Bedok Bak Chor Mee is a nice cosy air-conditioned and open-air restaurant located in, not Bedok, but in Clarke Quay area. It is in one of the rows of double storey shophouses near Singapore River region and right smack in an area where you can easily walk to three different MRT stations: City Hall, Clark Quay and Raffles Place.
It may not be located at Bedok but its style may be inspired by the famous Bedok 85 Bak Chor Mee where you can order either soup based or dry version of the dish. For me, my history of eating bak chor mee is always dry version with chilli added, minced meat, braised mushrooms, meatball or fishball and some stores will add fried wantons too but a soup based version, maybe i lived in a cave or something, i never knew it exist till i searched burpple website for the best and affordable bak chor mee.
Then, one of the fridays after work, i decided to head there to try their unique bak chor mee. After checking my google maps, i realized it's just a mere 5 minutes walk from my workplace and directly opposite the famous 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo. Wow, i am feeling so bliss to work at a location where i can access to multiple food havens easily. Even as i walked towards my destination, i am still contemplating whether to try their soup based or just go for the familiar dry version but in the end, i decided to go for the dry one based on feel backed by no logic, just pure act of instinct.
A significant crowd built up by the time i reached there during evening time around 5++pm but i'm able to find seat for single pax luckily. Then the funny part comes when i tried ordering my dry bak chor mee, as i looked up to see their menu on their signboard, it clearly states the soup based and dry version with two chinese idioms inscribed below each version of the dish. Silly me, i said "Lady boss, i want one 独一无二 dry small size, mee pok and with chilli", the lady boss immediately knew what i was talking about as i pointed in the direction of the dry version on their signboard but i bet the people queuing behind me must be laughing their ass off like why this dude recite an idiom when can just order like a normal person haha😂
So to summarize, i order small size dry bak chor mee using mee pok as my main noodles choice, with spice added which cost at $5.50, and i went on to add a side dish, teochew prawn date small size, which cost an additional of $2.70.
For those who are not familiar with asian cuisine, the noodles, which we named it as mee pok, is characterized by its flat, wider and yellow appearance. Their mee pok is not too sticky, so after pouring some soup over to the bowl of dry mee pok, i can easily toss and turn the noodles around, with each strand of mee pok distributed evenly, along with the sauce and the chilli. In addition, the noodles was cooked just nice where it is firm and easily chewed. Minced meat and meatball was very tasty as well and the soup is marvelous, cooling your heat from the spice but more importantly, the soup broth is damm nice!!!
Actually, small size portion is just nice for anyone who wants to be 70~80% full and still able to grab something to eat later on, that is why they have their signature side dishes and ngo hiang. For me, i was curious with teochew style prawndate which there is another name which many will be familiar, called 五香, so i ordered the small size which comes with 3 pieces. It was served later than my main meal as they need to prepare it on the spot and it was worth the wait. The teochew prawndate does not taste heavily fried like the normal 五香, it was lightly fried but you still can feel the crispiness of the skin, even the ingredients in it was light in the sense as not oily, the minced prawn gave the whole prawndate a very nice 弹性!
I will definitely come back if i have bak chor mee cravings and what attracts me more to this place is that it is located along the river area to enjoy some sightseeing, near my workplace which is convenient and the entire stretch of double storey shophouses has a lot of pubs so nightlife or chillax is all there, although i don't spent my money on pubs etc, but i enjoy looking at the scenic nightlife of Singapore.
13 Circular Rd, Singapore 049369
- Monday: 11am - 10pm
- Tuesday: 11am - 10pm
- Wednesday: 11am - 10pm
- Thursday: 11am - 10pm
- Friday: 11am - 10pm
- Saturday: 11am - 10pm
- Sunday: Closed