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Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles Famous Bak Chor Mee @ Toa Payoh

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (來興香菇肉脞麵) at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh is said to be one of the best bak chor mee in Singapore. But there seems to be some recent Google reviews that have differing views. We recently set out to check out this top BCM stall in Singapore.

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (來興香菇肉脞麵)review

Block 73 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh

When a famous hawker stall achieves nation-wide fame, it is always a good idea to visit it during a low off-peak hour. We went on a weekday at around 1030 am. Just after the market breakfast crowd but before the working folks show up for lunch. This famous BCM stall is located in a coffee shop in Block 73 Lor 4 Toa Payoh.

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (來興香菇肉脞麵) Toa Payoh review

The coffeeshop was moderately busy but with several empty tables available.

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (來興香菇肉脞麵) Singapore review

The Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle stall was a busy place with a few people attending to the customers. Ordering was easy as the choice of food was limited to selecting the type of noodles, the size ($5, $6 or $7) and whether to have the noodles dry or with soup. We selected a kway teow soup and dry mee, both in a medium $6 size. Our first choice for dry noodle would have been mee pok, but it was sold out.

We were given number tags after payment, which was a good idea as it avoids the tedium of having to wait at the stall. Some coffee was useful to make the wait more pleasant. Our number was 12 and we quickly responded when our number showed up on the digital display.


Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (Wet and Dry)

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (來興香菇肉脞麵) review

Bak Chor Mee Tah

The dry noodles were thick and springy. The noodles were topped with mix of mushrooms, pork slices. minced pork and liver. A nicely balanced gravy completed the dish, which we thought was a good bak chor mee. but not as mind-blowing as I had expected. Perhaps the noodles were too smooth and rounded to absorb the gravy. Mee pok may have performed better.

Lai Heng Kway Teow Tng

The kway teow soup provided contrast to the strong flavours of the dry mee. The flavours of the soup was more delicate and soft. This is a wonderful bowl of comfort food. In fact we think that the soup version was better than the dry. This meal reminded us of an earlier visit this year to Ah Lim Mee Pok at Joo Chiat Place when we had a similar combination of noodles.

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle (來興香菇肉脞麵)
 #01-611 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, Block 73, Singapore 310073


Opening Hours: 8 am – 4 pm
Closed on Wednesdays

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There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup in a can. – Laurie Colwin

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