Up the escalator in Taman Jurong Market Food Centre to level 3, a snaking queue greeted us. Then a strong, mouth-watering vinegary whiff hits me! It stopped my footsteps, quite literally. I jumped behind the queue and simply refused to look further.
Today is not my first. It's been more than 2 years from my last bowl of bak chor mee here!
Bak Chor Mee, dry ($2.50)
Its memorable taste is heart-stopping wonderful! No doubt, Ric had to spend half an hour at the queue that moves ever so slowly, with the hawker moving away next door to refill his drink, making phone calls while peeping in to the queue. Haha... Ric was clearly irritated.
But i was heightened in anticipation. Between crunchy lard bits with minced meat, pork slices, tender pig's liver, canned button mushrooms and fresh Shiitake, i took a sip of their altogether savory soup to dispel the morning chill. Ahhh...
Bak Chor Mee Pok, soup ($2.50)