Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is awarded Bib Gourmand Award in the MICHELIN GUIDE SINGAPORE 2018 selection. It is well-known in the food community and seems like everyone is raving about it. I made my way to the stall located at Hong Lim Food Centre, Chinatown early in the morning to check it out.I was there around 7.30am and the hawker centre is not packed with people. This is also partly because we are still in Phase 2 of Covid-19 and government is encouraging people to work from home. The stall has only one dish priced at S$4.00 per plate. Customers can opt to add on cockles for S$2.00 or egg at S$0.50.We ordered 2 plates with spicy flavour and extra egg. Total fee was S$9.00 (S$4.50 per plate). Since it is early morning and no queues are formed, we got our orders served within 10minutes.
The plate of char kway teow with crispy pork lard, bean sprouts, cockles and extra eggs looks appetising from its appearance. It is said that a good char kway teow can be judged by its ‘wok hei’ aka the charred taste brought about by cooking just the right portion over just the right temperature. But my friend and I personally feel that it lacks of ‘wok hei’ and the flavours are not as strong as the ones we had back in Malaysia. The taste is alright with nice moist and ingredients and generous serving of cockles. Overall, the dish still tastes better than others I tried in Singapore but I will not queue for it.
P/S: It is not cooked by the owner, Mr Ng Chin Chye as I don’t see him around.
If you are interested to try and lazy to queue during peak hours, you can try to book queuing service through Klook.
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow
Address: Blk531A Upper Cross Street
#02-17 Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
Operating Hours: 6:00AM – 3:30PM (Closed on Sunday)