Ngoh Hiang Prawn Cracker at Choa Chu Kang 302 Foodhouse
Hawker stalls selling ngoh hiang are pretty common in Singapore. If the past, you could probably see hawkers making their own ngoh hiang, but now most them got it from suppliers so what stall owners have to do is to deep fry them and serve with bee hoon and chilli. Because it is such an easy business, the bee hoon, in my opinion, becomes the one that makes or breaks the entire dish.
A few weeks ago, I was trying to find a good makan place in Choa Chu Kang and my kind friends Edward and Alvin recommended me to try the ngoh hiang behind Choa Chu Kang interchange. Adding to that, Mu Qin also mentioned the same ngoh hiang stall that she would sometimes drop by for supper. Living in Ang Mo Kio since birth, Choa Chu Kang is like a total stranger to me (I don’t even recall when is the last time I have been to Lot One).
So we arrived at the coffeeshop at Blk 302 Choa Chu Kang. It was a busy coffeeshop with the ngoh hiang stall located at the corner. In the morning, the stall sells economic bee hoon. By noon, they are converted into ngoh hiang prawn cracker. Even though we arrived a while after they opened for the day, we could already see some tables enjoying their ngoh hiang.
Doing this for 20 years, the owner is a man with few words. He quietly fries the items and chops them up into small pieces. The variety is pretty huge, not only can you find tau kwa, meat rolls, sausages, fish balls, century eggs etc, there is even fried chicken wings. While most of the items are ordinary, I though the ngoh hiang was tasty and well marinated with five spice power which let the ingredients shine through. The bee hoon was sufficiently moist and manages to hit all the right spots! Prawn fritters were also a popular item here.
It’s hard to find a ngoh hiang bee hoon stall that opens till late but when we stumbled upon this really yummy stall, we were ecstatic! Supper, anyone?
Choa Chu Kang 302 Foodhouse Ngoh Hiang Bee Hoon
Address: #01-719, 302 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Singapore 680302
Opening Hours: 1pm to 12midnight daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.