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Stall promoting hearty lor mee with crispy fried fish, open simply 5 hours a day


The Uncle Yeo Lor Mee stall is positioned inside Zhi Yuan Espresso Store at 151A Serangoon North Avenue 2, simply throughout from the Serangoon Group Membership. It’s one of many names within the hawker group that I’ve heard talked about a number of occasions however by no means had the chance to attempt.

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - coffeeshop

It’s unusual timing as a result of the eponymous Uncle Yeo retired in Feb 2022 after a number of a long time within the enterprise. Nonetheless, that was solely after the present operator had mastered the artwork of making his distinctive recipe underneath his shut supervision.

Seeing because the stall options his title, Uncle Yeo apparently nonetheless visits recurrently to see how issues are going and even rolls up his sleeves to whip up a bowl or two for fortunate prospects. I used to be not so lucky after I made my manner down this week.

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - hawker cooking

Seeing the younger feminine hawker in her pink galoshes at work, I couldn’t assist however smile on the stark distinction between her and the person on the signboard. Incomes Uncle Yeo’s blessing was fairly an achievement, although, and the earnest look on her face as she bustled about reassured me.

What I attempted at Uncle Yeo Lor Mee

The Uncle Yeo Lor Mee stall is a specialist— it sells solely Lor Mee (S$4). After having heard and skim a lot in regards to the well-known bowl, I ordered one and requested for Egg (S$0.60). (That was earlier than I realised there was already a submerged half egg within the bowl)

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - lor mee

My dish was made on the spot inside about 2 minutes and got here trying and smelling scrumptious.

You possibly can assist your self to the coriander and garlic paste, and I believe they actually added some important flavour to my bowl. The gravy had what I’d say is the right consistency for lor mee. Simply thick sufficient to be fluid however nonetheless heavy with flavour, it fashioned the background on which all the opposite components excelled.

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - pork

I counted roughly 20 items of pork of the scale proven within the image above. Each piece was tender and superbly cooked by way of. It had a slight peppery warmth however was so refined that it didn’t tickle my throat.

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - fish

The 4 items of fried fish have been good and crispy however that wasn’t what impressed me most about them. I actually appreciated that the hawker had not positioned the primary few items of fish inside attain into the bowl. As a substitute, she lifted and checked every bit earlier than including it.

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - hawker at work

I had moved off to the facet as she ready the noodles so she couldn’t see me and I didn’t inform her I used to be there for a evaluation till after I used to be carried out consuming. Watching her select fastidiously gave me an perception into the mindset of somebody making an attempt her finest to present each buyer the absolute best expertise. Very good.

There was simply sufficient taugeh to supply attention-grabbing texture and crunch between the strands of sentimental noodles.

Remaining ideas

Lor mee is among the Hokkien dishes that doesn’t get fairly as a lot consideration and publicity as a few of its cousins. Maybe if extra folks tried the model at Uncle Yeo Lor Mee, it could be extra well-liked.

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee - stall

I had learn on-line feedback claiming that the style has modified since Uncle Yeo’s retirement however that wasn’t what prospects consuming there informed me. I spoke to a number of individuals who stated that they saved coming again as a result of the bowls of lor mee have been pretty much as good as ever.

With out having tried the unique, I can not vouch for both opinion. After making an attempt a bowl from Uncle Yeo Lor Mee for myself, although, I discover myself wanting one other one quickly.

What caught with me most about my go to— other than the pink galoshes— was the care the hawker took in choosing the right items of fish. A small factor, you would possibly say, however I take it as an indication of somebody working exhausting to dwell as much as the stall’s massive title… and impressing folks alongside the way in which.

Anticipated injury: $4 – $4.60 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Score: 4.5 / 5

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee

151A Serangoon North Avenue 2, Zhi Yuan Espresso Store, Singapore 551151

Worth

Our Score 4.5/5

Uncle Yeo Lor Mee

151A Serangoon North Avenue 2, Zhi Yuan Espresso Store, Singapore 551151

Phone: +65 9386 7520

Working Hours: 7.30am – 1.30pm (Tue to Solar), Closed on Mon



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