Head over to Hougang Hainanese Village Centre and you would find this stall with a long queue – Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee 羅弄阿蘇卤面.
Talk about Lor Mee 卤面, and some of the famous places to get the hawker dish includes Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee (Old Airport Road Food Centre), Feng Zhen Lor Mee (Taman Jurong Food Centre), Amoy St Lor Mee 厦门街卤面 (Whampoa Food Centre),Keng Heng Whampoa Teo Chew Lor Mee (Golden Mile Food Centre) and Lor Mee 178 (Tiong Bahru Food Centre).
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee 羅弄阿蘇卤面 is said to be in the business for more than 50 years, with old-school flavours that are a favourite with Hougang residents.
Make sure that you get to the stall during the early opening hours at noon, or prepare to wait at least 30 – 45 minutes for your order.
They may also sell out earlier before their closing hour of 3:30pm.
A bowl is reasonably priced at $3.50 or $4, and includes ngor hiang, fish cake, and braised duck meat – not quite the conventional meat item.
This stall does not include fish flakes as it is labour-intensive and the owner is worried there may be bones which affect many of their regulars who are more elderly.
As it is difficult to prepare the gravy (can get burnt or too watery if left there for long), the hawkers make just two big pots, cooked and seasoned till it is well-balanced with the right consistency.
What I particularly enjoyed was that the gravy stayed hot throughout the meat – flavourful but not too salty.
The gravy may come across not as rich or robust as the usually stalls, but there was something delightful in terms of its lightness – you don’t feel so jelak.
Also considered quite generous in terms of the ingredients. A nostalgic taste which is harder to find nowadays.
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee 羅弄阿蘇卤面
105 Hougang Ave 1, Hainanese Village Food Centre #02-51, Singapore 530105
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Other Related Entries
Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee (Old Airport Road Food Centre)
Feng Zhen Lor Mee (Taman Jurong Food Centre)
Amoy St Lor Mee 厦门街卤面 (Whampoa Food Centre)
Keng Heng Whampoa Teo Chew Lor Mee (Golden Mile Food Centre)
Old Airport Road Lor Mee (Balestier)
Lor Mee 178 (Tiong Bahru Food Centre)