Serangoon Garden might be reputed for having some of the best affordable hawker food and seafood zi char in Singapore, but one hawker gem nestled in Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre sets itself apart from the rest: Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle. A humble bak chor mee stall that first started out at Eunos, owner Mr Lee has been tossing noodles for more than 36 years and they have relocated to Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre.
The friendly Mr Lee would also flip and toss the noodles, performing antics to entice the customers.
Our favourite was the Minced Meat Noodles Soup (S$5); it came in a cloudy robust broth chock full of liver, seaweed, pork meat slices, minced meat, big chunks of braised mushroom and yellow mee kia. The flavourful soup was packed full of umami with a slight hint of pepper. It also had a sweet aftertaste. The noodles were very Q, and we enjoyed slurping it together with the broth.
The Minced Meat Noodles Dry (S$5) was equally good. Without the soup, the al dente noodles were still rich in flavour and had a toothsome bite. The noodles were well-coated in a savoury dressing; the sauce is a homemade concoction of soy sauce and chilli. The spice really packs a punch and added a new dimension of flavour. The plump shiitake mushrooms also added sweetness to the dish.
With its tasty ingredients and ambrosial soup, Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle lives up to its name as one of the best bak chor mee stalls in Singapore.
Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle
49A Serangoon Garden Way
#01-36 Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
Tel: +65 8439 0434
Tues to Sat: 7:30am – 1:30pm
(Closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Nearest Station: Serangoon