While Bak Chor Mee is loved across the island, Little India is one of the last places I would expect to find a large bowl of these noodles. Noodles in a cafe on Veerasamy Road is the Mui Siong minced meat noodles, which prepare bowl after bowl of awesome Bak Chor Mee!
Bak Chor Mee in Little India
Justin opened this stand with his sisters. They learned their mother’s skills. Mui Siong was the name of the initial dropout when their mother started. Mui represents the plum while Ziong represents the pine. These trees are strong and do not fade for four seasons. Therefore, their mother hopes that the brand will remain strong.
When placing my order, I was told there was a 15-20 minute wait for my noodles. It showed me that Mui Siong has a loyal following, despite its relatively obscure location. If so many people are ready to wait for this bowl of noodles on a Tuesday morning, Mui Siong must do something good! I ordered Medium Bak Chor Mee and Fishball Noodles (both $ 4).
The key to a bowl of large Bak Chor Mee lies in its sauce. An unbalanced sauce can ruin the dish. The tasty sauce of Mui Siong is enlivened by the chili sauce and lightened by the acidity of black vinegar. Crispy pork lard oil also added richness and sweetness to the sauce.
Many Bak Chor Mee stalls tend to overcook their ingredients, resulting in hard, dry pieces of pork, so I was very happy to find tender and soft pieces of pork in Mui Siong’s soup! Pork liver is particularly difficult to cook well, but Mui Siong’s pork liver was soft and creamy and a delight to bite.
Mui Siong Little India Singapore also sells a special pork ball ($ 0.7 each, 3 for $ 2), which I just couldn’t resist. The meatball was soft and tender, with a surprise hidden inside! At the heart of each meatball is special minced meat that was full of flavor!
The Fishball Noodles had a generous portion of fishballs, with my average order having 6-7 fishballs. The fishballs were inflatable and had not been fishy at all. The soup tasted cleaner and lighter compared to Bak Chor Mee soup, probably due to the lack of sweetness that the pork brings. That being said, the two soups were still spectacular, containing a lot more flavor than the soup from your regular noodle shop. Even though it was hot, I couldn’t help but drink a spoonful after a spoonful of soup!
This is one of the best Bak Chor Mee’s I have had, and I would definitely stay there again if I am in the area. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of Bak Chor Mee in Little India Singapore, head to this place or the other outlet in Bukit Merah!
- MUI SIONG MINCED MEAT NOODLES
- Address: Block 638 Veerasamy Road, Singapore 200638
- Phone: 9114 3731
- Opening Hours: 7.30am to 2.30pm daily. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuiSiong/