Kim Keat Hokkien Mee is often said to be one of the top 5 Hokkien mee stalls in Singapore. We stopped by at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh to try their famous claypot Hokkien mee.
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee – An Efficient Stall in Toa Payoh
Occupying a small stall in a coffeeshop at Block 92 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Kim Keat Hokkien Mee is a smaller operation than we expected. But we soon found out that from this modest space, the couple running the stall was able to churn out a large volume of HKM consistently. It is a very efficient operation. The noodles are pre-fried in big batches in a large wok. The other big wok cooks the noodles to completion according to the orders received. A smaller stove is for heating up claypots.
The entire ordering procedure was efficiently taken. We placed our order with the table number being the identifier, made payment and the food was served to us when ready. Of course we picked to go at a non-peak hour – at about 2 pm on a week day. There was a handful of physical customers but we could see that they were cooking up a storm for a large delivery order.
Claypot Hokkien Mee Prices
Here is a picture of the Kim Keat Hokkien Mee menu. They offer two variants of Hokkien mee. The first type is served on plates and starts from $4. The second type is served in claypots which start from $11 for a 2-person portion. Since Kim Keat Hokkien Mee seems to be famous for the Toa Payoh claypot Hokkien mee, we naturally eyed the claypot version.
We are not sure about the differences between the two versions on HKM. But the presentation of the Hokkien mee in claypot certainly looks more attractive on the display. Also, anything served in claypots always seem to look and taste better. So we decided on a 2 person claypot Hokkien mee ($11).
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee – Claypot Hokkien Mee $11
First impressions were good. The claypot noodles looked as good as the photo on display – perhaps even better. The prawns were laid out neatly, surrounding a cluster of roast pork belly. Some clams could be seen peeping out from under the noodles.
The overall taste of the noodles was very satisfying. The different types of seafood had combined well to create a harmonious seafood flavour. The noodles were slightly wet. The highlight of this Hokkien mee was the roast pork which was delicious. In terms of quantity, the $11 portion is enough for 2 persons with small appetites. Two persons who are very hungry may consider getting a larger size. The 3-person serving costs $16.50.
Overall, Kim Keat HKM certainly lived up to its reputation as one of the best Hokkien mee in Singapore. It joins Come Daily Hokkien Mee, Tan Song Heng Hokkien Fried Prawn Noodles, Nam Sing Hokkien Mee as our current favourite Hokkien mee places in Singapore.
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
92 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, #01-264, Singapore 310092
Tel: +65 9011 4400
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 7 pm (Mon, Thurs – Sun)
Closed Tues, Wed
Nearby MRT: Braddell MRT Station.
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