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‘Pls do not characteristic me!” What’s this hawker hiding?

“No, no, no must characteristic us!” Wow. This was actually a primary— the girl behind the counter at Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice, Bee Hoon and Mee in Bendemeer Market and Meals Centre was telling me to not write about her stall.

fu quan - storefront

It wasn’t pretend modesty on her half, both. I had been watching from a spot close by for half-hour and my watch learn 2.30pm, well beyond lunch hour. The queue. Simply. Wouldn’t. Finish. At occasions, it was 20-odd folks lengthy. The hawker woman appeared fairly real in her want to get some relaxation and didn’t need to be featured.

No stranger to disobeying my elders, right here I’m, fortunately typing away.

Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice, Bee Hoon and Mee have to be doing one thing proper for thus many individuals to need to eat there. I actually wished to know what that was.

What I attempted at Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice

At first look, Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice is your typical ‘select your dishes’ Financial system Rice stall. One distinction I observed was that there aren’t any little signboards telling you the costs of combos.

fu quan - plate of economy rice

Everybody forward of me appeared to know precisely what they wished however I needed to peer by way of the glass and selected no matter seemed probably the most appetising. I ended up with a Pork Chop, Tofu, Lengthy Beans, and Pork Sausage and Potatoes, all served with an average-sized quantity of rice. It value me S$6.

fu quan - close of up meat

The Pork Chop was an honest measurement and got here slathered in a light-weight layer of sauce. It was conveniently lower into skinny strips however I discovered the meat barely extra chewy than I like. Flavour-wise although, it was nice and I loved the sweetish sauce. This dish made an okay addition to a meal however I’d have most popular a greater texture and possibly received’t order this once more after I go to subsequent time.


In contrast, the Tofu was a success. Supremely silky and comfortable, that is what well-prepared bean curd ought to style like. The magic right here wasn’t simply the tofu itself however the dressing it got here in that was generously peppered with sesame seeds.

The coup de grâce was the addition of sliced onion, strips of cucumber and, most of all, semi-ripe mango. The tangy sourness of the crunchy mango, the crispness of the contemporary cucumber, and the flavour from the onion made each chew a beautiful explosion of style and texture. You should do that!

Fully shocking me was the Pork Sausage and Potatoes. I selected it, naturally, for the meat nevertheless it was the potatoes that really made it particularly scrumptious. I can’t even start to explain how comfortable and tender the potato was. It amazes me that somebody can put together each morsel of 1 ingredient of a dish to perfection when they’re cooking in such giant batches.

Mix the tender potatoes with the pleasantly savoury pork and the sweetish sauce and also you get the proper accompaniment to your rice.

“No veggie, ah?” got here the hawker woman’s immediate. Her concern for guaranteeing I had a balanced meal was cute, so I needed to relent. She have to be a mum, assured. I pointed sheepishly on the tray of Lengthy Beans and she or he fortunately added it to my plate.

fu quan - long beans

There have been no fireworks however the greens tasted contemporary and had the good crisp texture we affiliate with well-cooked lengthy beans. They went nicely with the rice and I simply would possibly ask for this dish myself after I return.

Closing ideas

I’m fairly torn penning this overview. Whereas the meal I had was undoubtedly fairly satisfying and the hawker woman was very good, I don’t perceive the rationale behind the Queue-That-has-No-Finish at Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice. There appear to be higher choices at Bendemeer Market and Meals Centre the place you don’t have to attend this lengthy.

However, the Tofu actually was divine and, even now, remembering the crisp-firm-soft distinction between the cucumber, mango and tofu makes me need to eat it once more. Like, by itself. And possibly two or three servings.

Price-wise, there have been no surprises. For S$6, I had a nice, filling meal and a pleasant expertise. My recommendation is to go to outdoors of peak meal occasions to get the perfect of each worlds.

In case you are ever at Bendemeer Market and Meals Centre, make your method to this stall. Simply search for the endless queue.

Anticipated injury: S$4 – S$7 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Ranking: 3.5 / 5

Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice

29 Bendemeer Street, Bendemeer Meals Centre, #01-03, Singapore 330029


Our Ranking 3.5/5

Fu Quan Combined Greens Rice

29 Bendemeer Street, Bendemeer Meals Centre, #01-03, Singapore 330029

Working Hours: 11am – 8pm (Wed & Fri – Solar)



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