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Ah Lim Mee Pok and Kway Teow Soup at Joo Chiat

The last time we had the famous Ah Lim mee pok at Joo Chiat Place was a few years ago. Since then it had been in the news, but we still longed for their mee pok and kway teow soup and revisited them recently.

Ah Lim Mee Pok and Kway Teow Soup at Joo Chiat, Ah Lim Jln Tua Kong Mee Pok

Ah Lim Jln Tua Kong Mee Pok is located in a coffeeshop along Joo Chiat Place, which is where you will also find Lim Bo Rojak. This is an area teeming with well-known food places. The famous Kim Choo bak chang shop is right next door. One of the oldest Peranakan restaurants, Guan Hoe Soon is a few doors down the road and popular tze char stall Joo Heng is just across the road.

Ah Lim Mee Pok and Kway Teow Soup at Joo Chiat

This famous mee pok stall looks roughly the same as it did when we visited it last time. Being a corner shop, they have space along the side for quite a few tables, which enjoy the benefit of shade and natural ventilation.. They have added nasi lemak and otah to their repertoire. We had one otah to satisfy our curiosity. We also ordered the evergreen dishes of bak chor mee pok tar and kway teow soup ($5 each).

Ah Lim Mee Pok and Kway Teow Soup at Joo Chiat, Ah Lim Jln Tua Kong Mee Pok

Ah Lim Mee Pok (Dry)

The Ah Lim mee pok was as good as we remember it to be. Cooked till nicely al dente (“QQ” is another description), the mee pok was topped with lots of minced pork. I suspect that the reason the taste is so special is the amounts of pork lard and oil used. Very fragrant and probably not very healthy, this is not something I would want to eat everyday. But wonderful to have once in a while.

Ah Lim Mee Pok and Kway Teow Soup at Joo Chiat

Kway Teow Soup

Slightly more healthy is the kway teow soup. Here the secret of success has to be the very tasty pork based soup. Lots of minced meat, some lard bits and spring onions complete the taste. It is amazing how such a clear soup can be so complex in taste.

Ah Lim Mee Pok and Kway Teow Soup at Joo Chiat

The Otah

The otah would have been a better companion with the nasi lemak packs being sold. But we tried one anyway. It was a nice piece of otah, but not of the same standard as the noodles that we tried.

    

Ah Lim Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok
64 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427786

Tel: +65 8699 3474

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