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Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok Tah
By Alfred May 4, 2009
Readers' Rating
9.33
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Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok Tah
Fast Facts
Food:
Mee Pok Tah (鱼丸面)
Type:
Chinese Cuisine
Setting:
Coffee Shop
Price Range:
S$1 - S$5
Rating Range:
6 to 6.9
Location:
Bedok (勿洛)
Food Centre:
Simpang Bedok Food Centre
Recommended For:
Breakfast Lunch
Reviewed by:
Alfred

Fishballs mixed with mee pok and tossed with some chili sauce, does it sound boring to you? Well I’m not a fan of fishballs and so just mee pok and chili sauce alone does sound boring to me.

But the good thing is some mee pok sellers have far more imagination and fantasies with additional ingredients such as prawns, minced pork or meatballs. Wait, do I hear readers thumping away on their drums in protest? Well you are right that it’s uncommon but at least I know that this mee pok stall at Jalan Simpang Bedok does.

Now for those mee pok tah diehards, I’m sure you would have heard of the famous Jalan Tua Kong mee pok. Problem is there are so many branches so how do we know which one is original? Well of course we don’t need an albert einstein to check out Jalan Tua Kong at Eunos area which obviously is the origin of this brand of mee pok right?

I’ve tried 3 Jalan Tua Kong mee pok stalls(Jalan Tua Kong and 2 in Simpang Bedok) and the truth is they all have very different and distinct taste of their own.

For example, the one in Jalan Tua Kong is really good for it’s soup version. The soup has this fantastic taste of minced, garlic oil and pork lard, so well concocted that I think it’s really in it’s own class and no others I’ve tried had came close.

The other 2 in Simpang Bedok is only popular for it’s dried version as you can see it when you’re there that most customers go for the dried version simply because they’ve got a kickass chili sauce.

Now there are a few more stalls of the Jalan Tua Kong brand mee pok I heard and that all of them are infact relatives. Well the one I always frequent is the one at Simpang Bedok near to the carpark entry.

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If you want to know how good is their business, at lunch time they have 4-5 helpers who collect bowls and take your order. They even have 1 just sitting there cutting the chili and nothing more! Well the longest waiting time for me there is almost an hour and the shortest is 5 mins(that’s a fluke).

Another good reason why this stall is special is because most of their ingredients used are really fresh and hence delicious. For example, the prawns they used are not really those kind that had been boiled in the soup until flavourless(if you know what i mean).

The minced pork isn’t exactly only pork minces but are actually quite well marinated. So there you go, that’s 2 items that you can hardly find in the normal mee pok stall. But I have a complain though, it is quite a small portion for $3 and often I have to get the $4 and if you were to sit near to the stall you would realise that $5 orders is a common sight.

Well I’ve only ever been there in peak hours like lunch on weekdays or breakfast on weekends so I’m not exactly sure the queue is due to the peak or people really loves eating their mee pok but from my mee pok experiences, it clearly can rub shoulders with the very best.

Price: $3 onwards

Recommendation: $4 version

Conclusion: Mee Pok Tah with very fresh ingredients and power chili sauce. The fact they’re willing to use fresh ingredients means they are one of my top 3 interms of authenticity.

Likes: Fresh ingredients.

Dislikes: Portion is very small even for $4 version.

Address Overall Rating

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Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Fish Ball Noodles
308 Bedok Road
Bedok Shopping Centre
Tel: 9678 1621


Food:
8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Value:
7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

Service:
6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 

Ambience:
6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 

Cleanliness:
6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 

Overall:
6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

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Readers' Comment(s) : 7
Lim Boon Tiong says:

me too… never a fan of fishball mee pok tah.
I will buy from any other store at the hawker or kopi tiam instead of fishball noodle. as what you mentioned, it sounds boring to me.
usually the fishball mee pok tah is very oily and the lack of other ingredients make it worst. I have yet to taste one that is good and never heard of this Jalan Tua Kong stall before. Why is it that all the 3 stalls are located at the east side? why dont they open a stall at Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh or Bishan ? :)

The only time i crave for fishball noodle is when I am not feeling well and no appetite for oily or fried food. i would want to try the soup version at the original Jalan Tua Kong stall one day.

Posted May 4, 2009
Alfred says:

Yup, fishballs are really one of the most boring food. Nowadays we see the standard factory made fishballs as compared to in the past hawkers make it themselves. I know of one fishball noodles in Whampoa still make their own fishball. Will visit it soon and write on it!

Posted May 5, 2009
Jasmine says:

LOL.. Infact fishball noodle is one of my selected food for lunch :P
I usually had my fishball noodle lunch at Jurong East St 13 and the stall name is “Thousand Fish Balls” Noodle.
My fav fishball noodle stall is at Pearl’s Centre market. The stall name state “Teochew Fish Ball” something like that.

Posted May 5, 2009
Alfred says:

Ok must try that pearl centre one! is it famous for its fried or souped version?

Posted May 5, 2009
Jasmine says:

Hi Alfred, I have no idea whether the stall is famous for dried or souped version but I guess it must be the fishballs that call the shots! I usually order dried “you mee” and it is when I can “rate” whether the noodle is cooked well or not. I like my you mee to “QQ” and have slight tinge of black vinegar. :)

Posted May 7, 2009
michelle says:

i think this is ah lim. not lau lim. Nowadays lau lim doesnt taste nice at all compared to ah lim. It seems like all customer patronise ah lim more than lau lim due to their standard of food and workers attitude.

Posted January 19, 2010
Alfred says:

Ok, anyway its all the lim family’s business. I heard there are 2 at jalan tuakong. I have eaten at the wrong stall at jalan tuakong recently I was told.

Posted January 27, 2010
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