Keng Heng Whampoa Teochew Lor Mee (庆兴黄埔潮州卤面) and Yu Pan (御品果条汤) at Foodfare coffeeshop at Ghim Moh Link were two new places that we visited recently. It seems like we will be returning to this part of south-west Singapore quite frequently.
NTUC Foodfare coffeeshop at Ghim Moh Link
According to its website, “Foodfare was established in 1995 with the social purpose of providing affordable, tasty and healthier meals to the community”. It also has a social mission to “provide value, quality cooked food in Singapore by providing a pricing benchmark for the industry to follow”. It has more than 100 locations nationwide. The NTUC Foodfare coffeeshop at Ghim Moh Link is one of the nicest coffeeshops in Singapore that I have seen. It is bright and clean. There is a high ceiling and each stall has big clear signs. It is also convenient, right next to a multi-storey carpark and Ghim Moh Fairprice supermarket.
Keng Heng Whampoa Teochew Lor Mee Ghim Moh Link
Keng Heng Whampoa Teochew Lor Mee is a famous lor mee stall in Golden Mile food centre that I have heard of but never tried. Golden Mile is undergoing some renovations at the moment and Keng Heng Lor Mee Ghim Moh is their second outlet.
Newspaper clippings adorn the front of the Keng Heng stall. It has certainly been well-featured in the media. I was glad I could finally try it. They sell only one thing – lor mee which is available in 3 versions – $4, $5 and $6. The pricier ones are not only larger but have more toppings. As is the case in Foodfare places, there are discounts for NTUC Union members. At all Foodfare coffee shops, every stall has to offer a Budget Meal with prices ranging between $2-$3. Keng Heng offers a “Heng Mee” option priced at $3 with an additional 10% discount for ComCare card holders.
Lor Mee at Ghim Moh Link
We tried the $4 and $5 versions at Keng Heng. The latter has noticeably more toppings than the former. We like that they were very generous with all the garnishes – chopped garlic, spring onion and chilli paste. We asked for the optional chilli padi and requested more garlic,
This is what the $5 lor mee at Keng Heng Whampoa Teochew Lor Mee Ghim Moh Link. It is a lot of food for $5. I cannot think of a better way to spend five bucks. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. The gravy has a nice underlying taste. The vinegar, chilli and garlic added highlights to the flavours. Everything became a harmonious mass after they were mixed up.
Here are pictures of the $4 lor mee. It is slightly smaller but the main difference is the omission of the fish skins in the toppings. Other than that, the taste is the same. We saw others buying the $6 version that looks much larger. That is the one to go for if you hungry or have specifically travelled to Ghim Moh from afar to eat this.
Keng Heng Whampoa Teochew Lor Mee
Foodfare @ Ghim Moh Link
Blk 29A, Ghim Moh Link, #01-06,
Opening Hours 7.30am to 3 pm
Closed on Tuesday