Sheng Yi Fa Lor Mee – The Revival Of Delicious Traditional Lor Mee!
The owners of Sheng Yi Fa Lor Mee, Mr Yao and his wife, manned the stall (which was previously located at Clementi) for more than a decade before Mr Yao decided to retire due to health issues. Fortunately, Mr Yao’s son, Thomas, took interest in the business and decided to open a new stall, with a friend, at West Coast Drive. Even though Mr Yao and his wife have retired, you can still see them at the West Coast outlet supervising Thomas.
Each bowl of lor mee costs $4. You can add extra ingredients for a dollar. We got two bowls – one regular, and one with added ingredients. There really is a stark difference in the amount of ingredients between the $4 and $5 lor mee. Don’t forget to top up 70 cents for an extra egg! Patrons can also choose from thick flat yellow noodles, kway teow or bee hoon for their lor mee. Having tried both the yellow noodles and kway teow, I prefer the former as it is able to soak up the gravy better.
Mr Yao blends a variety of herbs, such as luo han guo, to concoct the thick and flavourful gravy. The gravy contains a generous amount of ingredients – egg white, fish bits, ngoh xiang, lor bak, fried you tiao pieces and fried chicken pieces. Their fried dumplings, lor bak and ngoh xiang are all made in house. The ingredients remain crispy and fragrant despite having been soaked in the thick gravy for awhile.
A good amount of pork and water chestnuts lie in the core of the savoury fried dumpling. The ngoh xiang is equally flavourful, and pairs excellently with the viscous gravy. Again, you’ll find bits of chestnuts in the ngoh xiang which give it a subtle sweetness. The you tiao bits are highly addictive – each piece crunchy and savoury. “We enhance the taste of the you tiao by mixing in our homemade mix”, explains Thomas.
Every bite carries different textures and flavours, which makes their lor mee very very satisfying! Try slurping the lor mee with their homemade chilli, which has a pleasant charred taste. For all those serious garlic lovers out there, go crazy on their garlic, like I did, and you won’t be disappointed.
Sheng Yi Fa serves up bowls of lor mee that truly embodies the taste of tradition. Every aspect of the lor mee was just perfect. My only complaint is that the stall is located in a pretty remote corner in the western part of Singapore. Still, I’ll definitely be back for their lor mee!
Sheng Yi Fa Lor Mee
Address: Blk 443 Clementi Ave 3, Singapore 120443
Phone: 9222 6615
Opening Hours: 7am to 2pm, closed on Mondays
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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