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Oct 15, 2012 03:41 AM

Singapore - Superb KL-style Hokkien Noodles at Marina Bay Sands

Delightful find at the otherwise over-priced, over-rated Rasapura Masters food court in Marina Bay Sands: May Star produced a superb lard-infused, flavorsome KL-style black Hokkien noodles. Although nowhere approaching the standards of KL-based stalwarts, May Star's version was nevertheless cooked correctly: minced garlic & dried flounder powder sauteed in hot pork lard, followed by cabbage, pork, noodles. More lard, then pork stock, left to simmer. Then, more lard, add dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, shrimps, stir then left to simmer till all the stock were absorbed by the noodles.

The end-product was smoky, porky, glistening with fat, absolutely sinful, with nuggets of golden-crisp fried lardons hidden in the mound of noodles. No liver nor squid in this version though.

P.S. - Thru some quirk of translation, May Star billed this dish as "KL Ancient Hokkien Mee"! ROFL! *Traditional* Hokkien mee would have sounded better.

Address details
May Star Malaysian Food
Rasapura Masters
B2-50 (Beside skating rink), Canal level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956,

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    1. re: klyeoh

      Maybe from the POV of all these modernist cooks and chefs who seem to be in abundance in Singapore ;-) this style IS old-fashioned and ancient. :-D

    2. Glad to hear! I remember you had mentioned before that KL-style Hokkien Mee was pretty bad in Singapore...

      That plate of stuff looks good. Not enough, though. :-) How much? For that matter what does a "typical" plate of it run in KL nowadays anyway?

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      1. re: huiray

        This one costed S$5.80 = RM14.50. Very reasonably priced in this case, because Kim Lian Kee @ Hutong Lot 10 in KL (where the environment is not as nice as Rasapura) priced its Hokkien noodles at RM9.50.

        In standard KL Hokkien mee joints, the price hovers between RM5.50 to RM7.50 for an individual portion.