9 Seafood White Bee Hoon in Singapore That Foodies Love
By Mu Qin & Maureen
Seafood white bee hoon shot to fame after a coffee shop in Sembawang a couple years ago. Enhanced with shellfish such as “la la” (clams) and crayfish, as well as, prawns, it sounds like a simple dish, but the stock makes or breaks this dish. Riding on this trend, hawkers have set up stalls, specifically specializing in seafood white bee hoon. We bring you 8 seafood white bee hoon places from all parts of Singapore that foodies flock to.
Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
At the east of Singapore, Woon Woon Pek Beehoon offers only White Bee Hoon, accompanied with various seafood. There are standard offerings and you have the option of adding on la la, crayfish, sliced fish, flower crab or prawn at an additional cost. White Bee Hoon here comes in three sizes – small, medium and large. We had the small portion of La La Prawn White Bee Hoon ($6) which came with very generous toppings of fried pork lard. The broth is light, yet very flavourful, with a hint of sweetness from the vegetables and the seafood was fresh.
Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
Address: #01-52, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Blk 2, Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm. Closed on Mondays.
Jin Hock Seafood
Jin Hock Seafood is popular zi char stall among East-siders. Although White Bee Hoon is supposedly their signature dish, you won’t notice it on their signboards or any related food pictures. There are four different sizes and we went for the $9 portion (medium, perhaps). Out of all the seafood white bee hoon we’ve tried, this is the only one that came with plenty of sliced cuttlefish, adding a layer of texture to the super moist white bee hoon here. There are truckloads of eggs, and a few prawns and we enjoyed the white bee hoon that was well-infused with flavours from the broth.
Jin Hock Seafood
Address: #01-131, Blk 844, Tampines Street 82, Singapore 520844
Opening Hours: 1pm to 12midnight daily.
XIAN Seafood White Bee Hoon
Owner of Cafe De Hong Kong, Mr Francis Mak, opens XIAN Seafood White Bee Hoon in a Ubi coffeeshop together with two other partners. They first quick fry the bee hoon to give it a little smokiness and set aside. Made using old mother hen and pork ribs, the light milky broth is cooked with fresh seafood and bee hoon. Crayfish is sliced into half to absorb the essence from the broth as well as to release the crustacean flavour. We had the crayfish white bee hoon which ones in three different sizes – $15, $20, or $25. They also have la la white bee hoon or flower crab bee hoon. Oh ya, those pork lard… so generous!
Xian 鲜 Seafood La La Beehoon
Address: Block 304 Ubi Ave 1 #01-103, Singapore 400304
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
East Seafood White Meehoon
Most stalls at the hawker centre were closed in the evening but it’s hard to miss East Seafood as the queue only stops when they’re sold out. The bee hoon are first wok-charred before being braised in the seafood stock. We had La La and Prawn White Meehoon ($8) and felt that the stock lacked flavours as they cut down on salt and soya sauce. The noodles were soft while the lala and prawns were fresh but it would’ve fared better if the stock was thicker and richer. Good news for fans of East Seafood as they have just opened a branch in Ang Mo Kio in July, as well as, another in Hougang in August.
72 小厨之家 White Bee Hoon
Hidden in yet another centralized estate in Ang Mo Kio lies this moist and palatable white bee hoon. The $5 portion comes with generous servings of sliced pork, sliced fish, prawns and la la. The fresh seafood enhanced the sweetness of the broth, which already tasted a little eggy. This is no doubt a comforting plate of noodles, especially on rainy days. We were also ecstatic to find chunky cubes of pork lard which made the entire package more aromatic.
72小厨之家 White Bee Hoon
Address: #01-86, Blk 628, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Market and Food Centre, Singapore 560628
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm daily.
Sunny Seafood is a hawker stall that specializes only in serving up good-tasting white bee hoon. We had the medium size portion ($4.50), served with fried fish fillet, prawns, squid, eggs and vegetables. On the whole, this white bee hoon was light, not greasy and well-balanced in flavour. The ingredients were fresh and we enjoyed the savoury and tender fried fish fillet. However, we felt it could’ve been better if the noodles were softer and soaked up more of the tasty stock.
Address: #01-69, Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.
This is another hawker stall selling “Zi Char” in a coffee shop that West-siders frequent. We believe that their white bee hoon is a dish that is added onto their menu at a later time after they started business. The La La White Beehoon ($6) only has one standard size. Served with plenty of fresh la la, the dish had sufficient moist and flavours. The soft noodles were simmered to a perfect timing as it arrived well-soaked with the richness of the broth. One portion is only enough to fill the stomach of one man. 吃家 Kitchen should consider serving their delectable white bee hoon in different sizes to cater to different groups of diners.
Address: Blk 420A Clementi Avenue 1, #01-07, Stall No. 8, Singapore 121420
Mobile: 9788 2229
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily.
You Huak aka White Restaurant
Up North, lies the originator of all white bee hoon(s) in Singapore, which has now expanded their business from their humble start-up in Sembawang. They have outlets in Punggol, Sun Plaza and Toa Payoh. So, what’s the secret to their superb white bee hoon? Firstly, the noodles are full of flavour! Squeeze some lime onto it, mix well and you get mouthfuls of really tasty white bee hoon! Secondly, the broth is very rich and thick which whets your appetite for more. Thirdly, their generosity with their ingredients gives a really good impression and stirs up your appetite upon being served on your table. There are prawns, squid, egg and vegetables all soaked up nicely in the stock. There are three sizes, small ($4.50), medium ($8) and large ($12). Find out more here.
Address: 22 Jalan Tampang, Singapore 758966
Phone: 6257 2002
Opening Hours: Thu-Tue 11.30am to 10.30pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Xing Lou Seafood White Bee Hoon
Riding on this trend is Food Opera’s latest addition – Xing Lou Seafood White Bee Hoon. Enhanced with shellfish such as “la la” (clams), prawns and crayfish. The talented Malaysian chef from Xing Lou Seafood White Bee Hoon first wok-charred the vermicelli before braising it with seafood and pork ribs broth. One appeal is the stall front, with an ice bed mount of crayfish and scallops. They are committed to using only the freshest catches ferried into Singapore daily from Endau, a Malaysian fishing port. The all-important stock comes easy on salt with no MSG, so you taste the subtle richness of the seafood. A single portion of white bee hoon with prawns and clams starts from $6.90, and you can add crayfish for $8 or scallops for $4.
Address: #B4-03 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm daily
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.