Crispy Pork Lard : 宏茂橋鮮蛤炒粿條 Fried Kway Teow


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If Fried Hokkien Mei, i mean Mee, had a brother, it would have to be Fried Kway Teow. These two dishes are Singaporean classics; the quintessence of hawker food-romance. When i think of either one of the dishes, i’d naturally think of the other. Perhaps it’s because hawkers tend to sell the two dishes together. Ironically, i haven’t really found a stall that can prepare outstanding renditions of both these dishes. Perhaps focus is the key? When they devote their attention and heart into perfecting one dish, the results can’t compare to what you find in air-conditioned food courts, where the typical “local delights” stall always attempts to serve a variety of dishes. That’s what i find so cool about hawkers. They’re masters of their own trades; specialists in their particular dishes.

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I would have to say that AMK Fried Kway Teow is a stall that specialises in the ‘wet’ version Fried Kway Teow. By ‘wet’ i mean the kind of consistency that deserves a good slurp! For $3, i think it’s a rather generous plate of Fried Kway Teow. Although ‘wet’, i can still taste the charred flavour from the frying. And of course, the cockles pack a sweet crunch as they’re added last before served. As always, i find it very old-school when the hawker makes the final scoop of the Fried Kway Teow from the wok to the plate. The strands of Kway Teow haplessly dangling by the edge of the plate is a reminder that your plate of Fried Kway Teow was freshly scooped out of the wok!

And i forgot to mention! The pork lard in the Fried Kway Teow was really crunchy! I’m surprised how it kept it’s crispness despite being submerged in the ‘wet’ Kway Teow.

Overall, it’s a pretty good plate of Fried Kway Teow! I’m wondering why i didn’t find a lot of people qeueing up for it!

 

 

Address: Ang Mo Kio Market & Food Centre, Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #28

Opening Hours: 11:30am to 8pm

Prices:

  • Fried Kway Teow – $3

Rating: 4.5/5

 

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