singaporean dish is often a cause of debate among friends, with each one expressing that their favourite Bak Chor Mee Stall is the best Bak Chor Mee in Singapore. So today, we end all debates (or spark new ones). We will look at the 10 best bak chor mee stalls in Singapore!
- Power-packed chilli
- Generous portions
- Affordable prices
Jalan Tua Kong Ah Lim Mee Pok is a bak chor mee stall in Singapore that is widely raved about over social media. The noodles that are served by this stall are also cooked perfectly: it is not too hard or soft. The sauces that are mixed into the noodles give the bowl an overall balance that makes you want more.
The bowl of noodles is topped with many side dishes such as fishballs, fishcakes, and some pieces of meat. For higher-priced options, you get more of the same ingredients as well as additional toppings like prawns.
To many of its customers, the star of this dish is the chilli that is extremely powerful. As a spice lover, the normal amount of chilli that they put into their noodles is already quite spicy! So, take caution and do not ask for too much chilli thinking that it would be mild like other stalls! Although it is spicy, it is also extremely rich and flavourful. It also gives the dish a great kick and kicks up the flavours by a notch.
It is also worth noting that even when you take away this dish to have it at home at a later time, the noodles did not lump together and still tasted great.
|Address||306 Bedok Road, Singapore 469466|
|Contact Information||6241 0201|
|Business Hours||7 PM to 5 PM, Daily|
- 1 Michelin Star Bak Chor Mee In Singapore
- Fresh ingredients
- Cooked to order
If we go back to 5 to 10 years ago, we would never expect a humble bak chor mee stall in Singapore to be awarded a 1 Michelin Star. In fact, the owner of Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle himself is surprised. Because of this, you would have to expect to queue for at least an hour before you can get your hands on this bowl of noodles.
But if you do queue for it, what you get is a delightful bowl of al dente springy noodles tossed in a savoury and vinegary sauce. The bowl is filled with tender pork and liver slices, minced pork, dumplings, as well as some fried sole fish.
Prices start from $6, and the more you pay the more ingredients you will be served. One great advice that many customers will tell you is that you should head down early and try as much as possible to bee the “dabao” queue: people who order 10 over packets per order! All in all, this stall serves a quality bowl of noodles and definitely deserves the recognition and awards that it is getting.
|Address||466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, Singapore 190466|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 9.30 AM – 9 PM|
- Close to 50 years of experience
- Al dente noodles
- Generous portion
58 Minced Meat Noodle has close to 50 years of experience to hone its skills so as to be able to produce a perfect bowl of bak chor mee that it does today. Each bowl sports a generous portion of al dente noodles and ingredients such as pork slices, pork liver, as well as braised mushrooms.
Unlike many other bak chor mee stalls in Singapore, 58 Minced Meat Noodle is known to be spicy and savoury, and less vinegary. So, if you are a vinegar lover, do not hesitate to ask them to add more vinegar into your bowl just for you.
Since it was established about 50 years ago, the brand has expanded its business to open more outlets across Singapore. Most recently, they also opened an outlet at Suntec City! So, for those of you who are working or living near there, you are in luck! Grab a bowl of these delicious noodles for lunch if you can.
|Address||Main: 3 Yung Seng Road, #03-150 Taman Jurong Food Centre|
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|Contact Information||8245 8975|
|Business Hours||9 AM to 2 PM, Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays|
- Close to 40 years of experience
- Very flavourful
- Other noodles available
Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee is located at Serangoon Garden Way and has been running for close to 40 years. The popular stall gets very crowded during lunchtime, and because each bowl is made upon order, you may have to wait for a while before you can get a taste of this noodles.
With prices starting from $5, you can choose between the dry or soup version. With both versions, you get a generous portion of noodles topped with fresh and high-quality ingredients. One of the stars of the dish is its braised mushrooms, which the stall owners have carefully braised for more than 4 hours. This results in a flavourful mushroom that adds a great kick to the whole dish in general!
Aside from bak chor mee, the stall also serves up Fish Maw Noodle Dry or Soup ($11, $13), Pork Rib Noodles ($5, $6) and Fish Maw Soup ($11, $13). These other dishes are also very popular among its customers so be sure not to miss them out.
|Address||49A Serangoon Garden Way, #01-36, Singapore 555945|
|Contact Information||8439 0434|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Saturday: 7.30 AM – 1.30 PM|
- Over 28 years of experience
- Springy and bouncy noodles
- Generous toppings
The owner of Ah Hoe Mee Pok is Eric Chia, who has been in the F&B industry for over 28 years. This bowl of bak chor mee is well-liked by many and is also reminiscent of a bowl that you would get from the past: it is simple yet extremely flavourful. The noodles are also QQ: Springy and bouncy. It is also doused in a good amount of sauce, which adds to the overall enjoyment of this bowl.
The signature meepok costs $6 and is generously topped with various ingredients such as prawn, minced meat, and canned abalone slices. It is, therefore, quite a value-for-money bowl of noodles. The soup that is served with the noodles is cooked with both pork bones and prawns, resulting in a sweet and savoury flavour that is very tasty.
The stall is only open from morning till 2 PM, so be sure to head down early to avoid disappointment!
|Address||Food Loft Coffee Shop, 501 W Coast Drive|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 6.30 AM – 2 PM|
- Listed in Singapore’s Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate”
Ah Seng Bak Chor Mee is located at Albert Centre Market & Food Centre and is listed in Singapore’s own Michelin Guide with a Michelin Plate. This popular stall offers affordable bowls of bak chor mee, with prices starting at just $3. If you are looking for even cheaper options, the stall also sells Fish Ball Kway Teow that is available in dry or soup versions. This dish is priced only at $2.50 onwards!
For Ah Seng’s Bak Chor Mee, the $3 bowl comes with assorted meatballs and fish cake, minced meat as well as stewed mushrooms. Coupled with this ingredient is the generous portion of noodles that are perfectly cooked and doused in a savoury sauce. Many customers love the meatballs so much that they add additional amounts of it into their bowl for $1 each.
|Address||270 Queen Street, #01-77 Albert Centre Market & Food Centre, Singapore 180270|
|Contact Information||8399 0220|
|Business Hours||Monday – Friday, Sunday: 7.30 AM – 5 PM|
- Nostalgic taste
- Fresh ingredients
Located in Toa Payoh, Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles is probably one of the most popular bak chor mee stalls in the area. It is so popular that the owners have installed a buzzer system so that customers do not have to stand to wait for their noodles.
In their bowl of noodles, you will get a generous portion of noodles topped with minced pork, lean pork slices, liver as well as braised mushrooms. Many customers love that the bowl of noodles served by this stall is very nostalgic and also that it is kept simple. While keeping the bowl of noodles simple, the flavours are able to shine through!
If you are interested in trying this nostalgic bowl of noodles, be sure to get there early, especially if you have a specific preference for a noodle type. This is because their mee pok and mee kia often sells out really quickly!
|Address||Lor 4 Toa Payoh #01-611, Block 73, Singapore 310073|
|Contact Information||9620 2074|
|Business Hours||Monday, Thursday – Sunday: 8 AM – 3 PM|
8. Sixties Chaozhou Traditional Minced Pork Noodles
- Old school flavours
- Punch of vinegar
- Able to add on ingredients like prawns
Another bak chor mee stall that serves up old school flavours is Sixties Chaozhou Traditional Minced Pork Noodles. Located at the Tiong Bahru area, this stall is also known as the “No Signboard Bak Chor Mee”. You can also easily recognize it by the snaking queue that forms right outside the stall front.
The noodles are decked in a delicious sauce that is very vinegary, so if you are not a fan of the sour vinegar taste, you should tell the owners to lay off the vinegar! The old school bowl of noodles is springy as well as well textured. It is served with soft braised mushrooms, dumplings, as well as dried sole fish. You can also have the option to add on other delightful ingredients like prawns that are freshly picked from the nearby Tiong Bahru Market.
|Address||Tiong Bahru, 71 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 160071|
|Business Hours||Monday -Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: 8 AM – 1 PM|
- Headed by Japanese chef
- Special mee pok with miso flavour
- Japanese style char siew
Li Yuan Mee Pok is headed by a Japanese Chef named Naoji Kuribara. Interestingly, he was an ex-business partner of the owner of Ah Hoe Mee Pok, which was earlier featured in this list. Menu items of this stall include a mix of traditional and modern food options such as Japanese Fusion Mee Pok, Special Mee Pok, Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle, Crayfish Mee Pok, and Meat Ball Soup.
Uniquely, the noodles served at Li Yuan Mee Pok has a hint of miso flavour that you will not be able to find elsewhere in Singapore. You can also choose to add on some Japanese-style char siew that are tender, fatty, and the perfect match for a bowl of bak chor mee.
|Address||710 Clementi West Street 2, Singapore 120710|
|Contact Information||8742 6540|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 7 AM – 3 PM|
- Tender pork slices
- Al dente noodles
Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles was originally situated in Opal Cresent. The stall has since moved to Woodlands, and many of its supporters have followed them through this shift. The bowl of noodles is very well-balanced, with the perfect proportion of chilli and vinegar to take the flavour profile up a notch.
The al dente noodles are topped with a generous serving of braised mushrooms that almost cover the whole bowl. On top of that, you get pork slices that are tender and do not have the porky smell that many people detest. If this is not enough for you, you can choose to add on the stall’s signature fish cake as a side.
|Address||Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre, 4 Woodlands Street 12 #01-18 Singapore 738623|
|Business Hours||7.30 AM – 2 PM, Daily|
Singaporeans love their food, especially local hawker food such as Bak Chor Mee. Hopefully, you managed to find your favourite Bak Chor Mee stall on this list. Otherwise, perhaps it is time for you to try out other stalls to see if they deserve a special spot in your heart as the best Bak Chor Mee stall in Singapore!
After a weekend of indulging in Bak Chor Mee, perhaps you can hunt down a different dish next! Check out our guide to the best fish head curry in Singapore!
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