Outram Park Char Kway Teow

This definitely brings back lots of fond memories. My mum owns a shop at the old Outram Park which has long been demolished for some science tech park which was never made. Mum to bring us to the Char Kway Teow shop without fail after a day's work, which I'd always look forward to. However, after the demolishment of Outram Park most of the shop have gone their separated ways. Though I've always noted the shop which I've patron as a child had moved to Hong Lim Hawker Centre, I never really got a chance to tried it out.

They even still use the exact shop sign after so many years.

Char Kway Teow. Mess in presentation, but sinful to taste.

Now the reins of the business have been passed down to his son and no longer fried but the old uncle with I used to buy from. Even so. After years of not savoring this childhood favourite, its distinct taste has been imprinted in my mind.

I noticed that the thing missing was the fish cake. The old chef was to wake up early in the morning just to make his own fish cakes. They were firm and had a hint of sweetness, very nice. Secondly, the newer version by his son was slightly more dry compared to his dad's version. However, they still have the same minced up pork lard bits that ensures even distribution. Smooth and silky noodles which isn't too firm. The way i prefer it.

The favour isn't overly sweet compared to many other Char Kway Teow which I've tried. Nevertheless flavour wise, both father and son's are very similar. If in comparison with his dad's, I would rate it to a 80/100 similarity. Best of all. Their only $2.50.

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Hong Lim Food Centre
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street
Singapore 510531

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