Tuck Kee Ipoh Sah Hor Fun 德记怡保沙河粉 @ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

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Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

One of the most exasperating thing to happen while queuing for hawker food has got to be when you thought you are next in line, the person in front actually ordered more than 10 packets to go!

What a bummer...

That's what happened to me when I was queuing for a plate of Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sah Hor Fun at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre.

Tuck Kee does not use the regular wide hor fun used by our local tze char stalls here. Ipoh's Sah Hor Fun is a flat, rice noodle that is long and narrow bearing some resemblance to our kway teow.

The sah hor fun is drenched with a thickened brown sauce full of crustacean umami with chye sim and fried shallots on the side.

The only headache you have, is to choose what ingredients you want to go with your sah hor fun. The choices are Chicken with Prawns ($4), Medium Prawns ($4.50), Pacific Clam with Prawns ($4.50), Abalone Mushroom with Prawns ($4) and of course their signature and most popular item, Crayfish with Prawns ($6).

No brownie points for guessing what I ordered.

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Crayfish with Prawns Hor Fun SGD6

I must say the Crayfish Sah Hor Fun did provide some visual excitement!

My order came with two prawns which were peeled and halved (with the tail intact) while the crayfish has also been halved for easy removal.

The prawns and crayfish were very fresh but were a tad cold since they were prepared in advance.

The sah hor fun is smooth and delicious to slurp together with the sauce which has a savory seafood flavor.

I kind of regret for mixing the chili sauce into the entire plate. Although the chili sauce is quite shiok on it's own, I find that it alters the taste of the entire dish. I very much prefer the taste without the chili.

At $6, I personally feel the Crayfish Hor Fun is quite worth it. Be forewarned that the dish gets sold out by lunch so do arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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The flesh of the Crayfish

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The Verdict?
My ratings: 3/5


TUCK KEE IPOH SAH HOR FUN  (德记怡保沙河粉)
531A Upper Cross Street
#02-41A
Hong Lim Food Centre
Singapore 051531

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 11 am – 3 pm (or until sold out)
Closed on Sundays

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/azHUs
GPS Coordinates: 1.285397,103.845874


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