Punggol Noodles – Mouthwatering Meatballs and Slurp-Worthy Bar Chor Mee
It’s not easy being a hawker. Long hours, strenuous preparation, etc. Also, when everyone seems to be going for Michelin-starred or Bib Gourmand options, lesser known stalls might find it difficult to stay afloat. Competition is very stiff, especially when it comes to bar chor mee. Options are aplenty and many are really good. Residing in Hainanese Village, Punggol Noodles specializes in bar chor mee and is run by a very friendly couple. Punggol Noodles has been around here for over 7 years. The uncle cooks the noodles with just one hand, as he has lost his other in an industrial accident back in the day. However, he doesn’t let it hinder him and still dishes out oodles of noodles at a pretty fast pace. Punggol Noodles retained its name even after relocating from Punggol, to allow their loyal patrons to recognize them and find them.
I didn’t get a chance to speak to the couple because there was a long queue of diners waiting to order behind me. I guess I might have to return another day to speak to them. We didn’t know what to expect so we got their signature Punggol Noodles ($3), Minced Pork Noodles ($3.50) and a bowl of their Meatball Soup ($2). The lady boss told us that different noodles have different ingredients despite it sounding similar. For a total of $8.50, I had a splendid breakfast.
Their signature punggol noodles sees your choice of noodles topped with minced meat, fishcake slices and braised mushrooms. What I liked was the generous serving of fried pork lard and noodles. For $3, I thought it was really good value for money. They were really generous with the bar chor too, and I loved how the meat bits had a nice bite and good flavor. The chili-coated noodles were also pretty filling. I would have loved for more vinegar though.
The minced pork noodles features a tasty slab of Teochew-styled minced meat sitting atop a pile of noodles. Fried sole fish is embedded in the minced meat, and it adds an extra layer of texture and saltiness to the dish. Topped with braised mushrooms and vegetables, this version was more interesting than the signature punggol noodles.
The star of the meal was definitely the meatball soup! For only $2, we got 6 handmade meatballs in a bowl of lightly-flavored soup. The meatballs were simply amazing. Expect bouncy and mouthwatering meatballs which will complement any and every noodle dish that you might want to order. This bowl of meatball soup is a must-try and an add-on that you cannot afford to miss out on.
This is one bar chor mee stall that is worth checking out if you’re in the vicinity. Let us know what you think of it!
Address: 105 Hougang Avenue 1, Hainanese Village Centre, #02-24, Singapore 530105
Opening Hours: 730am to 130pm daily. Closed on Monday.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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