My first meal of 2013: Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim


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I welcomed the new year in probably one of the most boring way this year- sleeping through it. It was suppose to be an epic sleepover party at my friend’s palce, but what really happened was that we ushered in the new year with card games and a pet dog. So it was a good bye to 2012 and hello to 2013 !

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I can’t exactly remember what i had for my last meal for 2012; must have been a pretty lacklustre one. Fortunately, i kick-started 2013 with a relatively good bowl of Bak Chor Mee from Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim. Most people were still in bed after a night’s worth of celebration, and for those who were awake, finding breakfast when most stalls were closed proved a challenge. So when i saw a relatively large crowd consisting of mostly groups of friends and families at Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim, it could have meant only two things; either there was no where else to have breakfast, or the place was a good place to have breakfast.

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The wait for our bowls of Bak Chor Mee to arrive was quite a long one. And sometimes, such anticipation can lead to customers casting doubts on the quality of the food. I’ve always felt that service and quality of food compliments each other. Should either one take a slip, the other one had better make up for it. After a long wait, our Bak Chor Mee arrived and they looked …ordinary. The first thought that came to my mind – all the wait for this? Haha

As ordinary as it looked, it was a pretty decent bowl of Bak Chor Mee. The mee pok noodles were ideal in thickness, and not over cooked such that it retained that springy texture. The toppings were very typical; pork slices, fishballs, fishcake, fried pork lard.

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What i enjoyed about the Bak Chor Mee was that everything about it was just right. From the amount of chilli sauce, to the amount of toppings, overall they added up to what i’d call the ideal bowl of Bak Chor Mee. It seemed simple, and it was. But that’s what made it so familiar and good.

 

 

Address: 306, 308 Bedok Road, Simpang Bedok

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 5pm

Prices:

  • Bak Chor Mee – $3.50

Rating: 4.7/5

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