The East is undoubtedly one of the best places in Singapore for foodies to check out, whether it is for a quick meet up with friends for lunch or for some late-night supper. One noteworthy name in the area is Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok, which is famous for their irresistible bowls of mee pok.
However, a number of similar stalls selling mee pok have been popping up around the Jalan Tua Kong area, claiming that they are the original brand, with one of them being Ah Lim Jalan Tua Kong. So, are they truly the real people behind the name?
Their Dry Mee Pok came with a generous helping of noodles that were topped with a heap of minced meat, fishballs and fishcakes. We appreciate how the noodles were decently springy with a good bite.
However, what truly stood out for us was the chilli, which packed a mighty punch and enhanced the various components of the dish without being too overwhelming.
Their soup version paled slightly in comparison to the dry rendition as their soup was on the bland side and could use a little more seasoning. We recommend adding a little chilli to spice up the soup. However, the dish was laden with plenty of ingredients such as fishballs, minced meat, fishcake and lard which made up for the lack of flavour.
62 Joo Chiat Place
Daily: 6.30am – 10.45pm
Nearest Station: Eunos