When it comes to local food, one of our perennial favourites is a messy plate of Hokkien mee. This simple and comforting Singapore classic features a combination of yellow noodles and bee hoon that are tossed with ingredients such as pork, prawns and squid in a rich stock. While Hokkien mee can easily be found in most hawker centres in Singapore, few hawkers can dish out a mean plate of Hokkien mee that ticks off all the correct boxes.
While sussing out some of the best eats at Hougang Hainanese Village Centre, we discovered Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee, a hidden gem that specialises in the wet version of Hokkien mee that is cooked just the way we like it.
Each plate of Hokkien mee here costs S$5 and it comes laden with a generous amount of noodles and ingredients.
What truly makes or breaks a plate of Hokkien mee is its stock and we are pleased to say that the stock here at Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee makes the cut. Packed full of umami, it added plenty of depth and flavour to the dish and was greedily soaked up by the noodles.
The noodles itself were decently wet without being too soggy and had a perfect amount of wok hei.
They use fresh prawns in the dish and albeit small, the prawns were still satisfyingly crunchy and juicy. We also appreciate how the stall owners had patiently peeled off all the prawn shells so that they were easier to eat.
The belachan chilli provided was deliciously pungent and packed a mean punch, pairing well with the savouriness of the Hokkien mee
Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee
104 Hougang Avenue 1
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Kovan