He Xing Ban Mian Zhi Jia – Handmade Noodles & Xing Hua Bee Hoon!
It’s uncommon to find hawker stalls selling Xing Hua cuisine. Usually, you can only find Xing Hua delicacies in restaurants. Recently, we stumbled upon a hawker stall that specialises in Xing Hua cuisine! Located in Sims Vista Market & Food Centre. He Xing Ban Mian Zhi Jia sells Xing Hua-style bee hoon, as well as handmade noodles.
When I ran a search online, I noticed that many people visited the stall for their Xing Hua Bee Hoon ($4). I decided to try the Xing Hua Rice Cake ($4), instead of the bee hoon, as it is a rare find in a hawker setting.
The owners shared with us that even though they make their noodles themselves, they don’t have the capability to make the rice cakes. Even though the rice cakes are not made in-house, they were chewy, and springy. For $4, the dish came with a generous portion of “liao”. Sitting on top of the rice cakes were a few pieces of prawns and clams, which were fresh and sweet. Although the signboard showed pieces of meat in the dish, I couldn’t find any in mine. Did uncle forget to add it in?
I particularly enjoyed the chup which was salty, aromatic and a little sweet. The sauce coated each piece of rice cake evenly, and there was never a bland mouthful. If you’re a fan of spicy food, don’t forget to pour in the chilli mixture!
When I arrived at around 3pm, the stall owner was churning out pieces of dough. I was glad to be able to witness him passing sheets of dough through a machine. Its heartwarming to see stalls still making their own noodles, even though it is so much more convenient to purchase ready-made ones.
The mee hoon kueh pieces were chewy, and had a firm bite. Although the broth was a little bland, I didn’t think much of it as I know that Xing Hua cuisine is usually lighter in flavour. Nevertheless, the taste of the broth grew on me. It had a pleasant aroma of Chinese wine, which flavoured the broth even more.
I enjoyed the food at He Xing Ban Mian Zhi Jia, especially the Xing Hua rice cakes. The prices are really affordable, don’t you think? If you’re in the vicinity, why not pop by for lunch?
He Xing Ban Mian Zhi Jia
Address: #01-45 Sims Vista Market & Food Centre, 49 Sims Place, Singapore 380049
Opening Hours: Sundays to Fridays: 8am to 8pm, closed on Saturdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.