Hai Tang Lor Mee 海棠卤面 @ Mei Ling Market & Food Centre

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About six months ago, I was checking out Mei Ling Market & Food Centre for good eats. I tried the recommended Xin Lu Teochew Fishball Kway Teow Mee and Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Specialty which I had already blogged about then. At that time, I also had the Lor Mee from Hai Tang Lor Mee.

Sadly, the photos for the Lor Mee did not turn out satisfactory so I had to make a return visit to take the photos again. However, on the day of my visit, the stall was closed and there is a notice on the shutters informing customers that they would be taking a two months break.

This post eventually got pushed down and lay forgotten in the drafts section.

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With the new year, I decided to do some spring cleaning to clear away the drafts which I had accumulated therefore, I returned to Mei Ling Market & Food Centre and ordered a bowl of Hai Tang Lor Mee in order to complete this post.

I ordered a $3 bowl of bee hoon/mee and added the usual condiments like black vinegar and cut red chili.

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Hai Tang Lor Mee has got to be the most unpalatable-looking bowl of Lor Mee I ever had because all the ingredients are buried under the dark, gooey gravy. It does not help that the bowl they used are black making everything look more drearily dull than it already is.

As the stall is manned by two elderly ladies, I suppose making the Lor Mee look "pretty" is probably not on their mind.

But, as they say, do not judge a book by its cover. The Lor Mee definitely taste better than its looks.

The amount of bee hoon/mee is quite filling for me. Ingredients wise, it contained bits of fishcake, lor bak, a quarter of a hard-boiled egg, while the rest are mainly ngor hiang. I think there were a couple of crispy thingy which I am unable to identify.

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The only thing is, the gravy given is too little. After mixing everything up, and the gravy had clung on to the contents, there is hardly any gravy left in the bowl.

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The exterior of Mei Ling Market & Food Centre

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The sign at the bus stop

Getting to this food centre is very convenient. If you look at the map, the nearest MRT Station is Queenstown which would require a bit of walking up-slope. I would suggest taking bus service 64 from the bus stop (bus stop code 10201) opposite Redhill MRT Station instead as it brings you directly to the bus stop (bus stop code 11579) nearest to the food centre with minimal walking required. You know you have reached when you see aunties/grannies alighting the bus with their marketing trollies.


HAI TANG LOR MEE 海棠卤面
Mei Ling Market & Food Centre
159 Mei Chin Road
#02-14
Singapore 140159

Business Hours
Wed - Mon: 8am - 2pm
Closed: Tue

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZoSZqSKcJH62
GPS Coordinates: 1.293241,103.8002453


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