Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee 味難忘福建鹵麵 @ Market Street Interim Hawker Centre

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Last year, it was reported in the news that the Golden Shoe Car Park is slated to be demolished to make way for a spanking new 51-storey office tower.

Inevitably, the hawker centre located within the building had to be relocated. This is grim news for many as the hawker centre has been offering affordable food options for those working in the CBD area for the past 33 years.

There is no need for panic though, as the hawkers did not move far - they have simply shifted into a temporary hawker centre just about 200 metres from their original location. One of the levels in the new office building will be reserved as a food court and once the construction has been completed, the former Golden Shoe hawkers will return.

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I actually went to check out the temporary food centre a few weeks ago but my arrival coincide with the crazy lunch hour. I was reluctant to join the queue so I decided to recce the place first by taking photographs of the stalls with the longest queue and returning to check them out on another day.

Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee (味難忘福建鹵麵) was one of the stalls that I wanted to check out.

This stall is managed by a pair of elderly couple in their 70s. When I approached the stall, the auntie was busy slicing braised pork. I placed my order with her and she conveyed my order to the uncle who began preparing it.

When my order was ready, auntie helped me to add the minced garlic and vinegar even though the condiments are placed outside the stall where I could have done it myself. I find her so motherly and amicable.

The Lor Mee is available at $3 and $4. I understand that they used to be $2 and $3 a few years back. 

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My $4 bowl was almost filled to the brim with ingredients and certainly looked very appetizing. In my bowl, there are shredded fish meat, slices of lean braised meat, ngor hiang balls and something that looked suspiciously like fried wanton skin.

Since I did not request for my usual mix of bee hoon (rice vermicelli) and mee (round, yellow noodles), they used the default flat, yellow noodles which is cooked al dente.

One interesting thing about their lor (gravy) is that it's not as starchy as the usual Lor Mee. Theirs is more soupy and not too salty but in no way any less delicious, in my opinion.

Furthermore, the portion is quite substantial and with the fresh ingredients used, I think this is really value for money!

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It won't be another four years till the new building is completed but honestly, I do not know how many more years can the elderly couple keep the stall running? I wish there is someone to take over the stall in due time so that we can still enjoy this delicious bowl of goodness for years to come.

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Market Street Interim Hawker Centre - the temporary hawker centre housing the Golden Shoe hawkers for the next four years is situated at Cross Street, right next to Telok Ayer MRT Station Exit A.


WEI NAN WANG HOCK KIAN LOR MEE 味難忘福建鹵麵
Market Street Interim Hawker Centre
8 Cross Street
#01-46
Singapore 048424

Business Hours
Sun - Fri : 10am - 3pm
Closed: Sat/Sun/P. Holiday

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4bBDdcTdbr32
GPS Coordinates: 1.2820535,103.8465985


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