Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle – The Famous BCM Stall is now in Punggol!
While we were writing about 7 Relaxing Cafés in Punggol for an Enjoyable Weekend, we were desperately trying to find some good hawker food to feature as well. However, friends who are living in Punggol basically shook their head, so we gave up on the idea. Last week, after publishing 27 Bak Chor Mee Singaporeans Love, my friend Martin dropped me a text and recommended to try Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle. And guess what? It’s in Punggol!
Located in a coffeeshop in Sumang Link, Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle is no stranger to many. Uncle Lim learnt the skills from his grandfather who used to have a pushcart stall in Boat Quay. He then started selling it in 1984, at Blk 226B Ang Mo Kio for 10 years, before moving to other places (including Defu, Chevron House, Singapore Shopping Centre, Bukit Batok). Finally, when the lease at Bukit Batok was up, they moved to Punggol.
Pork slices and liver pieces are soft and the reasonably al dente noodles are dressed in a generous sauce, together with chilli, vinegar. lard and soya sauce. I wish their chilli sauce was more spicy and I felt that the braised mushrooms could do with more stewing. However, they have only been opened for 10 days when I visited, so there may be some teething issues. Compared to the other bak chor mees I’ve had, the noodles here are on the softer side, but are not overcooked, as they still have a decent bite to them.
What’s special is their handmade Teochew fishballs, meatballs and dumplings which they make in-house daily. Made with yellowtail fish, the fish balls and meat balls are huge and bouncy. The Teochew dumplings are excellent as the meat fillings were so tasty! If I am in Punggol, I don’t mind coming here for another bowl of BCM.
Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle 柴船头正宗潮州香菇肉脞面
Address: Blk 312 Sumang Link, Singapore 822312
Opening Hours: 6.30am to 7pm (daily for now)