Li Fa Minced Pork Noodles @ New Upper Changi Road
It's been quite a while since I last ate Minced Pork Noodles at Bedok. My parents told me that the original outlet that we used to love doesn't serve up as delicious bowls of noodles as before but has been defeated by a competitor in the row behind them. I was curious and had to try the new stall. Walking towards the stall, I passed Hup Soon Fish Head Bee Hoon noodle stall. Hmm...should I eat both? In the interest of my health, weight and the health of my poor weighing scale, I decided to drop the double-carb thought.
Minced Pork Kway Teow Soup @ S$2.50
Ok, I know this looks like I had 2 bowls of noodles anyway but the picture above is that of my mum's bowl of rice noodle soup (kway teow soup). I love thin strands of kway teow and so in addition to stealing a shot, I stole a little spoonful of kway teow. The smooth strands slid down my throat like water down a luge slide. Though rice noodles are characteristically bland, the robust pork bone stock added a rich flavour to them.
Minced Pork Noodle Soup with Wanton @ S$3
This is a picture of my bowl of noodles (can barely be discerned beneath the surface of the soup). The golden brown dollop in the middle of the picture is a delectable mass of fried pork lard and garlic bits. These 2 elements added a sinful yet fragrant touch to the tasty broth. The dumplings (aka wanton) had a firm skin (unless you leave it to soak in the bowl) and the minced pork filling had the distinctive umami-filled flavour of fried dried flatfish. This is a Must-Try!
One of the things that I love about Singapore is how we can eat out inexpensively and yet still eat pretty well. Unfortunately, good hawkers are harder to come by these days so do try the noodles if you're in the vicinity.
Li Fa Minced Pork Noodles
Block 58 New Upper Changi Road