Tyre Cafe – They Sell Hin Hwa Mee Sua
We have more and more interesting cafes in Singapore. At the newly renovated Wilkie Edge, there is a restaurant called “Tyre Cafe”. No no, most of the dishes here are not related to tyres. In fact, this tyre cafe’s specialty dish is Hin Hwa Mee Sua ($6.90).
The boss of the cafe, Kevin, is a Hin Hwa. His grandfather cooked Hin Hwa Mee Sua and they will usually eat this early in the morning on the first day of lunar new year because the noodles are very long, signifying longevity.
The Hin Hwa mee sua are much thicker than the usual mee sua. Kevin said, it is very difficult to get this type of noodles in Singapore. He got his noodles from a 70 year old uncle who imports the noodles in. A bowl of Hin Hwa Mee Sua is very filling. The soup is clear chicken soup. Fried eggs, mushrooms, seaweeds and peanuts are a must to top off the dish. Of course there are fried shallots to go with it.
Inspired by the typical Kong Ba Bun, Tyre Burger ($2.20) replaces the pork belly with teriyaki chicken or beef. We had the beef tyre burger, it was tender.
Besides the usual prawns, cockles, thick beehoon, slices of fish cake and sprinkle of laksa leaves, their Nonya Laksa ($5.90 with prawns) is of a much fragrant coconut based gravy. Abit too spicy for me and their cockles are fully cooked.
I enjoyed their Teriyaki Chicken ($7.90). It has flavourful teriyaki, rice, fruits and chilled tofu.
The concept of this eatery is about sports cars, with big-sized posters of Lamborghini, Ferrari and other sports cars plaster on the wall.Its tables is made of inflated big tyres.
Like I said, there is no exact link between the food and the name of the restaurant, except for the tyre tables you see in the photo. I was actually hoping they have a more extensive menu or introduce a few more Hin Hwa dishes.
Address: #01-16, Wilkie Edge, Selegie Road,
Tel: +65 6365 3366
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm, closed on Sunday