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Fei Lao Seafood Hor Fun – You Die Die Must Try!
By Alfred June 29, 2009
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Fei Lao Seafood Hor Fun – You Die Die Must Try!
Fast Facts
Food:
Hor Fun (河粉)
Type:
Chinese Cuisine
Setting:
Coffee Shop
Price Range:
S$6 - S$10
Rating Range:
7 to 7.9
Location:
Bedok (勿洛)
Food Centre:
N/A
Recommended For:
Dinner
Reviewed by:
Alfred

This is going to be my second post on Fei Lao’s brand of Hor Fun. Well if you wonder why I’m reviewing it again, the reason is because I love this hor fun so much that I am going to really convince those who have not tried this brand of hor fun to actually make time for it.

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Hor Fun is one of those food that I eat frequently during those days when I used to whack supper. When I was doing my national service and having to do duties at night, the occasional supper would always be Hor Fun. When I met up with my kakis at kopitiam to la kopi and needed some food to go along, Hor Fun would be ordered. It is really the kind of food that can hit your umami the hardest for $3 in the middle of the night. So from those many nights of Hor Fun whacking, I’m sure you can roughly guess what my Hor Fun credentials are worth.

Fei Lao’s brand of Hor Fun is undisputably the best Hor Fun for me in the $10 bracket. You didn’t read it wrongly, Fei Lao hor fun will cost you $10. Every single time I ordered, they’ll say this to me “It’ll be $10 a pack you know?”. Of course I know. But for those whose jaws are dropping at seeing the price, you’ll be glad to know that you’re getting quite a bit of seafood for the pack. You get something like 5 really fresh king prawns, about another 5 pieces of sea cucumbers, a few big chinese mushrooms and other common ingredients like squid slices, pork slices and generous amount of Choi Sum. All that with a big portion of fantastically charred(wok hei) hor fun.

The funny thing is eventhough I see it as a marvellous $10 spent, somehow I get the feeling that very few people actually agrees with me. Let me tell you why. I have not a single time saw queues forming at this stall. Not even once I ordered have I needed to wait for more than 10 mins for my hor fun. For those who doesn’t know, they have actually shifted a few times around Bedok area and even gone to Joo Chiat area for a while before they shifted back to Bedok area again this year. Now it ain’t rocket science to guess the reason they’ve moved a few times is because business wasn’t too good at those places they were at.

So with such statistics it always make me wondered why don’t they change their business model and do what everyone else is doing and charge $3 for a plate and take away all those premium ingredients. At least that can attract the common eaters who are not looking to spend beyond the market rate and Fei Lao can at the very least steal a lot of hor fun business near the vicinity. The unfortunate thing is not many people know about Fei Lao hor fun and the business depended heavily upon nostalgia customers like myself.

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Looking at the way Fei Lao Hor Fun defined itself, I would roughly guess that they will forever going to remain a family run business and if you’re living somewhere in the west or anywhere but the east, I can feel your anguish over the need to actually travel all the way here to just have a plate of hor fun even if it can be a very shiok plate. Just like I feel the same when everyone was talking about this particular brand of Nasi Lemak called Fong Seng somewhere in the west. Even if I’m in need of a Nasi Lemak fix, why would I travel all the way to the west? There are so many good ones in the east and I definitely need a better reason to spend those petrol money.

Regardless, even if you’re staying in the west I’m still going to convince you to come all the way here to eat this. The hor fun here is really really excellent in taste and flavour. I would even venture to say that in terms of wok-heiness, no cantonese hor fun I’ve eaten can match this. We all know how good cantonese hor fun can gets right? So now go figure.

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Other than the wok-heiness, the broth that comes with it is really so shiok that if I were to tell you to imagine, then I have to tell you to think superbly wokhei-ed hor fun in the best shark’s fin soup you can find(minus the sharkfin). Now that’s about the best I can describe, you really need to eat it to understand the kind of shiokness level it can be attained.

Fei Lao hor fun has a special place in my heart because it has all the necessary characteristics of a world class Hor Fun. You probably can find a plate to match this taste in some world class restaurant like Tung Lok, I’m not sure. But even if you can find, the price would definitely not be in the $10 bracket. I’m seriously a fan of Cantonese cuisine and if I say no cantonese version of hor fun I’ve eaten can match this then don’t you think that at least once in your lifetime you die die must eat?

Price: $10

Recommendation: Hor Fun eventhough they’re a cze char stall

Conclusion: I don’t think it is easy to get any better than this one. You probably have to pay 3 times more to get just a notch higher.

Likes: The wokheiness and the broth.

Dislikes: Can do without the premium seafood which isn’t a must have ingredients in a plate of terrific hor fun.

Address Overall Rating

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Fei Lao Seafood
Blk 86 Bedok North
St.4 #01-165
Singapore 460086
Business Hours : 11.00am – 2.00pm and 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Tel: 6346 4116
Off:Tuesday


Food:
8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Value:
8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Service:
8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Ambience:
7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

Cleanliness:
7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

Overall:
7.5/10 ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 


Readers' Comment(s) : 10
Lim Boon Tiong says:

wa…… ok ok… die die i must try !!!!

I havent eaten the best HOR FUN in this life… so far.

i think this is going to be the one !!!!

Posted June 29, 2009
Alfred says:

Well there is one in toa payoh i heard also not bad….maybe yu can go recee?

Posted June 30, 2009
Allie says:

Quite near to my place. Will give it a try.

Posted July 2, 2009
Ai li says:

I am a ho fun person. You made me drooling now. How to resist when you said ”die die must eat”

I used to like ho fun at China town years back. I think the exact street is keong siak street??? cant remember the spelling. But i definately remember the ”Kopitiam”. It called TUNG AH.

Posted July 4, 2009
Alfred says:

Wah then you come must eat liao……….Chinatown has a lot excellent cze char I agree.

Posted July 5, 2009
Nita says:

wow…wanna try this hor fun. =)

Posted October 16, 2009
JL says:

Went there for lunch just now…closed on thursday? or moved out?

Posted October 22, 2009
Alfred says:

Yes it’s closed on thursday.

Posted October 25, 2009
Jasmine Tan says:

Patronise this stall on 10th August, Monday and after 10 mins wait then told me “hor fun has ran out” and has to settle for beehoon. ARGHHHHHH!!!

Posted November 24, 2009
Alfred says:

yeah so when you coming again?

Posted December 2, 2009
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